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 right-hand sidebar. There is also a search box at the top left. Enjoy exploring!

Other Trans History sites

Digital Transgender Archive (DTA)

An online hub for digitized historical materials, born-digital materials, and information on archival holdings throughout the world. Based in Worcester, Massachusetts at the College of the Holy Cross, the DTA is an international collaboration among more than twenty colleges, universities, nonprofit organizations, and private collections.

TransasCity History Page

Features separate pages on selected trans women and female impersonators, and - really useful - a newsbank of over 400 news clippings 1951-94.

Vidensbanken om kønsidentitet

A Danish encyclopedia on things trans, compiled by Tina Thranesen.


A GLBT wiki from an Italian perspective

Transfofa em Blog

Eduarda Alice Santos' trans news-aggregation.   The best that there is - all the way back to 2005.

Trans Mirror

A short-lived, 2008-9, blog on trans biography that featured some interesting stories.


A site, devoted to US Christian trans persons, that came to a sudden end when its author, Ephilei, was killed in a traffic accident.

Femmes au Masculin

Christine Bard's survey of French masculine women

The International Journal of Transgenderism

The first 6 volumes, 1997 - 2002, were, and are, available to the public.   Subsequent volumes went behind a pay wall.

Gendys Conference Archive

The Gendys Conferences were held every two years for over a decade from 1990 until 2004.  This website preserves many of the presentations as an historical record.

LGBT Wiki 

A small wiki (fewer than 200 trans persons) with idiosyncrasies such as listing Charlotte Bach under her male name.

UK LGBT Archive

Transsexual Women's Successes

Lynn Conway's pioneering site re trans women.

Successful TransMen

Lynn Conway's pioneering site re trans men.

Queer Music Heritage 

Lots of trans musicians.    No single entry point specifically for trans, but start at

Queer Story Files

Includes a fair number of trans stories. 

FranceCulture: Les transidentités

Drag King History

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