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Adam's Word

Adam's Word was a monthly newsletter of The Adam Society, a non-profit support group for female-to-male crossdressers, transsexuals, and their significant others. This collection contains 6 issues of the newsletter and 2 meeting notices. A typical Adam's Word publication includes information concerning transitioning, support groups, books with trans content (sometimes accompanied by a review), and various reflections from contributors regarding events and conferences they attended. Some pieces in the newsletter are reprinted from other publications such as The Tartan Skirt or The Seahorse Newsletter.

From Institution(s): Sexual Minorities Archives, Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives
 

Advice Columns

This collection consists of numerous advice columns written by Ann Landers and Abigail Van Buren. Although their primary focuses were not the LGBTQ+ community, Landers and Van Buren often gave advice on issues pertaining to crossdressers and crossdressing. Most frequently, requests were from those married to or parenting a crossdresser. This collection provides a look into the experiences of the loved ones of crossdressers.

From Institution(s): Human Sexuality Collection, Cornell University
 

AEGIS Publications

Between 1990 and 1998, the American Educational Gender Informational Service, Inc. published materials including medical bulletins, pamphlets, articles, and results from research. The topics covered in these publications include gender identity in a medical context, gender realignment surgery, hormone therapy, and health-related risks during and after transitioning. Included are 13 issues of AEGIS News, which was founded by Dallas Denny in October, 1990.

From Institution(s): Joseph A. Labadie Collection, University of Michigan, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
 

Alison Laing's Early Photo Album No. 1

These thirty-six photos, taken from 1956 to 1965 by an unknown photographer (likely Dottie Laing), make up one of Alison Laing’s personal photo albums. These photographs capture her travels to various locations, as well as her attire for events. Alison Laing later became a founder of the Renaissance Transgender Association. She also served a term as director of the International Foundation for Gender Education (IFGE) and she directed Fantasia Fair for a number of years.

From Institution(s): Joseph A. Labadie Collection, University of Michigan
 

Alison Laing's Photographs

These photographs, primarily taken by unknown photographers with a few taken by Mariette Pathy Allen, document Alison Laing speaking, performing, and interacting with others at various events such as Fantasia Fairs and IFGE Houston. They feature a variety of trans activists, including Dottie Laing, Dallas Denny, Ariadne Kane, JoAnn Roberts, and Virginia Prince. This collection also includes professional portraits of Alison and Dottie Laing.

From Institution(s): Joseph A. Labadie Collection, University of Michigan
 

Alpha Zeta Newsletter

Alpha Zeta, an organization for heterosexual crossdressers, and its more inclusive sister group A Rose, published a series of newsletters during the late 1980s. These publications share information about local events in Arizona as well as national events for the trans community. They also feature poetry, photographs, and anecdotes about crossdressing, relationships, and travel.

From Institution(s): Joseph A. Labadie Collection, University of Michigan
 

Art and Illusion: A Guide to Crossdressing

This collection contains several books from 1986 through 2000 that were created by JoAnn Roberts and published by Creative Design Services. These books give advice for crossdressers on passing, including topics such as makeup, clothing, and feminine behavior. This collection also includes a poster advertising a Gala Celebration and Drag Show hosted by Walk on the Wildside to announce the release of one of JoAnn Roberts’ Art & Illusion books, as well as the release of Jackie Loren’s makeup video.

From Institution(s): Lili Elbe Archive, Transgender Archives, University of Victoria
 

Art Works

This collection contains various art pieces that depict scenes of historical gender diversity. Current holdings include "Dance to the Berdache" and "Il Femminiello," two pieces from vastly different contexts in the 18th and 19th centuries.

From Institution(s): Digital Transgender Archive, Yale University Libraries, Transas City, Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, JD Doyle Archives, Lili Elbe Archive
 

"As a Woman" by Barry Kay

"As a Woman" is a collection of 17 photos taken between 1974-1975 by Barry Kay that were featured in his photographic essay book, As a Woman (1985). These photographs are one of the multiple collections from the Transas City website. The book features photographs of crossdressers and transsexuals living in Sydney, Australia, detailing the everyday life of those depicted.

From Institution(s): Transas City
 
 

Berg and Høeg Photographs

Marie Høeg (1866-1949) and Bolette Berg (1872-1944) were Norwegian photographers from Horton, Norway. Marie, the more outgoing of the two, was an active women's rights advocate who also enjoyed crossdressing in private. A private collection of photographs form the Berg and Høeg photography studio primarily shows Marie, with occasional appearances of Bolette, crossdressing in various fashions. These photographs show Marie's willingness to digress from and contradict social norms.

From Institution(s): Preus Museum
 

Boys Will Be Boys

Boys Will Be Boys operated out of Sydney, Australia, and explored the FtM experience in the early 1990s. These eight monthly newsletters include reflections from regular contributors as well as various letters to the editor from subscribers.

From Institution(s): Sexual Minorities Archives
 

Buffalo Belles Newsletters

The Journey, previously titled Buffalo Belles until July of 1999, was a monthly newsletter that documented the monthly meetings and experiences of the member of Buffalo Belles, a support group for crossdressers, trans people, and their partners in Buffalo, New York. The support group as well as the newsletter were established in the Fall of 1992. This collection provides an in-depth look into the identities and lived experiences of crossdressers and trans people in the New York area.

From Institution(s): E.H. Butler Library, Buffalo State
 

Button Collection

These buttons and pins are from multiple institutions and include a variety of symbols related to the LGBTI community. This collection includes pins from Alison Laing, who is an activist involved in a number of trans rights organizations and events.

From Institution(s): Sexual Minorities Archives, Joseph A. Labadie Collection, University of Michigan, Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, JD Doyle Archives, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
 

Charlotte McLeod Collection

The items in the Charlotte McLeod Collection pertain to the transition and subsequent life of Charlotte McLeod, the second woman in the United States to undergo a gender realignment surgery that became known to the general public. The collection contains four photographs, one full autobiographical article, and thirty-seven news clippings. Nearly all of the materials discuss McLeod in relation to Christine Jorgensen, the first woman to receive gender realignment surgery. Other topics include jobs had by McLeod and paparazzi encounters.

