Praise for Dancing the Dialectic

True Tales of a Transgender Trailblazer

A must-read into the ever-expanding world of gender diversity!  Eurasian-Canadian, Pansexual Trans Elder RUPERT RAJ shares his “transjectory” from 1952 to 2020, from his gender transition as a teenager in Ottawa,  to his 50+ years of worldwide trans activism and community-building. This expanded edition shares the spotlight with other transgender, gender non-binary, intersex, Two-Spirit and Hijra worldwide with a bonus intersectional bibliography. 

– Noam Gonick, filmmaker

At this point, I’ve read pretty much every trans autobiography published between 1955 and the present – and, of all of them, Rupert’s is undoubtedly my favourite. “Dancing the Dialectic” combines a poetic approach to prose with a genuine attention to detail, and does so smoothly enough to lead the reader through fifty years of narrative that shifts between trans activism, animal rights campaigning, and therapeutic musings, all without missing a step. This is a must-read for any writer looking for inspiration, or any reader looking for alternatingly joyous and acerbically witty recollections of a trailblazing figure at multiple, vital points in trans history.

~Os Keyes, July 21, 2022