Hey, sorry for getting to your question late!
Personally, I don’t feel it’s rude of you to ask me, specifically. Not all people feel the same way, though, so I’ll just give you that warning.
Anyway, I do have a few recommendations of my own:
*As a disclaimer, I don’t believe these are all ~perfect~, but they can be a good start on a journey of education*
- Gender Redesigner - FTM focus
- Gender Rebel - FAAB (Female Assigned At Birth) genderqueer focus
- Beautiful Daughters - MTF focus
- 100% Woman - MTF focus
- Southern Comfort - Mixed focus, predominately FTM
- Red Without Blue - MTF focus
- Smalltown Boy - Gender-variant focus
- Transgression - MTF focus
- — end of movies/docs found on logotv.com—
- She’s a Boy I Knew - MTF focus
These movies are all ones I’ve seen, with the focus mainly on one or more trans*persons, and how their being trans* affects their lives.
Then there’s movies and documentaries which feature trans*people, but aren’t necessarily about being transgender:
- Bear Run - one of the guys is FTM and hangs out with Bears
- The Butch Factor - one interviewee is FTM, doesn’t appear until near the end
- Queer Streets - some of the people who appear are transwomen (View it also to learn about what it’s like for some to be trans*, people of color, and homeless in New York City.)
- U People - A few of the people are trans*-identified, and discuss it halfway through (Helpful for learning about some struggles trans* people of color face)
These movies/docs are also found on logotv.com for free.
Books - I’ve not read many books on being transgender, so this is an extremely limited list.
- Becoming a Visible Man by Jamison Green - Definite FTM focus
- Transgender Warriors by Leslie Feinberg - Pan-trans* focus
The only article I can give is one from CosmoGirl Magazine, October 2007. It featured an article on being genderqueer, which, again, though not perfect, started me on my journey to education and self discovery. You can download it here; it’s on page 152, and it’s called The Gender Spectrum.
From there, I went to Wikipedia and searched for the term “genderqueer”.
There’s a list of trans* members of tumblr, located at shaananigans.tumblr.com/transclan. (Don’t be fooled by the astronomically long list of FTMs; MTFs and non-binary trans*folk are on tumblr, too!)
These are some tumblrs I follow who either don’t appear on the list of trans-members, and I think are important to follow/lurk.
- Fuck Yeah Cute Trans Chicks
- Fuck Yeah FTMs
- Fuck Yeah FTMs of Color
- Trans~ine (trans-ine.tumblr.com)
- Trans*Active (trans-active.tumblr.com)
- Ciscentrism Sucks
- STFU Binarists
- XYX rebellion
- Stuff That Did Not Make Me Trans
- Fuck Yeah Androgyny
Websites are kind of harder to compile, as there’s so many! Add to the fact that not all the websites you find through Google are really the best. But still, use Google. Use keywords like transgender, transpeople, transsexual, trans*, transman/men, transwoman/women, MTF, FTM, genderqueer, bigender, agender, pangender, neutresex, neutrois, genderfuck.
I can already see from your ask that you don’t just want to listen to some stuffy cisgender people talk about trans* lives, squishing their autonomy, re-writing their lives and histories, so it’s very important to always consider what the trans*person in question has to say about themselves and their struggles FIRST and FOREMOST. Otherwise, you’re not going to get much that’s truly good information.
*sigh* That was a lot. But I didn’t just wanna throw a few titles at you and rush you out the door. You don’t have to digest all these sites, movies, books, etc. at once, and you don’t have to consider this the END ALL BE ALL LIST OF TRANS* THINGS. Because it’s not.
Good luck on your journey of education! (Oh, and if you ask other trans*people for resources or trans* things, some may say no, and tell you to Google it. Don’t scoff at their suggestion. If they say no, they mean no; Google it yourself.)