From Institution(s): Transas City
 

Chi Chapter Newsletters

The Chi Chapter Tribune, also known as the Chi Tribune until February 1997, was a newsletter created in Chicago, IL. The newsletter was sent out to local members of the Tri-Ess Society, a social and support group for cross-dressers and their families.

From Institution(s): Digital Transgender Archive, Joseph A. Labadie Collection, University of Michigan, Human Sexuality Collection, Cornell University
 

Christine Jorgensen Collection

This collection features materials related to Christine Jorgensen, the first person in the United States to become widely known for having gender realignment surgery. The collection includes newspaper clippings, one video, and photographs created between the 1950s and the early 1980s. Including both press coverage and candid photographs, the collection depicts Jorgensen's public life as well as her personal life.

From Institution(s): Transas City, JD Doyle Archives, Lili Elbe Archive
 

Chrysalis Quarterly

Chrysalis Quarterly was published by AEGIS, the Atlanta Educational Gender Information Service (renamed the American Educational Gender Information Service, Inc.) from 1991 until 1998. The complete run is 12 issues, which are included in this collection. With the start of the second volume (in 1995), Chrysalis Quarterly changed its name to Chrysalis: The Journal of Transgressive Gender Identities. Each issue has a different theme, but overall the issues mainly focus on the exploration of gender and gender expression. Themes of Chrysalis Quarterly issues include topics such as transitioning and its associated health concerns, gender discrimination, transgender family relationships, intersex people, and transsexualism in various spiritual traditions.

From Institution(s): Joseph A. Labadie Collection, University of Michigan
 

Clothing Collection

The Clothing collection includes wearable items from around the world that pertain to transgender history. Highlights include Wearing Gay History T-Shirt items and a chest binder.

From Institution(s): Sexual Minorities Archives, LGBTQ+ Collection, University of Southern Maine Libraries, Wearing Gay History
 

Creative Design Services Publications and Documents

This collection contains an assortment of books and other materials from 1989 through 2004 that were published by Creative Design Services, a publishing business owned by JoAnn Roberts. These broadly address topics in crossdressing and transitioning. The topics of individual books include the risks and benefits of hormone therapy, having relationships as a crossdresser, managing one’s legal identity, and self-help voice training for passing. Authors featured in this collection are JoAnn Roberts, Dallas Denny, Alison Laing, and Delia Van Maris. Additional documents include miscellaneous official and legal documents and event pamphlets and programs related to Creative Design Services from 1989 through 1998.

From Institution(s): Transgender Archives, University of Victoria
 

Cross Dressers International

During 1992 and 1993, the New York City based organization Cross Dressers International published these eight newsletters and one event flyer. They give advice regarding makeup and fashion, and promote social events for crossdressers.

From Institution(s): Joseph A. Labadie Collection, University of Michigan
 

Cross-Port InnerView

The Cross-Port InnerView monthly newsletter documents the monthly meetings as well as the experiences of the members of Cross-Port, a support group for crossdressers, trans people, and their partners in Cincinnati, Ohio. Cross-Port was founded in the summer of 1985 and continues to run today. This collection represents a thorough look into the lived experiences of crossdressers and trans people in the greater Cincinnati area.

From Institution(s): Digital Transgender Archive
 

Cross-Talk: The Gender Community’s News & Information Monthly

Cross-Talk: The Gender Community’s News & Information Monthly was a public service magazine that began in September 1988 and ended in November 1996. The publication was affiliated with the American Educational Gender Information Service (AEGIS) and was published and edited by Kymberleigh Richards. Each issue contains approximately 40 pages of gender community news coverage, personal narratives, fictional stories, event calendars, original cartoons and humor features, resources on traditional feminine gender passing, and more.

From Institution(s): Lili Elbe Archive, Human Sexuality Collection, Cornell University, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives, University at Albany
 

Désirée Hafstad, Skeivopedia, and Kim Frieles Materials

This online collection of Norwegian trans history materials includes advertisements, programs, and articles. The collection includes advertisements for the Christmas show "Merry Kitschmas" and the camp culture music talent show "Melodi kvasi Grand Prix." The collection also contains short articles on topics such as trans periodicals, activist organizations, an 18th century "female marriage," and press coverage of Christine Jorgensen.

From Institution(s): Skeivt arkiv
 
 

Drag

Drag was a magazine published throughout the 1970s and 1980s by Lee's Mardi Gras Enterprises, Inc. This collection contains 29 issues published between 1971 and 1983 and a special supplement edition published in 1975. Each issue of the magazine generally includes a mix of articles, editorials, and photo spreads of drag queens. The issues featured in this collection cover a range of topics related to crossdressing and drag, such as drag balls, civil rights demonstrations, and profiles of popular drag queens.

From Institution(s): Transgender Oral History Project
 

Drag Show Programs

Spanning the globe, these drag show programs have been collected from clubs and revues in major cities including Paris, New Orleans, San Francisco, and London. The oldest of these depict female impersonators and clubs from the 1940s. Though a few of the programs are from one-time events, many of them are part of a series of recurring drag shows at venues such as Club 82, Finocchio’s, Club My O My, Le Carrousel, Madame Arthur’s Nightclub, and the Wonder Club. This collection provides a closer look into the communities that formed within drag clubs, with many names appearing in multiple programs for various clubs.

From Institution(s): Joseph A. Labadie Collection, University of Michigan, Transgender Oral History Project, Lili Elbe Archive, Transgender Archives, University of Victoria, JD Doyle Archives, Transas City
 

East Coast FTM Group Organizational Records

The East Coast FTM Group was a support group for FtMs––including transsexuals, crossdressers, and transgender people––and their partners that ran continuously from 1992 to 2015. The collection includes serial publications concerning the group meetings, posters, press releases, and organization directories. The collection also contains correspondence between Bet Power and various other figures related to the East Coast FTM group. Also featured are photographs for Leslie Feinberg's book Transgender Warriors.

From Institution(s): Sexual Minorities Archives
 

En Femme Publications

This collection contains 29 En Femme publications, including 25 issues of En Femme Magazine, two En Femme Comics, one En Femme Fiction Magazine, and the Crossdresser's Movie Guide from the years 1987 through 1991. These publications pertain to topics such as crossdressing, transgender culture, gender identity and civil rights. These periodicals contain comic strips, letters to the editor, fictional stories, film reviews, interviews, and photographs.

