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27 January 2012

K (189?–?) Soviet pioneer.

From Kazan, Tartarstan, USSR, K was diagnosed as a ‘transvestite’ in 1937.

She was given permission by the People’s Court to wear female clothing, her identity papers were changed to her female name, and her name was removed from the military recruitment rolls.

She was featured in a 1957 gynaecology textbook.
  • M.G. Serdiukov. Sudebnaia ginekologiia I sudebnoi akusherstvo. Moscow: Meditsina 1957: 47-8.
  • Dan Healey. Homosexual Desire in Revolutionary Russia: The Regulation of Sexual and Gender Dissent. Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, 2001: fig 24.


Robyn Ann Jane Alice said...

Writing on history of science topics, speaking Russian, and having spent much research time in the Soviet Union and later Russia -- and also being T myself -- I am very interested in learning more. Is there anything else in the literature, either in Russian or in English, about K? Спасибо!

Zagria said...

See Healey's book.

Billie said...

Wow, 1937! I felt I was alone for most of my "confused" life, but alas I wasn't. Thank you for your blog.