Transgender stories

A somewhat random assortment of stories that I’ve collected over the years…

April Ashley, actress and one of the first people to transition in the UK:

India’s transgender sari models winning hearts:

James Barry, born a woman, lived as a man, became a successful surgeon and carried out the first causarian section.

Muslim drag queens:

Muxes – the remarkable village in Mexico where being transgendered is celebrated:

Rebecca Root – a transgender actress who starred recently in a BBC drama:

Stonewall riots: transwomen of colour played a key role in events centred aroud the Stonewall Inn:

Hermann von Teschenberg – a campaigner for TG rights in the nineteenth century and a member of Magnus Hirschfeld’s Scientific-Humanitarian Committee:

The Great Unexplored Realm of the Trans Vagina, by Juno Roche: an extremely honest and thoughtful piece by a transwoman

A letter to…my transgender husband: why did it have to be all about you? – Guardian, 22 April 2017.

Gender-fluid ballerina Chase Johnsey: ‘Take me seriously’ – BBC, July 28 2018

‘I’m still a man’ says transsexual woman who has a warning for those considering a sex change – Nottingham Post, 1 January 2019.

Transparent: “I now realise there is only me in here, and that I have always been here.” Debbie Hayton, 23 August 2020.

“I thought my boyfriend of 10 years was going to propose – then he told me he was trans” Phoebe McDowell, Guardian, 8 October 2022.

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