From Institution(s): Joseph A. Labadie Collection, University of Michigan, Transgender Oral History Project
 

Ephemera

A wide array of objects are housed in this collection of ephemera. From postcards to matchboxes, these objects are written or printed memorabilia intended for short-term use. Clubs such as “The Carroll Revue,” “The Paddock International,” and “Club My O My” are old familiars within other collections. Some might recognize performers such as Harvey Lee and Francis Renault from other materials in our archive as well. Make sure to always check back for new materials as this collection is sure to continue to grow!

From Institution(s): Cork LGBT Archive, JD Doyle Archives, Transas City, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
 

Erickson Educational Foundation Publications

This collection contains twenty newsletters and fourteen pamphlets published by the Erickson Educational Foundation (EEF) between 1965 and 1983. The EEF was founded in 1964 by Reed Erickson to provide funding and support for research on transsexualism. Among the many organizations funded by the EEF were the Harry Benjamin Foundation and the Johns Hopkins Gender Identity Clinic, both of which appear in numerous articles in the newsletters. Overall, the newsletters and pamphlets in this collection cover a wide variety of topics pertaining to the trans community, especially with regards to legal decisions in American courts, psychological research, and conferences on gender issues.

From Institution(s): Transgender Archives, University of Victoria
 

Fanfare

The Fanfare magazine collection contains sixteen issues ranging from 1986 to 1988 published in South Africa by The Phoenix Society. The subject matter includes self-acceptance, familial and romantic relationships, transitioning, physical appearance, and gender roles. These subjects are portrayed in personal stories, letters to the editor, the reprinting of news articles from around the world, poetry, and art.

From Institution(s): Gay & Lesbian Memory in Action (GALA)
 

Fantasia Fair: Advertisements

Fantasia Fair is a convention for crossdressers held annually in Provincetown, Massachusetts since 1974. This collection contains advertisements for the fairs, brochures containing registration information and event descriptions, one order form for video cassettes from Fantasia Fair programming, and general announcements from 1976-1997. These printed materials give potential participants an overview of workshops, speakers, and leisure activities at the Fair.

From Institution(s): Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, Joseph A. Labadie Collection, University of Michigan, Transgender Archives, University of Victoria
 

Fantasia Fair: Miscellaneous Documents

Founded in 1975 by Ariadne Kane, Fantasia Fair is an annual week-long conference in Provincetown, MA, to explore issues relevant to the trans community. This collection encompasses the various miscellaneous documents from the overarching Fantasia Fair Collection, including materials such as tickets for the various Fantasia Fair events, documents from the 25th Anniversary Alumnae Program, advertisements from non-Fan Fair entities, and three Participant Profiles, to highlight a few.

From Institution(s): Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, Joseph A. Labadie Collection, University of Michigan, Transgender Archives, University of Victoria, Human Sexuality Collection, Cornell University
 

Fantasia Fair: Newsletters

Beginning in 1975 as an annual week-long conference in Provincetown, MA, Fantasia Fair served as a way for male crossdressers to explore the many changing facets of the crossgender lifestyle. This collection contains runs of FanFair Gazette (1991), Femme Fare (1970s-1980s), and FanFair Newsletters (1996). Generally, the newsletters were distributed each day of the fair and cover daily scheduling, information regarding future fair events and seminars, as well as short articles.

From Institution(s): Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, Digital Transgender Archive, Joseph A. Labadie Collection, University of Michigan, Transgender Archives, University of Victoria, Human Sexuality Collection, Cornell University
 

Fantasia Fair: Photographs

These photographs were taken at Fantasia Fair, an annual week-long conference in Provincetown, MA, where participants spend a week exploring issues relevant to the trans community. This collection includes photographs from three decades, 1970-1990.

From Institution(s): Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
 

Fantasia Fair: Programs, Participant Guides, and Directories

Fantasia Fair is an annual event in Provincetown, Massachusetts that involves workshops, seminars, and entertainment for the crossdresser community. Within this collection there are 13 program guides, 4 directories, 13 participants’ guides, and 6 yearbooks from the Fantasia Fairs dating from October 1977 to 2001. These items provide schedules and photographs, as well as information on passing techniques, feminine beauty standards, and relationships.

From Institution(s): Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, Joseph A. Labadie Collection, University of Michigan, Transgender Archives, University of Victoria
 

Female Mimics

These 20 issues of Female Mimics were published between 1963 and 1979. They feature photographs and profiles of “female impersonators.” Read more about the history and significance of Female Mimics Magazine in an article by Bob Davis and Carol Kleinmaier in a 1995 "Ssshhh!: The Newsletter of the National Transgender Library & Archive" newsletter: https://www.digitaltransgenderarchive.net/files/41687h474

From Institution(s): Transgender Oral History Project, Lili Elbe Archive, The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA)
 

Female Mimics International

Published between 1980 and 1999, these 110 issues of Female Mimics International feature photographs of famous drag queens, coverage of prominent events in the trans community, letters to the editor, personal ads, and fictional stories.

From Institution(s): Transgender Oral History Project
 

Fiction

The creation of fictional stories is an important part of the trans community throughout history because of the lack of trans representation across all mediums. This collection includes stories from the 1970s and 1980s which feature main characters from across the gender spectrum.

From Institution(s): Human Sexuality Collection, Cornell University, Lili Elbe Archive
 

Gender Euphoria

Gender Euphoria, digitized here from 1987 to 1999, was a newsletter for the Boulton and Park Society. The group was formed in 1986 in San Antonio, Texas and included prominent members Cynthia and Linda Phillips. The newsletters cover many different aspects of the trans community including crossdressing, gender identity, family relationships, and local events.

From Institution(s): Joseph A. Labadie Collection, University of Michigan, The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA)
 

Gender Quest

Gender Quest is the quarterly publication of Kindred Spirits. These eight newsletters, published between 1998 and 2000, cover topics of spirituality, alternative medicine, indigenous cultures, and gender diversity.

From Institution(s): Joseph A. Labadie Collection, University of Michigan
 

Gender Review: The FACTual Newsletter

Starting with the first issue in June 1978, Gender Review: The FACTual Newsletter was the official publication for FACT, the Foundation for the Advancement of Canadian Transsexuals. Trans activist Rupert Raj started the Gender Review for trans men and women and also cross-dressers. Articles covered a variety of topics and current events within the Canadian transsexual scene. The Gender Review sought equally to inform its readers of the community at large as well as offer resources for transsexual people in their everyday lives.

