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Place index

Places, events & movements



London






Trans London in the 1960s: 


Trans London in the 1970s

Mollies


Princess Seraphina
Stella Minge
Thomas Baker

Ripper suspects


Alexei Pedachenko
Edward Hamblar
Wife of Convict SYF45

Harley St/Wimpole St Specialists


Doctors:
Alexander Polycleitos Cawadias
Harold Gillies
James Dalrymple
John Randall
Lennox Broster
Norman Haire
Patrick Clarkson

Patients:
Betty Cowell
Dawn Langley Simmons
Georgina Turtle Somerset
Jan Morris
Jasmine Goode 

James Dalrymple and his Patients

James Dalrymple

Patients:
Bibíana Fernández
Paula Velez   

Guys Hospital GIC

Staff:
Margaret Branch, social worker

Patient:
Peter Stirling

The Black Cap


Phil Starr
Regina Fong
Mrs Shufflewick



GIRES

Kate Carig-Wood


Bodyshock (book)

Liz Hodgkinson  (author)

Adele Anderson 
Judy Cousins 
Mark Rees
Rachael Webb
Stephanie Anne Booth 

HMP Wormwood Scrubs

Inmates:
Charles Kane
Norma Jackson


Newcastle-Upon-Tyne


Royal Victoria Infirmary

Charles Nathaniel Armstrong 

Patients:
April Ashley
Ewan Forbes
Mark Rees

Glasgow/Edinburgh/Inverness


Scottish TV/TS Group


Scottish Transgender Allaince



Paris

Magnus Hirschfeld in Paris, July 1933 


L'homme protée

Louis Vernassier
Lilly-Armand Maurice


La Petite Chaumière

Zigouigoui

Chez Bob et Jean

Jean D'Albret

Le Monocle

Le Monocle

Lulu
Violette Morris

Le Binocle

Marcel Oudjman (owner)
Floridor (MC)

Zambelli


Le Carrousel & Madame Arthur

Part I: before 1945. 75, rue des Martyres et 40, rue Pierre Fontaine
Bibliography
Part II: 1945 – 1961. 40, rue du Colisée  et Juan-les-Pins
Part III: 1962 and after.  22, rue Vavin, and Korte Leidsedwarsstraat nr. 45

Madame Arthur

Marcel Oudjman (owner)
Germaine Cartan (manager)
Floridor (MC)
Loulou (MC)

Les Gazolines

Hélène Hazera
Marie-France Garcia  

Association de Syndrome de Benjamin

Karine Espineira
Tom Reucher


Casablanca


Georges Burou and his Patients

Georges Burou

Patients:
Abby Sinclair
Amanda Lear


Sponsored by Rex/Gloria


Amsterdam


Madame Arthur (1961) 

Marcel Oudjman (owner)

Capucine
Colette Berends
Rita del Ora

Madame Arthur (1980s)

Aaïcha Bergamin   (owner)


Patients of Dr Hartsuiker

Tamara Rees  

Vrije Universiteit GIC

Staff:
Louis Gooren

Patients:
Rachael Pollack

Godthaab orphanage


Artists' Ball


Patients of Emil Petersen


Patients of Christian Hamburger

Christine Jorgensen

Patients of Jens Foged


Patients of  Poul Fogh-Andersen


Others



Christine Jorgensen
Giorgia O'Brien
Thomas Holck

Tina Thranesen

Berlin


Hirschfeld's Associates, Patients and Concepts


Associates:
Erwin Gohrbandt
Felix Abraham
Herman von Teschenberg
Karl Baer    

Magnus Hirschfeld (book)

Review of Magnus Hirschfeld: The Origins of the Gay Liberation Movement

Dörchen Richter
Toni Ebel


Ludwig Lenz and his patients  (later in Cairo)

Ludwig L. Lenz  

Patients:
Adele Bailey
Dörchen Richter
Jeanette Schmid
Toni Ebel

Other doctors


Curt Thomalla
Emil Abderhalden


Chez Nous - Travestietheater


Everset
Gloria Fox
Marcel Andre
Ricky Renee

Chez Romy Haag

Romy Haag     (owner)

Amanda Lear
Tara O'Hara 

Stadt der Verlorenen Seele (City of Lost Souls) 1982 film

Angie Stardust
Jayne County
Tara O'Hara.

