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  1. The Performers of Le Carrousel

     
    Collection: Transas City Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: Transas City
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1960 to 1964
    Topics: Drag bars, Drag queens, Transgender people
    Subject: April Ashley, Le Carrousel
    Description: An image of performers from Le Carrousel, a club that opened as a cabaret in Paris in 1926, and was known for its drag queen performers. The clubs performers included transgender women such as Apri...
  2. Coccinelle in Paris in Front of the Sacre Coeur

     
    Collection: Transas City Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: Transas City
    Creator:
    Date: 1953? to 1975?
    Topics: Actors, Entertainers, French, Showgirls, Transgender people, Transsexual people
    Subject: Coccinelle, Le Carrousel
    Description: Coccinelle in front of the Sacre Coeur in Paris. This is near Le Carrousel, a place she performed.
  3. Sex Change Breaks Up Old Gang of His (Hers)

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Louise Lawrence Transgender Archive
    Creator: Crews Jr, Watson
    Date: Mar. 22, 1964
    Topics: Army, Clothing, Female impersonators, Gender realignment surgery, Physicians, Strippers, Transitioning (Transgender)
    Subject: Abby Sinclair, Alvin Sinclair, April Ashley, Carl Hammonds, Charles Ernest McLeod, Charlotte McLeod, Christine Jorgensen, Coccinelle, Else K. LaRoe, Hedy Jo Star, I Knew Charlie, Jacques Dufresenois, Sandy Loren, Theodore R. Van Dellen, Velma Golden, Verna Golden
  4. Transvestism

     
    Collection: Rare Books
    Institution: Lili Elbe Archive
    Creator: Foundation for Personality Expression (FPE)
    Date: 1963 to 1966
    Topics: Childhood, Clothing, Crossdressing, Exhibitionism, Female impersonators, Gender diversity, Marriage
    Subject: Foundation for Personality Expression (FPE)
  5. I TAUGHT LIZ TAYLOR TO WEAR A BRA!

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Louise Lawrence Transgender Archive
    Creator: Russell, Kit
    Date: Jul. 19, 1964
    Topics:  
  6. Exclusive! MD Reveals THE FOURTH SEX!

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Louise Lawrence Transgender Archive
    Creator: Wells, Arnold
    Date: Jul. 19, 1964
    Topics: Childbirth, Femininity, Gender realignment surgery, Homosexuality, Marriage, Masculinity, Prostitution, Psychiatry, Sexual intercourse, Transgender identity, Transsexualism
    Subject: American Psychiatric Association (APA), Barbara Buick, Christine Jorgensen, Coccinelle, Harry Benjamin
  7. Watch Out For That Cute Chick at the Bar She May Be a Man

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Louise Lawrence Transgender Archive
    Creator: Henderson, CY
    Date: Jul. 25, 1964
    Topics: Arrest, Bars, Courts, Crossdressing, Drag, Fashion, Law, Police, Tourism, Transgender people, Travelers
    Subject: David Garner, Raffaella Lingui
  8. Real Truth About Those Sex-Change Operations

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Louise Lawrence Transgender Archive
    Creator: Cordoza, Manuel
    Date: Jul. 25, 1964
    Topics: Divorce, Gender realignment surgery, Marriage, Transgender people, Transitioning (Transgender)
    Subject: April Ashley, Arthur Corbett, Arthur Corbett Rowallan, Britain's Boy Scouts, Carl Hammons, Christine Jorgensen, Christopher Somerset, Coccinelle, Elizabeth Forbes-Semhill, Francois Bonnet, Georgina Turtle, Hedy Jo Star, Howard J. Knox, Isobel Mitchell, Jacques Dufresnoy, John Cabell Breckinridge, Zdenka Koubkova
  9. Effie Dropbottom Clippings

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 6, 1967
    Topics: Advertisements, Arrests, Drag, Law, Night life
    Subject: Effie Dropbottom
  10. Halloween Crowd by Alexander Street

     
    Collection: Miscellaneous Photographs
    Institution: The ArQuives
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1960 to circa 1970
    Topics: Halloween, Halloween costumes, Homophobia, Riots, Transphobia
    Description: A large crowd of people (some dressed in Halloween costumes) gathered outside of Alexander Street by St. Charles Tavern in Toronto, presumably during the annual riots.
  11. Halloween Crowd Outside St. Charles Tavern

     
    Collection: Miscellaneous Photographs
    Institution: The ArQuives
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1960 to circa 1970
    Topics: Halloween, Homophobia, Riots, Transphobia
    Description: A crowd of people stand outside St. Charles Tavern in Toronto during the annual anti-trans and anti-LGBTI riots of Halloween.
  12. People in a Car During Halloween Riots

     
    Collection: Miscellaneous Photographs
    Institution: The ArQuives
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1960 to circa 1970
    Topics: Anti-transgender violence, Halloween, Homophobia, Riots, Transphobia
    Description: Four people sit in a car – three are in the backseat and one leans out the window from the front passenger seat – looking at something during the Halloween anti-trans riot.
  13. Halloween Crowds and Violence 5

     
    Collection: Miscellaneous Photographs
    Institution: The ArQuives
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1960 to circa 1970
    Topics: Anti-transgender violence, Clothing and dress, Halloween costumes, Homophobia, Riots
    Description: A person stands outside St. Charles Tavern in Toronto, where a group of people has gathered on Halloween. Broken eggshells are visible in the background, evidence of the transphobic and homophobic ...
  14. Halloween Crowds and Violence 10