From Institution(s): Joseph A. Labadie Collection, University of Michigan, Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives
 

GenderFlex: A Polygenderous Publication

This collection contains 8 issues of the publication, GenderFlex. GenderFlex is a quirky publication revolving around the informally-written and oftentimes political musings of the editor Billie Jean Jones concerning trans-related current events and community cultures in the 1990s. GenderFlex often deals with the differences and interactions between TV’s, CD’s, and TS’s and the complexities surrounding the early emergence of the term “transgender.” GenderFlex also includes various pieces from its contributors writing about specific elements of the trans experience in the 90s and their own personal reflections.

From Institution(s): Joseph A. Labadie Collection, University of Michigan
 

GenderServe

These six publications of GenderServe, published by the Canadian “counseling, education, and research service” of the same name, are newsletters intended to provide information about and for the trans community. These newsletters include short bulletins on recent significant publications and upcoming events pertaining to the trans community, articles about the GenderServe, Gender Review, and FACT organizations and their reorganization.

From Institution(s): Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives
 

gendertrash: Transsexual Zine, 1993-1995

From the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives site: In the early 1990s Mirha-Soleil Ross and Xanthra Phillippa MacKay formed a publishing company called genderpress. Between 1993 and 1995 they produced four zines entitled gendertrash from hell.1 The first issue of gendertrash includes a mission statement: "gendertrash is devoted to the issues & concerns of transsexuals. gendertrash also welcomes input from gender positive genetics. in addition to issues of gender hate & oppression, gendertrash is equally opposed to any other forms of systematic oppression by those who are in positions of power." The zines are an assemblage of articles, poetry, interviews and visual art, curated by Ross and MacKay. Original paste-ups and promotional materials for gendertrash are also held in the archive, and they help to demonstrate the zine’s intended audience.

From Institution(s): Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives
 

GLBT Historical Society Oral Histories Transcripts

This collection contains transcripts of oral histories published by the GLBT Historical Society that were created between 1994 and 2004. The people interviewed reflect upon their personal experiences during the twentieth century, as well as specific organizations and events that they viewed as important within the gay and trans communities. Common themes throughout these transcripts include health care, interactions with police, nightlife, sexuality and identity, poverty, civil rights movements, and religion.

From Institution(s): GLBT Historical Society
 

Grace and Lace Letter

Grace and Lace Letter was "an evangelical Christian publication for crossdressers, transgendered, and transsexuals" published in Jackson, Mississippi. This collection contains 2 quarterly international newsletters, a retrospective newsletter, and a brochure from the 1990s. These objects cover issues of religious acceptance and self-acceptance, and relate bible verses to personal experiences of crossdressing and trans-ing gender.

From Institution(s): Joseph A. Labadie Collection, University of Michigan
 

Hermaphrodites with Attitude

This collection contains 13 issues of Hermaphrodites with Attitude, the newsletter of the Intersex Society of North America (ISNA). Hermaphrodites with Attitude was published semi-periodically from 1995-2005 and eventually began to refer to itself as ISNA News in 2001. The mission of the newsletter and ISNA more generally was to build "a world free of shame, secrecy, and unwanted genital surgeries for people born with atypical sex anatomies." This collection explores issues surrounding surgical normalization, gender assignment, biological diversity, and autonomy.

From Institution(s): Digital Transgender Archive
 

In Your Face

These 5 newsletters, titled “In Your Face: Political Activism Against Gender Oppression,” were published as inserts in magazines between 1995 and 1997. They highlight acts of anti-trans discrimination and violence around the United States and the world, and provide information about protests, lobbying efforts, and other political action in response to this discrimination.

From Institution(s): Digital Transgender Archive
 

Informational and Event Brochures

This diverse collection includes provides information about many different trans-related topics, including activist and social organizations. The collection also provides brochures and registration forms for various trans-related events held between 1988 and 1999.

From Institution(s): Joseph A. Labadie Collection, University of Michigan, Transgender Oral History Project, Lili Elbe Archive, Human Sexuality Collection, Cornell University, Transas City, Transgender Archives, University of Victoria, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
 

International Conference on Transgender Law and Employment Policy: Annual Proceedings and Newsletters

Trans activist Phyllis Randolph Frye created and hosted the annual International Conference on Transgender Law and Employment Policy (ICTLEP) in Houston, Texas between 1992 and 1997. Frye writes: "ICTLEP has held six annual conferences...dealing with issues of transgender law and employment policy. Each year (except year six) many of the reports and presentations are transcribed by court reporters and are published along with other relevant documents to become that year’s printed and bound Proceedings book. These are "THE" REFERENCE BOOKS to begin serious study of transgender legal issues and of progressive strategies for legal changes!" This collection contains 118 objects (legal articles, court cases, and transcribed speeches) from the conferences’ Proceedings books, three objects describing the history of ICTLEP and the contents of the books, and two ICTLEP newsletters. These materials address trans people’s legal rights in terms of health care, marriage, imprisonment, military service, housing, and employment. Many discuss empowerment through coming out, and through activist participation in the transgender movement. Read more about the history of ICTLEP: https://www.digitaltransgenderarchive.net/files/wd375w32h

From Institution(s): Digital Transgender Archive
 

International Foundation for Gender Education Publications and Documents

The newsletters, transcripts, and catalog in this collection were published by the International Foundation for Gender Education between 1987 and 1997. “I.F.G.E. publications are designed to be a source of information, support, and friendship for all persons interested in crossdressing and transsexualism, and to persons affected by those phenomenon.” Other miscellaneous items were part of Alison Laing's personal collection of I.F.G.E.-related documents.

From Institution(s): Joseph A. Labadie Collection, University of Michigan
 

International TranScript

This small International TranScript collection includes five periodicals published by Creative Design Services from 1991 through 1992. The publication's articles discuss experiences of crossdressers along with tips for passing and being politically active. This collection covers a variety of geographical locations including New York, California, and Canada.

From Institution(s): Transgender Oral History Project, Transgender Archives, University of Victoria
 

James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards

This extensive collection of postcards is house in the Wellcome Library in London, UK. The postcards were originally collected by social historian James Gardiner and depict an array of drag experiences throughout the twentieth century. The earliest postcards capture moments of military and navy soldiers and prisoners of war during WWI. Later photographs, like those from the 1960s, portray familiar scenes from bars like Club 82, a prominent drag bar in New York at the time.

