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25 October 2017

Trans women featured in Playboy magazine

Slightly off-topic:   Zelda Suplee, later Reed Erickson's office manager, the person who actually ran the Erickson Educational Foundation (EEF), the first US organization for transsexuals, had managed nudist camps in the 1950-1960s.   From this she became the first full-frontal nude in Playboy (in black-and-white). 


1977    Amanda Lear


1978


1979    Wendy Carlos

























1981   Caroline Cossey/Tula


For Your Eyes Only - Tula far left
Tula, then in stealth, featured in Playboy re the then new James Bond film.






1984 Luiza Moreira/Roberta Close  




















1990 Roberta Close

1991 Caroline Cossey

Tula now out and proud.



















1995 Caroline Cossey



2014  Ines Rau






2016 Vittoria Schisano




2017  Ines Rau

It is currently being announced by the Playboy publicity department that "Ines Rau is Playboy’s first (sic) transgender Playmate"!   This despite Ines' previous appearance in Playboy in 2014, and despite Amanda Lear, Roberta Close, Caroline Cossey and Vittoria Schisano.    This false claim is being repeated uncritically by both the mainstream press and by trans bloggers.





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