     
    Collection: Miscellaneous Photographs
    Institution: The ArQuives
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1960 to circa 1970
    Topics: Anti-transgender violence, Halloween costumes, Homophobia, Riots, Transphobia
    Description: People pose for a photo in front of the St. Charles Tavern on Yonge Street in Toronto while a police officer stands guard by them, presumably as a result of the anti-trans riots surrounding them.
  15. Halloween Crowds and Violence 4

     
    Collection: Miscellaneous Photographs
    Institution: The ArQuives
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1960 to circa 1970
    Topics: Anti-transgender violence, Clothing and dress, Halloween costumes, Homophobia, Transphobia
    Description: Two people are engaged in physical contact outside the St. Charles Tavern in Toronto on Halloween, where is a tradition of transphobic and homophobic violence.
  16. Halloween Crowds and Violence 3

     
    Collection: Miscellaneous Photographs
    Institution: The ArQuives
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1960 to circa 1970
    Topics: Anti-transgender violence, Clothing and dress, Halloween costumes, Homophobia, Riots
    Description: A group of people stand outside the St. Charles Tavern in Toronto on Halloween. Police are present because of the tradition of transphobic and homophobic violence.
  17. Halloween Crowds and Violence 2

     
    Collection: Miscellaneous Photographs
    Institution: The ArQuives
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1960 to circa 1970
    Topics: Anti-transgender violence, Clothing and dress, Halloween costumes, Homophobia, Riots, Transphobia
    Description: A group of people stand outside of St. Charles Tavern in Toronto on Halloween. A person shows the camera their middle finger. There is a tradition of violence related to homophobia and transphobia.
  18. Halloween Crowds and Violence 1

     
    Collection: Miscellaneous Photographs
    Institution: The ArQuives
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1960 to circa 1970
    Topics: Anti-transgender violence, Clothing, Halloween costumes, Homophobia, Riots, Transphobia
    Description: People dressed up in Halloween costumes stand outside the St. Charles Tavern on Yonge Street in Toronto, which has eggs splattered on it as a result of a tradition stemming from transphobic and hom...
  19. Roz Kaveney Meets the Unsinkable April Ashley

     
    Collection: April Ashley Collection
    Institution: Transgender Archives, University of Victoria
    Creator:
    Date: 1962 to 1985
    Topics: Biographies, Bullying, Gender realignment surgery, MtFs, Photographic models
    Subject: April Ashley, April Ashley's Odyssey, European Commission on Human Rights
    Description: Clipping originally collected by Richard Ekins (from The University of Ulster Trans-Gender Archives/Richard Ekins collection at the Transgender Archives, University of Victoria)
  20. The Star Who Never Was

     
    Collection: April Ashley Collection
    Institution: Transgender Archives, University of Victoria
    Creator: Burton, Peter
    Date: 1962 to 1985
    Topics: Autobiography, Celebrities, Discrimination, Drag queens, Fame, Gender realignment surgery, Literary criticism, Literature review, MtFs, Representation
    Subject: April Ashley, April Ashley's Odyssey
    Description: Clipping originally collected by Richard Ekins (from The University of Ulster Trans-Gender Archives/Richard Ekins collection at the Transgender Archives, University of Victoria)
  21. I Wish I Hadn't Changed My Sex

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Transgender Archives, University of Victoria
    Creator: Thomas, Alwyn
    Date: 1960 to 1969
    Topics: Gender dysphoria, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, MtFs, Transsexual people
    Subject: Donald Arthur Campbell, Lorraine Campbell-Craig
    Description: Clipping originally collected by Richard Ekins (from The University of Ulster Trans-Gender Archives/Richard Ekins collection at the Transgender Archives, University of Victoria)
  22. I Caught My Husband Wearing a Dress in Bed with My Mum

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Transgender Archives, University of Victoria
    Creator:
    Date: 1960 to 1969
    Topics: Crossdressing, Marriage, Secrecy
    Description: Clipping originally collected by Richard Ekins (from The University of Ulster Trans-Gender Archives/Richard Ekins collection at the Transgender Archives, University of Victoria)
  23. Kewpie and Gaya on Sir Lowry Road

     
    Collection: Kewpie Photographs
    Institution: Gay & Lesbian Memory in Action (GALA)
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1950 to circa 1985
    Topics: Beauty operators, Gender minorities
    Subject: Kewpie
  24. Olivia, Kewpie, Patti, Sue Thompson, Brigitte, Gaya, and Mitzy in the Middle of the Street

     
    Collection: Kewpie Photographs
    Institution: Gay & Lesbian Memory in Action (GALA)
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1960 to circa 1980
    Topics: Beauty operators, Gender minorities
    Subject: Kewpie, Sue Thompson
    Description: This photo was captioned by Kewpie when the photos were transferred to GALA in 1999: Olivia, Kewpie, Patti (all at back, L-R), Sue Thompson, Brigitte, Gaya, Mitzy (all in front, L-R) in Sir Lowry ...
  25. Group Picture Outside the Ambassador Club

     
    Collection: Kewpie Photographs
    Institution: Gay & Lesbian Memory in Action (GALA)
    Creator: Sammy
    Date: circa 1960 to circa 1980
    Topics: Beauty operators, Gender minorities
    Subject: Ambassador Club, Kewpie, Sue Thompson
    Description: This photo was captioned by Kewpie when the photos were transferred to GALA in 1999.