From Institution(s): Wellcome Library
 

JD Doyle Photographs (1900-1949)

The JD Doyle Photograph Collection contains a wide variety of photographs collected from across the JD Doyle Archives and spans over 100 years between the 19th and 20th centuries.

From Institution(s): JD Doyle Archives
 

JD Doyle Photographs (1950-2000)

The JD Doyle Photograph Collection contains a wide variety of photographs collected from across the JD Doyle Archives and spans over 100 years between the 19th and 20th centuries.

From Institution(s): JD Doyle Archives
 

JD Doyle Photographs (Pre-1900)

The JD Doyle Photograph Collection contains a wide variety of photographs collected from across the JD Doyle Archives and spans over 100 years between the 19th and 20th centuries.

From Institution(s): JD Doyle Archives
 

José Gutierrez Collection

These eight photographs provide a unique glimpse into the Latino trans and crossdressing communities in the 1990s. Six of the photographs were created by José Gutierrez and present people in various Latino drag competitions including Miss Gay Mexico and Miss Gay Escalando. The other two photos depict Gutierrez; in one, Gutierrez poses with Sylvia Rivera at a Stonewall Riots anniversary and, in the other, Gutierrez poses with a photo of José Sarria.

From Institution(s): Latino GLBT History Project
 

The Journal of Gender Studies

The Outreach Institute of Gender Studies published these six volumes of The Journal of Gender Studies between 1991 and 1995. They include scholarly articles, book and art reviews, as well as poetry. Subjects covered throughout the periodical include legal, medical, and social issues faced by transgender and intersex people.

From Institution(s): Digital Transgender Archive, Joseph A. Labadie Collection, University of Michigan, Louise Lawrence Transgender Archive
 

Kentucky History

These fifteen items––ten photographs, a poster, two cards, and two newspaper clippings––provide a glimpse into 20th century transgender-related history in Kentucky. The photographs and cards depict a wide range of practices of trans-ing gender and other materials in the collection present information on events involving drag.

From Institution(s): Faulkner-Morgan Pagan Babies Archive
 

Kewpie Photographs

Kewpie was part of a queer community of people who were known amongst themselves and by the wider community in Cape Town as ‘moffies.' These photographs document Kewpie’s life in District Six, Cape Town, South Africa between 1950 and 1993. This collection contains pictures of Kewpie working in salons as a hairdresser, attending parties and costume balls, and posing for photos outside on streets and beaches with her friends and her partner, Brian.

From Institution(s): Gay & Lesbian Memory in Action (GALA)
 

LadyLike

These 71 issues of LadyLike Magazine were published between 1987 and 2007 by Creative Design Services. They feature profiles on crossdressers and transgender people, photographs contributed by readers, letters to the editor, film reviews, makeup and clothing tutorials, fictional short stories, and personal articles. These periodicals especially focus on qualities of femininity.

From Institution(s): Transgender Oral History Project
 

Les Amies de Place Blanche by Christer Strömholm

A small handful of the photos from Christer Strömholm's "Les Amies de Place Blanche" (1983) can be found in this collection. These photographs depict French transsexual women living in Paris in the 1960s. Many of these women were working in the Red Light District trying to raise money for various alterations. The original publication was published in Swedish and contains essays from Strömholm about his work.

From Institution(s): Transas City
 

Les Girls: Boys Will Be Girls

Les Girls: Boys Will Be Girls was a magazine that presented an "ongoing and factual account" of the underground world of female impersonators. It was published quarterly (beginning in 1980) and provided many photoshoots of well-known female impersonators as well as many informative articles about various experiences living as a trans person in the 1980s.

From Institution(s): Transgender Oral History Project, Lili Elbe Archive
 

Letters from Female Impersonators

This periodical, published by Nutrix Co. between 1961 and 1963, is comprised of photographs and letters written by female impersonators. Common themes throughout these letters include a desire for community and acceptance, a lack of access to medical treatment and legal rights, and personal experiences with crossdressing.

From Institution(s): Human Sexuality Collection, Cornell University
 

The Linda and Cynthia Phillips Papers

The Linda and Cynthia Phillips Papers document the couple’s efforts to educate other transgender singles and couples based on experience gained in their own relationship. The materials also reflect the Phillips’ active involvement in raising awareness of transgender culture among the general population. Included are newsletters, articles, correspondence, and other print materials collected during the time of their affiliation with the Boulton and Park Society. Of particular interest is a nearly complete run of Gender Euphoria, the Boulton and Park Society newsletter from 1987 to 1999.

From Institution(s): The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA)
 

Lou Sullivan/Ben Power Correspondence

The Lou Sullivan/Ben Power Correspondence collection consists of 37 items, including letters, cards, envelopes, notes, and still-image photographs. This correspondence is between Lou Sullivan (influential FTM activist and founder of FTM International) and Ben Power (founder/facilitator of the East Coast FTM Group, curator of the Sexual Minorities Archives, and founder/executive director of the Sexual Minorities Educational Foundation, Inc.). In this powerful and intimate exchange, Sullivan and Power discuss relationships, gender identity, sexuality, and emotional advice/support.

From Institution(s): Sexual Minorities Archives
 

Lynn Edward Harris Photographs

The photographs in this collection depict moments in the personal life of Lynn Edward Harris (1950- ), a prominent intersex person known for his acting, lecturing, and later activism work. This collection, hosted by the ONE Archives at the University of Southern California Libraries, contains photos from throughout his life–from his childhood years when he was raised as a female, through his later years when he began living publicly as a male. These photographs cover various ages of Harris from 1954 through 2000, including four photographs from his childhood, two photographs from his early acting portfolio, and several pictures from his adult life.

From Institution(s): ONE Archives at the USC Libraries
 

Metamorphosis

These newsletters and periodicals in the Metamorphosis collection were published by the Metamorphosis Medical Research Foundation and Rupert Raj from 1982-1988. The Metamorphosis publications were intended to be a resource for female-to-male transsexuals. These objects discuss the issues of gender dysphoria, gender realignment surgery, and community acceptance. The newsletters and magazines provided the trans community with resources, personal stories, book and film reviews, and bulletins of important events and medical research as they pertain to the trans community.

