This site is the most comprehensive on the web devoted to trans history and biography. Well over 1400 persons worthy of note, both famous and obscure, are discussed in detail, and many more are mentioned in passing.)

There is a detailed Index arranged by vocation, doctor, activist group etc.

In addition to this most articles have one or more labels at the bottom. Click one to go to similar persons. There is a full list of labels at the bottom of the page. There is also a search box at the top left. Enjoy exploring!

Books online

Books of interest to readers of this Blog that can be found online.

Cesare Taruffi. Ermafroditiso ed agenosoma. Bologna, 1903. TXT

Magnus Hirschfeld. Die Transvestiten: eine Untersuchung über den erotischen Verkleidungstrieb mit umfangreichem casuistischen und historischen Material. Alfred Pulvermacher & Co., 1910 PDF

Magnus Hirschfeld & Max Tike. Der erotische Verkleidungstrieb (Die Transvestiten). Alfred Pulvermacher & Co, 1912. PDF
 
 
Artificial rejuvenation and voluntary change of sex: according to professor Steinach, 1926.
https://archive.org/details/artificialrejuve00ishl.
 



E. Carlton Winford. Femme Mimics. Dallas Texas: Winford Company. 1954.
www.queermusicheritage.com/femme1.html






Roberta Cowell. Roberta Cowell's Story. London: Heinemann. New York: British Book Centre, 208 pp Inc.1954.  With a preface by Canon Millbourne.    Online at www.changelingaspects.com/Life%20Stories/Roberta%20Cowells%20Story.htm


Tamara Reese. "Reborn": a factual life story of a transition from male to female. Los Angeles: Irene Lipman. 1955. PDF


 CJ Bulliet.  Venus Castina : famous female impersonators, celestial and human.   Bonanza Books, 1956.  
 https://archive.org/details/venuscastinafamobull


Leonard Wheeler, as told to Larry Moddock.  Sex life of a transvestite.  KDS PUblishing, 1964.
https://archive.org/details/sexlifeoftransve00murd.




Chris Shaw & Arthur Oates. A Pictorial History of the Art of Female
Impersonation. London: King-Shaw Productions. 1966.
www.queermusicheritage.com/fem-pic1.html.




Harry Benjamin. The Transsexual Phenomenon. New York: Julian Press, 1966.   PDF


Jan Walinder.  Transsexualism: A Study of Forty Three Cases. Goteborg: Scandinavian University Books, 1967.
 https://web.archive.org/web/20070522133108/http://www.symposion.com/ijt/walinder/index.htm




Avery Willard. Female Impersonation. New York: Regiment Publications. 95 pp
1971.
www.queermusicheritage.com/fem-willard1.html




Dianna Boileau. as told to Felicity Cochrane.  Behold I am a Woman.   Pyramid Books, 1972.
https://archive.org/details/beholdiamwoman00dian.


Jan Morris.  Conundrum.  London: Faber and Faber, 1974. www.changelingaspects.com/Life%20Stories/Conundrum.htm










Duncan Fallowell & April Ashley. April Ashley's Odyssey. London: Jonathan Cape viii, 287 pp 1982. London: Arrow 1983.
http://www.antijen.org/Aprilv1/.



Yvonne Sinclair. Transvestism within a partnership of marriage and families London: Transvestite/Transsexual Group (UK), 1984. www.yvonnesinclair.co.uk/pages/Yvonne's Book.html.






Rosemary Pardoe & Darroll Pardoe. The Female Pope: the Mystery of Pope Joan: the First Complete Documentation of the Facts behind the Legend. Wellingborough: Crucible 1988
www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~pardos/popejoanhome.html.




Richard Ekins. Male femaling: a grounded theory approach to cross-dressing and sex-changing. London & New York: Routledge. 1997.
  http://gen.lib.rus.ec/get?nametype=orig&md5=44ef756b7bd1c4682b204102684f68d5




Human Rights Violations against the Transgender Community: A study of kothi and hijra sex workers in Bangalore, India - September 2003.   PDF






Christina Annalena Eckert. The Historicisation of the Hermaphroditic/Intersexed Body: From Medicalisation to De-Medicalisation.  MA thesis.  University of Essex.  2003.  PDF.