Concentration Camps

Flossenburg Camp
Lotte Hahm
Marie Andre Schwidenhammer
Ossy Gades 
Ovida Delect

Nazi Party

Ernst Röhm
Erwin Gohrbandt
Hermann Göring
Kurt Warnekros


Dresden  

Kurt Warnekros and his Patients

Kurt Warnekros 

Patient:
Lili Elvenes (Elbe)
      Part I:  Einar Wegener, artist
      Part II: Lili Ilse Elvenes, surgery and womanhood
Bibliography
      Part III:  Lili Elbe, media construct
The film not of her life


Vienna

University of Vienna Psychiatric Clinic

Psychiatrists


Patients


Moscow & USSR/Russia


Doctors

Aron Belkin
Il’ia Golianitskii


Association of Russian Lawyers for Human Rights


Masha Bast
Roman Sorokin


Other persons


Aleksandr Pavlovich   
Alexandra Selyaninova   
Evgeniia Fedorovna M   
K
Yelizaveta Petrovna Romanova
Zaitzev

Riga


Viktor Kalnberz and his Patients


Viktor Kalnberz

Inna  


Chevalier D'Eon Resort/Casa Susanna

Susanna Valenti (hostess)

Guests:
Andrea Susan Malick
Darrell Raynor
David/Gail Wilde 
Felicity Chandelle 
Katherine Cummings
Virginia Prince

Observers:
Hugo Beigal
Wardell Pomeroy

Photographer:
Walter Rutter

Benjamin, his book, associates and his patients

Harry Benjamin: Part 1 - tuberculosis.
Harry Benjamin: Part 2 -rejuvenation.
Harry Benjamin: Part 3 -transsexualism to 1966.
Harry Benjamin: Part 4 -transsexualism since 1966.
The other Harry Benjamin 
Harry Benjamin's Other Books

The Transsexual Phenomenon:

Part I:  intro and the Scale
Part II:  transvestites
Part III: trans women
Part IV: photos, legal, trans men, conclusions
Comments

The Harry Benjamin Foundation (1963-7)

The Harry Benjamin Foundation in the mid 1960s.   This account discusses:
Harry Benjamin
John Money
Richard Green
Leo Wollman
Henry Guze
Ruth Rae Doorbar
Robert Veit Sherwin
Herbert Kupperman
Wardell Pomeroy
Christian Hamburger
Walter Alverez

Benjamin's Offices:  
Part 1: to 1968
Part 2: After 1968

Charles Ihlenfeld and his Patients

Charles Ihlenfeld

Diane Kearny
M.T.
Paula Grossman
Rupert Raj

Jeanne Hoff and her Patients

Jeanne Hoff

Jayne County
black trans woman in New Jersey 

Roberto Granato and his Patients

Roberto C. Granato, Sr  

Diane Kearny
Eleanor Schuler
Jeanne Hoff

Jersey Shore Medical Center

Staff:
George Traver Whittle
John Clarke
Gloria

Patients:
Judy Bowen

Chrysis-Christy Set

International Chrysis
Kim Christy
Pete Burns
Sulka

The Queen (film)

The Queen

Crystal Labeija
Flawless Sabrina
International Chrysis
Kim Christy
Minette
Rachel Harlow

Adam or Eve/Let Me Die a Woman (film)  


Doris Wishman - director
Andrea Susan Malick - camera (uncredited)

Leo Wollman
Deborah Hartin
Zelda Suplee
Leslie
Lisa Carmelle
Ann Zordi

Ridiculous Theatrical Company

Jayne County
Margo Howard-Howard/Penny Arcade
Mario Montez
Minette

Hot Peaches

Bette Bourne
International Chrysis 
Marsha P Johnson 
Wilhelmina Ross 
 

Imperial Court  

Allyson Allante 
Stormé DeLarverié 

Club 181

Anna Genovese (manager)

Lucille Malin, widow of Jean Malin

Gay Liberation Front (GLF) & Gay Activists Association (GAA)

Gay Liberation Front (GLF) - New York - Post Stonewall Activist Organization
Gay Activists Association - Post Stonewall Activist Organization