From Institution(s): Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives
 

Military

The Military collection comprises a series of photographs and artifacts relating to the military and service members. Highlights include photographs from a 1942-1945 era show at Bolling Field Airbase and items from a Military Ball put on by the Houston Motorcycle Club.

From Institution(s): Digital Transgender Archive, JD Doyle Archives, Transas City
 

Milwaukee Transgender Oral History Project Interviews

The Milwaukee Transgender Oral History Project Interviews collection contains seven interviews with activists from the Milwaukee transgender community. Each listing in the collection contains a link to both an audio recording of an interview and a written transcript. These interviews, conducted by Dr. Brice Smith in 2011, address the nature of the early Milwaukee transgender movement and individual experiences transitioning.

From Institution(s): University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
 
 

Monmouth & Ocean News

We have only a few of the newsletters published by the Monmouth Ocean Transgender Group (MOTG). The ten collected here were originally published during the late to mid-1990s. MOTG is an affiliate group of Renaissance Education Association, an organization that is also present in our archive. Significant contributors of the newsletter include Marybeth (no last name found), the editor until 1997 until it switched editorship to Vikki M. The newsletter focused mostly on then-current events and perspectives regarding transgender people, crossdressing practices, the lifestyle of crossdressers, and gendered experiences.

From Institution(s): Joseph A. Labadie Collection, University of Michigan
 

Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1900-1949)

Clippings from newspapers and, to a lesser extent, periodicals, published between 1900 and 1949.

From Institution(s): Digital Transgender Archive, LGBTQ+ Collection, University of Southern Maine Libraries, Transas City, JD Doyle Archives
 

Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)

This collection contains clippings from newspapers and, to a much lesser extent, from periodicals, published starting in 1950 and continuing through the 1990s. Topics discussed in the articles include early gender realignment surgeries, marriages of transgender individuals, artistic representations of transgender characters, and legal issues faced by the trans community. Prominent publications in this collection include The Berkeley Barb, ONE Magazine, Out/look, Women, and Great Speckled Bird.

From Institution(s): Digital Transgender Archive, Joseph A. Labadie Collection, University of Michigan, LGBTQ+ Collection, University of Southern Maine Libraries, Independent Voices, Transas City, Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, JD Doyle Archives, Lili Elbe Archive, ONE Archives at the USC Libraries, Grupo Dignidade, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives, University at Albany, Transgender Archives, University of Victoria
 

Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)

Early clippings from newspapers and, to a lesser extent, periodicals, published before 1900.

From Institution(s): Digital Transgender Archive, Transas City, JD Doyle Archives, Duke University
 

NYC Trans Oral History Project

The NYC Trans Oral History Project is a collective, community archive working to document transgender resistance and resilience in New York City. This project works to confront the erasure of trans lives and to record diverse histories of gender as intersecting with race and racism, poverty, dis/ability, aging, housing migration, sexism, and the AIDS crisis. The project works in partnership with the New York Public Library community oral history project.

From Institution(s): NYC Trans Oral History Project
 

ONE Archives Online Materials

This assortment of pictures and audio files is hosted online by the ONE Archives at the University of Southern California Libraries. Within the collection, there are a variety of photos from the early 1900s through 2000. Notably, there are ten pictures of Latino gay activist Jose Sarria participating in a drag show at the Black Cat Bar in San Francisco, California. Overall, the photos capture diverse events such as AIDS fundraisers, gay prides in the United States, and drag shows.

From Institution(s): ONE Archives at the USC Libraries
 

Our Sorority: An Outreach Publication

These newsletters, published between 1986 and 1990 by The Outreach Institute, promote different events and resources for the crossdressing community. These publications also include fictional stories, personal writings, advice on makeup and fashion, photographs from the annual Fantasia Fair, and articles on community issues.

From Institution(s): Joseph A. Labadie Collection, University of Michigan, Human Sexuality Collection, Cornell University
 

Outreach Publications

The Human Outreach and Achievement Institute, founded by Ari Kane, worked to “serve as a resource for helping professionals, crossdressers, androgynes and transsexuals.” It published these 10 quarterly newsletters between 1985 and 1989 in order to share scholarly articles, news pieces about annual gender-related conferences, personal pieces about family dynamics, and book reviews.

From Institution(s): Joseph A. Labadie Collection, University of Michigan, Human Sexuality Collection, Cornell University, Louise Lawrence Transgender Archive
 

Phyllis Frye Collection

Phyllis Randolph Frye is the first openly transgender judge in the United States. She is also a US Army veteran, a licensed engineer, an attorney, and a prominent trans activist. Photographs in this collection include 11 photographs and 1 certificate from the US Army, documents her life journey between 1962 and 2006. It reflects her life before transitioning as well as her important role in the movement for transgender rights. This collection also features many documents including the International Bill of Gender Rights, an employer’s handbook for addressing employees’ gender transitioning, the Gay Agenda of the LGBTIQA Community of Houston, law reviews by Phyllis Frye, and biographical materials about Phyllis Frye. These documents provide information about the transgender movement, legal issues surrounding marriage and parenting, and information on many types of discrimination. Frye grants unrestricted permission for use of these materials with the purpose to "encourage people to know more of this history" (https://www.digitaltransgenderarchive.net/files/hd76s006h).

From Institution(s): Digital Transgender Archive, JD Doyle Archives
 

Prison Photographs

Photographs found in this collection feature prisoners at San Quentin State Prison in the early 20th century. Male prisoners often cross-dressed as part of performances that were produced by the prisoners themselves. Many of these photographs depict the 20th Annual Field and Track Day at San Quentin sponsored by the Olympic Club of San Francisco. The event took place in 1933 and consisted of some 29 athletic events, stunts, chorus girls and vaudeville acts performed by prisoners. It was sponsored by Frank G. O'Kane of the Olympic Club. Some 5000 inmates attended.

From Institution(s): California State Library, Anne T. Kent California Room, Marin County Free Library
 

Rare Books

These books, published between 1910 and 1972 (or unpublished), showcase a wide range of coverage of trans-related issues.

