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: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/life/changing-gender-was-the-happiest-day-of-my-life/
India’s transgender sari models winning hearts: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-36321816
James Barry, born a woman, lived as a man, became a successful surgeon and carried out the first causarian section. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03jsgmr
Muslim drag queens: https://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2015/jan/11/muslim-drag-queen-pakistan-performance-video
Muxes – the remarkable village in Mexico where being transgendered is celebrated: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=iiek6JxYJLs
Rebecca Root – a transgender actress who starred recently in a BBC drama: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/aug/22/rebecca-root-interview-not-fighting-myself-any-more?CMP=share_btn_fb
Stonewall riots: transwomen of colour played a key role in events centred aroud the Stonewall Inn: https://mic.com/articles/121256/meet-marsha-p-johnson-and-sylvia-rivera-transgender-stonewall-veterans#.xPWkzbtpr
Hermann von Teschenberg – a campaigner for TG rights in the nineteenth century and a member of Magnus Hirschfeld’s Scientific-Humanitarian Committee: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermann_von_Teschenberg
The Great Unexplored Realm of the Trans Vagina, by Juno Roche: an extremely honest and thoughtful piece by a transwoman https://thequeerness.com/2016/08/01/other-lands/
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.