Bebe Scarpinato
Boom Boom Santiago
Josie
Orphan Annie
Sylvia Rivera
     Part II:  GAA & Weinstein Hall 
     Part III: Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries 
     Part IV:  Other activities to 1973

Zazu Nova   more


Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries (STAR)

Andorra
Bambi L'Amour
Bubbles Rose Lee
Lola Montez
Marsha P. Johnson
Miss Pixie
Sylvia Rivera
     Part II:  GAA & Weinstein Hall 
     Part III: Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries 
         


Transy House

Lee Brewster
Leo Wollman
Rusty Rae Moore
Sylvia Rivera - Part V:  Later years 


Chelsea Hotel 

Deena Kaye Rose   
Storme DeLarverie   

The Gilded Grape

The Gilded Grape 

Management/Mafia:
Ed Murphy
Matty the Horse Ianniello
Gerald Cohen
Angel Caraballo

Customers:
Cindy
Desi Duvall
Easha
Eddie
Judy Bowen
Toni Stevens
Tish Gervais
Romain Atura
Rosalyn Blumenstein

Cis: 
Andy Warhol
Bob Colacello
Corey Tippen
Mickey Rourke
Ronnie Cutrone

Jimmy Treetop (quack seller of hormones)

The Peppermint Lounge / The Hollywood  / GG Knickerbocker Barnum Room

Management/Mafia and staff of the Peppermint Lounge
Johnny Biello
Ralph Saggesse

Joey Dee and the Starlighters

Management/Mafia and staff of the Hollywood
Matt Ianniello
Abraham Margorgolies
John Mink
Abe Glanstein

Geri Miller
Richie Kaczor

Management/Mafia and staff of the GG Barnum Room
Jerry Cohen

Angel Caraballo
Timmy Scott

Customers:
Ava Hollywood
Carmen Xtravaganza
Mara Devau
Rosalyne Blemenstein
Sugar Belane
Tish Gervais
Victoria Cruz

Cis:
Andy Warhol
Robert Redford
Salvador Dali
Truman Capote

Peppermint Lounge II

Management:
Jim Fouratt
Rudolf Pieper

Casa Dario

Edie Lane

Sally's

Sally's Hideaway and Sally's II - nightclub

Amazing, Electrifying Grace
Angie Xtravaganza
Dorian Corey
Jayne County
Jesse Torres
Jonatham Ames
Octavia St Laurent
Paris Dupree
Pepper LaBeija
Rusty Mae Moore 
Sally Maggio 
Terre Thaemlitz

The Anvil

Amazing, Electrifying Grace
Lee Radziwill   

GenderQueer (book)

Riki Anna Wilchins  (author)

Bo Laurent (Cheryl Chase)
Rusty Mae Moore
Sylvia Rae Rivera

Riker's Island Prison

Inmates:
Bambi L'Amour
Diane Wells
MT
Sylvia Rivera
     Part I: beginnings 

Chicago

1893 World's Columbian Exposition

George Ferris (inventor of the Ferris Wheel and grand-uncle to Virginia Prince)
Also at least 2 Ouled Nail impersonators from Algeria, and maybe some Khawals from Egypt.

The Cabin Inn

The Cabin Inn
Jack Hardy (owner)
Nathan 'Big" Ivy (owner)
Brown Mae West (Dick Barrow)
Gilda Gray
Jean Acker
Luzetta Hall
Valda Gray


Minneapolis

Minnesota Gender Clinic

Staff


Patients

Shalimar    


Paul Walker and his Patients

Paul Walker

Patients:
Kristian von Hoffburg
Sarah Weston
Walt Heyer


Douglas Ousterhout's Patients

Patients:
Jessica Bussert
Joseph Kirchner

Trannyshack

Anderson Toone
Vicki Marlane

San Quentin Prison


Staff:
Jeanne Hoff
Katherine Marlowe
Leo Stanley
Mandi Hauwert

Inmates:
prisoner, born male, and living as male, discovered to have been surgically altered to female, 1940
Artie Baker
Deborah
Guthrie Danowski
Janet Kolmetz
Jessica Hahn
Josephine Montgomery
Lady Jae Clark
Lisa Strawn
Skylar Deleon