From Institution(s): Digital Transgender Archive, Transgender Oral History Project, Human Sexuality Collection, Cornell University, Transgender Archives, University of Victoria, Duke University, JD Doyle Archives
 

Reed Erickson Collection

These photos come from the ONE Archives at the University of Southern California Libraries. The ten photographs in this collection are of the well-known transsexual philanthropist and activist, Reed Erickson. The collection includes both black and white and color photos, ranging from approximately 1928 to approximately 1969. Some of the photographs are portraits of Erickson as an adult and a teenager, while others include him with his family, friends, or pet leopard.

From Institution(s): ONE Archives at the USC Libraries
 

Renaissance News

Renaissance News, which became Renaissance News & Views in 1994, was a longstanding publication, “mostly about the lifestyle of crossdressing with short pieces on politics.” This publication was created by the Renaissance Education Association (later the Renaissance Transgender Association) and published by Creative Design Services. Significant contributors include JoAnn Roberts and Angela Gardner. The newsletter focused mostly on relevant current events and politics, crossdressing practices, and the lifestyle of crossdressers. This collection includes a complete run of the first 9 volumes, which were published monthly from 1987–1995. The collection ends in 1999, but the newsletter changed its name to Transgender Community News as well as its format and continued until the early 2000s.

From Institution(s): Transgender Archives, University of Victoria, Louise Lawrence Transgender Archive
 

Rex Maniscalco Collection of Bobby Smith Photographs

These photographs all depict various drag queens and other members of the LGBTQIA community in Tampa. Most of the photographs were taken by Bobby Smith, but a few were provided by Donald Bentz and collector Rex Maniscalco. These photographs include professional headshots, candid shots at bars and in homes, and pictures of drag queens in performance settings. Although most of the photographs are not dated, the few that are dated indicate that the majority of these photographs were taken in the 1950s.

From Institution(s): University of South Florida
 

Riki Anne Wilchins' Flyers

Activist Riki Anne Wilchins founded the direct action group The Transexual Menace and the organization Hermaphrodites With Attitude, as well as the Gender Public Advocacy Coalition (GenderPAC), and created the newsletter In Your Face: Political Activism Against Gender Oppression. This collection of Wilchins' flyers from the 1990s advocate for trans rights, condemn offensive behavior, and illuminate acts of violence and intolerance. Related link to In Your Face newsletters: https://www.digitaltransgenderarchive.net/col/2r36tx594

From Institution(s): Digital Transgender Archive
 

Sheet Music

A unique collection of sheet music featuring male and female impersonators from the 19th and early 20th centuries.

From Institution(s): JD Doyle Archives
 

Short Runs of Periodicals

This is a catchall collection of periodicals that were published between the 1950s and the 1990s. Materials are placed in this collection when 5 or less full scans of a specific periodical are accessible. Though only a few issues of particular publications are often included, most had much longer runs that have not yet been digitized.

From Institution(s): Joseph A. Labadie Collection, University of Michigan, Transgender Oral History Project, Lili Elbe Archive, Human Sexuality Collection, Cornell University, Transgender Archives, University of Victoria, Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, JD Doyle Archives, Independent Voices, Grupo Dignidade, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives, University at Albany, Louise Lawrence Transgender Archive
 

South Africa Media Coverage (via Gender Dynamix)

This collection contains five objects published from 1988-1996 from various South African media outlets including Femina Magazine, The Sunday Star, YOU Magazine, and Playboy Magazine South Africa. The articles and letters to the editor describe personal transgender experiences including transitioning, societal and familial acceptance, sexuality, and gender identity. This collection was submitted by Liesl Theron from her work at Gender Dynamix.

From Institution(s): Gay & Lesbian Memory in Action (GALA)
 

The Sweetheart Connection

The Sweetheart Connection was a newsletter for wives and partners of heterosexual crossdressers, published by the Tri-Ess Society for the Second Self during the 1990s. Topics covered in these publications include the annual Spouses and Partners International Conference for Education (SPICE), personal experiences at support groups, and couples' marital issues.

From Institution(s): Joseph A. Labadie Collection, University of Michigan
 

The Tartan Skirt

Between 1992 and 1995, Anne Forrester published 16 issues of The Tartan Skirt through ADF Editorial Services. This Scottish magazine presented poems, book reviews, personal stories, and articles that discuss many issues faced by the “gender community” (people who identified as crossdressers, transsexuals, and transgender). Topics covered include appearance, passing, health care, transitioning, terminology, support groups, legislation, travel, and familial and romantic relationships.

From Institution(s): Joseph A. Labadie Collection, University of Michigan
 

Tiffany Club Documents

This collection includes eleven documents from May 1978 to December 1978 pertaining to the Tiffany Club, a social club in the greater Boston area for cross-dressers, their families, and friends. Merissa Sherrill Lynn, the founder, held the Tiffany Club’s first organizational meeting in her home on November 26, 1978. The collection includes Lynn’s outreach letters, which discuss her hopes and plans for the club, as well as logistical concerns such as the club’s location, finances, and goals. The collection also contains Lynn’s account of the first meeting’s minutes. Other documents in this collection include an annotated copy of the Kay Mayflower Society’s constitution, a draft of the Tiffany Club’s constitution, and a typed explanation of the club’s name and symbol.

From Institution(s): Digital Transgender Archive, Human Sexuality Collection, Cornell University
 

Transas City Photographs (1900-1950)

The photos compiled in this collection originate before 1950 and can be found on the Transas City blog. Though a small collection, the photos depict a variety of subjects from MtF performers to some early pioneering transsexual women. The people photographed hail from a range of places such as Germany, the United Kingdom, and Australia.

From Institution(s): Transas City
 

Transas City Photographs (1950-2000)

The people depicted in these photos include some of the earliest high-profile transsexual women from 1950-1980, as well as many female impersonators who performed during the 1960s. One half of the collection portrays the height of glamour with various headshots and modeling photoshoots while the other half depicts trans women in their day-to-day lives. Like our other Transas City collection, these photos cover multiple places around the world, including the United Kingdom, France, Italy, and cities in the U.S. like Kansas City, Kansas, the namesake of the institution.

From Institution(s): Transas City
 

Transas City Photographs (Pre-1900)

The photos compiled in this collection originate before 1900 and can be found on the Transas City blog. Though a small collection, the photos depict a variety of subjects from MtF performers to some early pioneering transsexual women. The people photographed hail from a range of places such as Germany, the United Kingdom, and Australia.

