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29 June 2015

28 trans persons in the rest of England who changed things by example or achievement

See also persons in London, and in Wales/Ireland/Scotland.

  1. Gentleman Jack (Anne) Lister (1791 – 1848) landowner and colliery owner near Halifax, Yorkshire. De facto marriage to local heiress. Book 

  2. Walter Sholto Douglas (1790 - 1830) writer, friend of Mary Shelley. GVWW   Wikipedia
  3. James Barry (1795 – 1865) military surgeon in South Africa, Malta, Crimea, Canada. Outed at death. GVWW   Wikipedia   Book 
  4. Micky Jacob (1884 – 1964) novelist. GVWW   Book 

  5. Victor Barker (1895 – 1960) fraudster, exhibited as freak in Blackpool. Book   Wikipedia 

  6. Bill Allen (1906 – 1949) mill worker, Bolton, Lancashire. Claimed gender operation in 1935. Convicted of murder of neighbour and hanged 1949. GVWW   Book 
  7. Norma Jackson (1906 - ?) arrested 1931 and sentenced to 18 months hard labour for ‘procuring another to commit a gross indecency’ by living with a man as his wife. GVWW   Book
  8. Mark Weston (1906 - ?) female shot-put and javelin champion before transition. GVWW   Wikipedia 

  9. Michael Dillon (1915 – 1962) doctor, Buddhist monk, died in India. Book   Wikipedia 

  10. Judy Cousins (1917 -1993) soldier, sculpter, ran SHAFT. GVWW  

  11. Roberta Kelly (1918 – 1993) postal worker, artist. GVWW
  12. Georgina Somerset (1923 – 2013) dentist, author of 1st book on transsexuality. GVWW    LGBTHistory 

  13. Carol Riddell (193? - ) sociologist, early gender theorist. GVWW
  14. April Ashley (1935 - ) performer, model, restaurateur. 1970 divorce removed female legal status from all UK trans women until Gender Recognition Act. Book   Wikipedia    Blog  

  15. Terri Rogers (1937 – 1999) ventriloquist, designer of magic tricks. GVWW   AllAboutMagicians  

  16. Mark Rees (1942 - ) activist, councillor, Press for Change. GVWW   LGBTHistory

  17. Alice Purnell (1943 - ) Beaumont Society, Gendys conferences. GVWW 

  18. Vicky de Lambray (1950 – 1986) sex worker, involved with spies, murdered. GVWW   Wikipedia
  19. Adèle Anderson (1952 - ) musician, actress. GVWW    Wikipedia 

  20. Caroline Cossey/Tula (1954 - ) model, appealed to European Court of Human Rights re legal right to be female. GVWW    Wikipedia 

  21. Christine Burns (1954 - ) computer consultant, Press for Change Wikipedia 

  22. Phaedra Kelly (1955 - ) International Gender Transient Affinity. GVWW 

  23. Stephen Whittle (1955 - ) Professor of Law at Manchester Metropolitan University. Press for Change. Wikipedia   Blog  
  24. Julia Grant (1957 - ) BBC documentary followed her transition, Manchester activist. Book    TGZone  

  25. Jane Fae (1957 - ) journalist. GVWW    Blog  

  26. Joanne Wingate (1960 - ) Sergeant Major. GVWW    Wikipedia  

  27. Kate Stone (1969 - ) scientist GVWW  

  28. Kate Craig-Wood (1977 - ) entrepreneur, GIRES Wikipedia 

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