California Medical Facility Prison, Vacaville

Inmates:
Amara Vadillo/Sylvia Boots
Kalani Key
Lisa Strawn
Lyralisa Stevens
Michelle-Lael Norsworthy 
Torey South   

Los Angeles   


Hollywood


UCLA School of Medicine


Staff:
Elmer Belt
Richard Green more 
Frederick G Worden
James T Marsh
Ralph Greenson   
Willard Goodwin (Belt's nephew)

Students:
Ira Pauly

Patients (Worden & Marsh Project, 1954):
Annette Dolan
Caren Ecker
Carla Sawyer
Janet Story
Debbie Maine/Dixie Maclane 

Other Patients:

Agnes 
Barbara Wilcox
Beverly-Barbara
Hedy Jo Star
Lance 
Mario Martino
Patricia Morgan

Robert Stoller patients

Agnes 
Carla Sawyer
Lance 
Tom Michaels 
Virginia Prince

Elmer Belt  & patients

Patients:
Agnes
Aleshia Brevard
Annette Dolan 
Barbara Wilcox 
Dixie MacLane 
Patricia Morgan 

Ralph Greenson & patients

Patients:
Lance 
Tamara Rees 

Willard Goodwin (Belt's nephew)  

Patients:
Beverly-Barbara

Hose and Heel Club

Vern Bullough
Vicky West
Virginia Prince

FPE/Tri-Ess and schisms

Alga Campbell 
Alice Purnell 
Annette Hall
Ariadne Kane
Dallas Denny
Dana J Bevan 
David Wilde 
Ed/Edna
Felicity Chandelle 
Fran Conners 
Lynda Frank
Pip Wherrett
Rex/Gloria 
Siobhan Fredericks  
Susanna Valenti 
Virginia Prince:
    Part 1 – Youth and First marriage
    Bibliography
    Part II – Second Marriage
    Part III – Femmiphilic activist
    Part IV – Full-time Living
    Part V – Transgenderist dowager
    Jargon terms and general comments 
    Did Virginia Prince have Harry Benjamin Syndrome?
    The Myth That Transgender is a Princian Concept.


San Diego/Tijuana


John Brown and his patients

John Brown to 1990
John Brown  1991 - 2010.

Patients:
Angela Douglas
Ann
Camille
Carrie
Christina
Donna Colvin
Julie
Mimi
Monique Allen
Nicole Spray
Wendy Davidson

Jose Jesus Barbosa's patients

Canary Conn
Lynn Conway
Phoebe Smith   more 

Imperial Court

Nicole Murray Ramirez 

 

Juchitán 

Muxhes

The Muxes of Juchitán - a documentary film in the Guardian 

Amaranta Gómez Regalado 




Trinidad, Colorado

Alice Baker worked as a teacher
Frenchy Vosbaugh ran a restaurant
Malvina Perry taken to court
Miss Destiny born

Mount San Rafael Hospital

Staff:
Marci Bowers   (later moved her practice to San Mateo, California)
Stanley Biber

Patients:
Ann
Brenda Lana Smith more 
Claudine Griggs 
Cynthia Conroy
Diane Delia
Edie Lane
Gloria Hemingway
Joseph Cluse 
Kate Bornstein
Kay Brown
Les Nichols
Melanie Anne Phillips
Nancy Ledins
Susan Faye Cannon
Susan Kimberly
Terri O'Connell 
Valerie Nicole Taylor
Walt Heyer
Yasmene Jabar


Oregon and Washington State

Seattle-Portland-Spokane Timeline
          Part III - to now

Seattle 


University of Washington Hospital

Barbara Dayton    more

Garden of Allah

Hotcha Hinton
Jackie Starr 
Liz Lyons
Nattajon 
Skippy Larue 

Rivoli Burlesque

Francis Blair 

Jailhouse

Harry Allen 
Robert Gaffney 


FPE-TriEss

Annette
Kathrine Cummings
Marilyn

Microsoft

Michael Wallent


Portland 

Toby Meltzer and his Patients 

Toby Meltzer 

Patients:
Anne Lawrence
Babette Ellsworth   
Ellie Zara Ley 
Jamie Clayton
Sheela-Matie Padgett