From Institution(s): Transas City
 

Transgender Tapestry

Founded by Merissa Sherrill Lynn, Transgender Tapestry was a magazine published from the late 1970s to the early 2000s by the Tiffany Club and later by the International Foundation for Gender Education (IFGE). The publication went through several names changes including "The TV-TS Tapestry," "Tapestry," and "The Tapestry Journal." This collection includes 106 issues including both newsletters and quarterly periodicals from 1979 to 2008 . Each issue of this magazine covers a variety of topics such as crossdressing, transsexualism, health care, political movements, film reviews, and so much more.

From Institution(s): Transgender Oral History Project, Human Sexuality Collection, Cornell University
 

The Transsexual Voice

Phoebe Smith published The Transsexual Voice during the 1980s and 1990s. These newsletters feature advice from doctors to transsexual people and the medical community regarding medical care and transitioning. Other topics covered include the experiences of the transsexual community, from activism to discrimination to familial relationships. This periodical includes personals and letters to the editor, and contributors frequently share their personal experiences regarding transitioning and gender identity.

From Institution(s): Joseph A. Labadie Collection, University of Michigan, Lili Elbe Archive
 

TransSisters: The Journal of Transsexual Feminism

TransSisters: The Journal of Transsexual Feminism was created by Davina Anne Gabriel and published by Skyclad Publishing Co. throughout 1994 and 1995. Its statement of purpose reads: “In recognition of the fact that transsexual persons have been systematically silenced, marginalized, maligned and even brutalized, not only within mainstream society, but also even within feminist philosophy and culture, TransSisters: The Journal of Transsexual Feminism has been created to further the process of defining ourselves and creating our own reality, rather than allowing others to do so.” These periodicals feature articles, letters to the editor, book reviews, cartoons, photographs, and artwork. Issues covered include feminism, activism, the transgender movement, the women’s movement, transphobia, discrimination, and civil rights.

From Institution(s): Transgender Oral History Project
 

Tretter Transgender Oral History Project

The Tretter Transgender Oral History Project, part of the Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection at the University of Minnesota, aims to empower individuals to tell their story while providing students, historians, and the public with a richer foundation of primary source material about the transgender community. This collection currently provides access to more than a dozen oral histories of trans-identified persons; however, these are only the first of approximately 200 total interviews that the project plans to create.

From Institution(s): Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
 

Turnabout Publications

This collection contains nine Turnabout Magazines and seven fictional Turnabout Books, published by Abbé de Choisy Press and Wholesale Book Corporation between 1965 and 1969. The magazines consist of articles, fictional stories, photographs, art and literature reviews, and makeup tips. The books, written by Nan Gilbert and Siobhan Fredericks, tell fictional stories about the experiences of crossdressing, particularly focusing on the concept of “petticoat punishment.” One book, titled Transvestite Post-Box, is a compilation of stories submitted by readers about similar issues of femininity, masculinity, and sexuality.

From Institution(s): Joseph A. Labadie Collection, University of Michigan, Lili Elbe Archive, Human Sexuality Collection, Cornell University
 

Twenty Minutes

These newsletters were published by The XX Club from 1988 to 1997. The newsletter was originally titled “Twenty Minutes” but was rebranded “Twenty” in 1991. These publications provided information to, and support for, members of the transgender community by publishing personal accounts as well as academic writings. Topics include gender realignment surgery and hormone therapy, transitioning, religious beliefs and spirituality, entertainment materials, and civil rights.

From Institution(s): Sexual Minorities Archives
 

Upstate New York Newsletters

Three organizations in upstate New York (Transegenderests Independence Club, Butterfly, and Expressing Our Nature) collaborated to create four newsletters for the trans and crossdressing communities between 1988 and 1989. In 1993, Expressing Our Nature published two newsletters on their own. These newsletters provide information on different events, share personal articles, and publish excerpts of books and news articles. Central themes include community support, self-acceptance, and feminine appearance.

From Institution(s): Joseph A. Labadie Collection, University of Michigan, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives, University at Albany
 

Vanguard

This collection includes ten 'zines created and published by Vanguard from 1966-1967 and a retrospective 'zine created in 2011. Contributors to Vanguard were LGBTQ youth from the streets of the Tenderloin district in San Francisco. These 'zines contain poems, art, and articles that reflect the issues faced by poor LGBTQ youth at the time, covering topics such as police brutality, drug addiction, and economic discrimination. Vanguard served as a platform to foster community and organize demonstrations for civil rights. Later issues address the Vietnam War and encourage a movement for peace. This collection also includes an edition of Vanguard Magazine from 2011 that re-publishes original content with retrospectives by the authors and new contributors who share some of their experiences.

From Institution(s): GLBT Historical Society
 

Victor Lopez and Rudy Cardona Photograph Collection

Rudy Cardona owned Texas Crown Productions which created and organized the Miss Corpus Christi America and related pageants in Corpus Chisti, Texas between the years of 1990 and 1996. Victor Lopez was the co-creator of and photographer for the pageant.The collection is comprised of prints and negatives of events organized and held by Texas Crown Productions between the years of 1990-1996. These included the Miss Corpus Christi America, Miss Corpus Christi Metroplex, Miss Nueces County, Miss Texas Riviera, and Mr. Corpus Christi pageants. Also in the collection are photographs from Houston Pride parades, 1992-1994 and the Houston Baile (formal dance) of 1994.

From Institution(s): The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA)
 

Xpressions and Monarch Publications

Xpressions and Monarch, “a non-profit, non-discriminatory social and support club for transgendered people of all kinds,” published these newsletters and periodicals in Canada during the 1990s. They publicize social events and share news from around the world relating to the transgender community (which the organization defines as “crossdressers, transsexuals, transgenderists, any anything in-between”).

From Institution(s): Joseph A. Labadie Collection, University of Michigan
 

Zines

Zines are a form of privately produced and distributed magazines that have been popular among marginalized groups as a means of community-wide communication. In this collection are works such as those of self-proclaimed "transvestite" Rizzeria, as well as many first editions of serial zines. These works cover topics from identity politics and sexual liberation to the daily lives of queer-identified people. This collection illuminates some of the many intersectional challenges and victories of the LGBTQIA+ community.

From Institution(s): Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, Queer Zine Archive Project