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Renaissance News

Transgender Archives, University of Victoria

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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.

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