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. There is also a Place Index arranged by City etc. This is still evolving.

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

Earl Lind.  Autobiography of an Androgyne.  The Medico-legal Journal, 1918.  PDF

Earl Lind/Ralph Werther.  The female-impersonators : a sequel to the Autobiography of an androgyne and an account of some of the author's experiences during his six years' career as instinctive female-impersonator in New York's underworld.   The Medico-legal Journal, 1922.   PDF 

N.E. Ishlondsky. Artificial rejuvenation and voluntary change of sex: according to professor
Steinach. Toodwood Publishing co, 1926. PDF.

E. Carlton Winford. Femme Mimics. Dallas Texas: Winford Company. 1954.

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 Online

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.  PDF

Edward Podolsky & Carlson Wade.  Transvestism Today. Epic Publishing, 1960.   PDF.  

Leonard Wheeler, as told to Larry Maddock.  Sex life of a transvestite.  KDS PUblishing, 1964. PDF.

Transvestism Around the World.  S-K Press, 1964.   PDF.

Chris Shaw & Arthur Oates. A Pictorial History of the Art of Female
Impersonation. London: King-Shaw Productions. 1966.

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.

Avery Willard. Female Impersonation. New York: Regiment Publications. 95 pp

Dianna Boileau. as told to Felicity Cochrane.  Behold I am a Woman.   Pyramid Books, 1972.  PDF.

Jan Morris.  Conundrum.  London: Faber and Faber, 1974. Online.

Duncan Fallowell & April Ashley. April Ashley's Odyssey. London: Jonathan Cape viii, 287 pp 1982. London: Arrow 1983.

Yvonne Sinclair. Transvestism within a partnership of marriage and families London: Transvestite/Transsexual Group (UK), 1984. Online.

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

Richard Docter.  Transvestites and Transsexuals: Toward a Theory of Cross-Gender Behavior.  Plenum Press, 1988.  PDF

Sandy Stone.   The 'Empire' Strikes Back: A PostTranssexual Manifesto. 2003  PDF

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.

Michael Bailey.  The Man who would be Queen: The Science of Gender Bending and Transsexualism.  Joseph Henry Press, 2003.  PDF

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

 Jaime Cortez & Patrick Hebert.  A graphic novel based on the life of Adela Vasquez.  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.

Helen Savage. Changing Sex?: Transsexuality and Christian Theology. University of Durham PhD Thesis, 2006. PDFReview.

Kristen Loehr. Transvestites in Buenos Aires: Prostitution, Povery & Policy. MA thesis Georgetown University & Universidad de San Martin. 2007.

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. Online.

Stephen Whittle & Lewis Turner.  '' 'Sex Changes'? Paradigm Shifts in 'Sex' and 'Gender' Following the Gender Recognition Act?".  Sociological Research Online, 12,1, 2007.  Online.

 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, October 2010.   PDF.

Ephilei. Transcendent Christ Transgender Christians.  TransChristians.Org, 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 SwedenOnline.

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

Anne Lawrence.  Men Trapped in Men's Bodies: Narratives of Autogynephilic Trannsexualism.  Springer, 2013.  PDF

Lee Robert Jack Middlehurst.  Reconceiving Cross-Dressing: Transphobia and Support for MTF Transgender People Socialising in Manchester's Gay Village.  Manchester Metropolitan University PhD Thesis.  PDF.

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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