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.

Kay Brown's Transsexual, Transgender, and Intersex History...

Yvonne Sinclair of the London TV/TS Group

Ephilie's TransChristians

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.

The Weimar project

Translations of  1920s  German trans magazines

Lili Elbe Digital Archive

The source documents with English translations

Observatoire des Transidentités

Louise Lawrence Transgender Archive


Based in Houston, a combined research-advocacy site.

Melbourne Queer History 

Ottawa Trans History

LGBT Wiki 

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


Transsexual Women's Successes

Lynn Conway's pioneering site re trans women.

Successful TransMen

Lynn Conway's pioneering site re trans men.

Gallery of Goddesses

One of the earliest online sites that featured out trans women.   It was curated by an Australian known only as David, a trans-attracted men.   The site lasted 1998-2001.  It was also one of the first sites to expose fake-transgender person. The site was destroyed when GeoCities was re-organised in 2001.

Queer Music Heritage 

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


Vicki Rene's Drag Queens, Crossdressers and Trans

David de Alba's Female Impersonator Interviews


The New York ball scene, the houses, voguing etc

1 comment:

  1. Hi! I'm Elza and I'm from Brazil!

    I just wanted to comment here saying how nice it is that blogs and sites like this exist. It's really important that we have access to trans history. Keep up the good work and thank you so much!


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