Monthly Archives: December 2015

A Father Speaks Out About His Transgender Daughter & Their Family Journey

9780812995411By Wayne Maines, father of Nicole Maines.  The Maines family is the focus of Amy Ellis Nutt’s Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family (Random House, October 2015)

Recently I had the opportunity to speak at Bowdoin College, in Brunswick, Maine. Before the lecture I spent an hour walking around their beautiful campus, thinking about how to frame my discussion about equality, harassment and my family without getting too emotional. I was concerned that breaking into tears might distract from my message, which acknowledges that we have indeed come far these past five years, but further stresses that there is still a great deal of work to be done.

I am the proud father of identical twins: one is a boy and one is a girl. My beautiful daughter Nicole is transgender. This talk was important to me, a chance to meet with senior staff, middle management and students and have a conversation about transgender rights in schools. Continue reading

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Random House Academic Resources Confirms Author Lineup for the 2016 First-Year Experience® Conference











Random House Academic Resources is pleased to announce the author line-up for the 2016 First-Year Experience® Conference (February 20-23, Orlando, Florida).  From books on marriage equality, to masterful works of literary journalism, to powerful memoirs of resiliency, we will have something for every FYE program.  Click here to RSVP to one or both events. Our author lineup is as follows (in order of appearance):


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