Primary Source Sets
Our primary source sets group together related items to help you learn more about transgender history and culture. Each set includes a brief overview of the topic, details about relevant items hosted by the DTA, discussion questions, and suggestions for further reading. We encourage students and educators to use, share, and add on to our primary source sets as best fits their needs!
Check out psychedelic publications created by 1960s youths, informative pamphlets for parents with trans children, and activist materials advocating for the rights of trans youth.
Learn about the history of trans people in prisons from the 1970s to the recent past through materials created and distributed by incarcerated people as well as their allies on the outside.
Explore trans activism in the United States from the 1970s to the present, including interviews with veteran activists and contemporary news coverage of historically significant events.
Read about the complex relationship between trans identities and religion, as discussed in these spiritual memoirs and zines.
Delve into the thorny history of trans and feminist movements through articles about major protests, feminist theory, and oral histories.