The trans movement has had a huge influence on LGBTQ communities everywhere. Now it reveals its academic side with the publication of Trans Activism In Canada ($69.95, Women's Press), edited by Dan Irving and Rupert Raj. This first-of-its-kind collection presents essays by activists and scholars on issues that continue to preoccupy trans people - poverty, isolation, access to health care and more. The book launches Friday (May 30) at the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives. See book listings.