Christine Johnson.  Transsexualism: An Unacknowledged Endpoint of Development Endocrine Disruption.  MES Thesis.  Evergreen State College.  2004.   PDF


A graphic novel based on the life of Adela Vasquez.  Jaime Cortez & Patrick Hebert. Sexile = Sexilio. LA: Institute for Gay Men's Health, 2004.   PDF.


Joshua Mira Goldberg.  Trans People in the Criminal Justice System.  The Women/Trans Dialogue Planning Committee, the Justice Institute of BC, and the Trans Alliance Society, 2004.  PDF.


Aaron Lee Bachhofer.  The Emergence and Evolution of the Gay and Bisexual Male Subculture in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1889-2005.  PhD Oklahoma State University, 2006.  PDF.


Kristen Loehr. Transvestites in Buenos Aires: Prostitution, Povery & Policy. MA thesis Georgetown University & Universidad de San Martin. 2007.
https://repository.library.georgetown.edu/handle/10822/551629.


Robert S. Hill.  ‘As a man I exist; as a woman I live’: Heterosexual Transvestism and the Contours of Gender and Sexuality in Postwar America.  PhD Dissertation.  University of Michigan 2007. http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/handle/2027.42/57615.

Stephen Whittle & Lewis Turner.  '' 'Sex Changes'? Paradigm Shifts in 'Sex' and 'Gender' Following the Gender Recognition Act?".  Sociological Research Online, 12,1, 2007.  www.socresonline.org.uk/12/1/whittle.html.

 Stephen Whittle, Lewis Turner & Maryam Al-Alami, with Em Rundall & Ben Thom.  Engendered Penalties: Transgender and Transsexual People's Experiences of Inequality and Discrimination.  The Equalities Review, 2007.    PDF.



Stephen Whittle, Lewis Turner, Ryan Combs, Stephenne Rhodes.  Transgender EuroStudy: Legal Survey and Focus on the Transgender Experience of Health Care.  ILGE-Euope & TGEU, April 2008.  PDF




Alejandra Victoria PortatadinoLa Discriminación y el Estado de Apartheid.  2008.    PDF



Karen Saunders.  Queer Intercorporeality: Bodily Disruption of Straight Space.  PhD Dissertation.  University of Canterbury, Christchurch, 2008.     PDF


Wiktor Dynarski.  The history of transgender activism in Poland.  2009.   PDF.


Richard Evans.  A Philosophical Exploration of Transsexuality.  PhD Thesis, University of Birmingham, June 2009.   PDF




Transsexual People in Germany.   Aktion Transsexualitat und Menschenrecht, 2010    PDF.

Jaime M. Grant, Ph.D., Lisa A. Mottet, J.D., and Justin Tanis, D.Min, with Jody L. Herman, Ph.D., Jack Harrison, and Mara Keisling.  National Transgender Discrimination Survey Report on health and health care.  National Center for Transgender Equality and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Octobwr 2010.   PDF.

Cecilia Dhejne, Paul Lichtenstein, Marcus Boman, Anna L. V. Johansson, Niklas Långström, and Mikael Landén.  Long-Term Follow-Up of Transsexual Persons Undergoing Sex Reassignment Surgery: Cohort Study in Swedenwww.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3043071.

Jaime M. Grant, Lisa A. Mottet, Justin Tanis with Jack Harrison, Jody L. Haerman & Mara Kesiling. Injustice at Every Turn: A Report of the Transgender Discrimination Survey. Washington: National Center for Transgender Equality & National Gay & Lesbian Task Force, 2012. Download


Genny Beemyn.  Transgender History in the United States.  A special unabridged version of a book chapter from Trans Bodies, Trans Selves.   2014.   PDF

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