Phallus Palace - book 

Toby Meltzer 

University of Oregon Medical School

Alan Hart   
Ira Pauly 
Paul McHugh 
visit by Virginia Prince

Portland State University

Babette Ellsworth 

Metropolitan Community Church

Paula Nielsen 

Lesbian Resource Center

Filisa Vistima

Darcelle XV Showplace

Paula Nielsen 
Darcelle XV

Gladstone Police Department

Lynn Edward Benton 

Opposition to Portland's Right to Privacy' continual misgendering of Alan Hart in annual dinner

Kay Brown
Rachel Koteles
Ken Morris
Kaz Suzat
Jason Cromwell

Rulings from Bureau of Labor and Industry

Lori Buckwater
Dean Kotula    

Spokane

Allen's Tin Pan Alley


Prison




Florida

Gender Identity Association (Jacksonville)

Staff:

Judy Jennings

La Paloma nightclub



Jewel Box Revue

The Jewel Box Revue

Abby Sinclair
Angie Stardust
Betty
Chris Moore
Gayle Sherman
Harvey Goodwin
Holly White
International Chrysis
Jackie Starr 
Kim August
Libby Reynolds
Perry Desmond
Stormé DeLarverié
Terry Noel
Tobi Marsh
Tony Midnight 

Transsexual Activist Organization (TAO)

Part I.   Part II.    Part III.    Bibliography  

The three-part account discusses the following members:

Angela Douglas     more    Revival of an old bogey-person    
Barbara Rosello
Brooklyn
Canary Conn
Colette Tisha Goudie
Crystal Gresham
Jennifer Otera
Kilo
Kimberly Barreiro Elliot
Layla
Stephen Whittle
Tara Carn

Atlanta

The Transsexual Voice

Phoebe Smith  - editor

contributors:
Leo Wollman
Michelle Hunt
Rupert Raj

The Montgomery Medical and Psychological Institute

Lynn Montgomery

American Educational Gender Information Service/ Chrysalis Quarterly 


Sigma Epsilon Chapter of the Society for the Second Self



The Catacombs

Jayne County

Sweet Gum Head club

Diamond Lil 
Rachel Wells
Lavita Allen
Charlie Brown.

New Orleans



My-O-My club

Harvey Goodwin
Leynon
Perry Desmond

Mardi Gras

Locals:

Tourists:
Bunny Eisenhower/Barbara
Lee Brewster
Mariette Pathy Allen
Vicky West

Southern Decadence

Lisa Beaumann

Dew Drop Inn


Up Stairs Lounge fire


Travis's Bar & Miss Drag Universe


Papa's Joe's


Ambush Magazine


Sissy Bounce


Exodus 


Others



FACT

Michell Duff
Rupert Raj 
Susan Huxford-Westall
Zagria

Sydney

Les Girls

Carlotta
Carmen Rupe

Capriccios

Lorraine Campbell-Craig

Tiresia House/The Gender Centre

Julia Doulman
Kate Cummings
Roberta Perkins

Seahorse Society

Pip Wherrett
Virginia Prince

Other Doctors

Peter Haertsch


Melbourne 

Monash GIC

Herbert Bower
Trudy Kennedy 

Patient:

Alan Finch

Transgender Victoria  

Sally Goldner


Brisbane   

Agender Australia

Kathy Anne Noble


Christchurch

Peter Walker and his Patients

Peter Walker

Patients:
Joanne Proctor
Theresa



Rio

Boêmio

Laura de Vison



Buenos Aires


Francisco de Veyga Case Studies

Aurora 
La Bella Otero
Rosita de la Plata

Tabaris Theatre

Cris Miró
Florencia de la V.

Asociación Travestis Argentinas (ATTTA)


Asociación Travestis Unidas de Córdoba (ATUC)

Vanessa Ledesma
Vanessa Piedrabuena

Gondolin Hotel



South Africa

Phoenix

Charl Marais

Gender DynamiX 

Charl Marais
Simone Heradien


Singapore

Changi POW camp

Sean Jennison (fictional)

Sham Ratnam and his Patients

Sham Ratnam

Patients:
Shonna
Wu Mingen (Li Jing)  


Bangkok & Phuket, Thailand

Sanguan Kunaporn's Patients

Melanie Myers
Racheal McGonigal
Stefánie Faludi

Sutin Khobunsongserm's Patients



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