Digital Transgender Archive



The Secret Lives of Berg and Høeg

Published: 2017-08-18

This new photograph collection from the Preus Museum challenges gender roles in the late 1800s.


All Lively on the Eastern Front

Published: 2017-08-11

Check out one of our newest collections, the East Coast FTM Group Organizational Records! The East Coast FTM Group was a support group designed for FtMs - including transsexuals, crossdressers, and transgender people - and their partners.


Behind the Front Lines

Published: 2017-07-12

Because crossdressing hasn’t exactly been welcomed in the U.S. military, this photograph was of particular interest to the DTA team.


Unfiltered Voices of the LGBTQIA+ Community

Published: 2017-06-13

We're thrilled to report that the Zines collection has been greatly expanded with materials from one of our newest collaborators, the Queer Zine Archive Project.


Stepping Out from the Shadows of History

Published: 2017-06-08

The Charlotte McLeod collection from Transas City contains news clippings and photographs of Charlotte McLeod, whose gender realignment surgery became the second such surgery widely known to the U.S. public (the first being Christine Jorgensen’s).


"Spotlight on Cross-Dressing"

Published: 2017-06-05

Four new issues of Female Mimics from the Lili Elbe Archive have been added to the Female Mimics Collection. Included in the issues are articles, cartoons, and photos of “female impersonators”.


Pushing the Envelope with GenderFlex

Published: 2017-05-30

GenderFlex is a newsletter that was developed and published in the 1990s aimed towards the “polygenderous” person. GenderFlex covered anything and everything from topics to avoid during a dinner party and goings on about town, to serious considerations of religion, politics, and gender identity.


Mid-1900sPopular News Coverage

Published: 2017-05-26

The Transas City collection contains newspaper and periodical clippings from the latter half of the twentieth century, from 1950 through the 1990s. This era saw the increasing medicalization of the transgender community, as gender realignment surgery became a more common practice.


Capturing Images of Queer Culture

Published: 2017-05-01

The Rex Maniscalco Collection of Bobby Smith Photographs features photographs of the Tampa, Florida, gay community taken by Bobby Smith, with occasional contributions from Rex Maniscalco and Donald Bentz.


Forging Community Through Correspondence

Published: 2017-04-25

The Lou Sullivan/Ben Power Correspondence collection features a series of letters sent between Lou Sullivan and Ben Power from 1986 until Lou’s’ death in 1991.