Digital Transgender Archive



Superhero Crossdresser Saves the Day!

Published: 2016-05-24

The 1990 comic book En Femme Comics No. 2 tells a fantastical story of a crossdressing woman, but highlights aspects of real concern for members of the crossdressing community.


Introducing Audio Files!

Published: 2016-05-17

With the recent addition of the ONE Online Archive Materials came the introduction of a new file type to add to the growing list of diverse resources we provide.


Creator Spotlight: Lee G. Brewster

Published: 2016-05-02

Lee G. Brewster (1943-2000) was an American drag queen and crossdressing activist.


1000 Items!

Published: 2016-04-28

On April 24th, with the posting of Alison Laing's button collection, we passed the 1000 item mark!


Activism Against Gender Oppression in the 1990s

Published: 2016-04-20

The short series of newsletters titled “In Your Face”, spearheaded by Riki Anne Wilchins, reveal a great deal about American gender politics in the 1990s.


Finding a Place in Feminism

Published: 2016-04-14

In the early 1990s, TransSisters: The Journal of Transsexual Feminism worked to create a forum to deal with “the specific intersection of transsexual and feminist issues,” enrich the feminist movement and transsexual rights movement, and foster dialogue and “a process of reconciliation” between communities.


Reflecting a Revolutionary Time: ‘Zines by Queer Street Youth in the 1960s

Published: 2016-04-12

Vanguard ‘zines, published in San Francisco's Tenderloin district and featuring the work of young LGBTQ writers and artists from the area in the 1960s, was one our most interesting collections to process.


The Endurance of Protest

Published: 2016-04-09

The ACT UP San Francisco ACT NOW Handbook from June 1990 was recently added to the DTA through external linking to the Internet Archive.


Archival Work Meets Pop Culture

Published: 2016-03-30

While many of the objects we see are interesting, we don’t often come across objects that cover topics we may be familiar with in our day-to-day lives.


Expanding the DTA Through External Linking

Published: 2016-02-29

Recently, our team began a new project that involves external linking to other online archives, such as the ONE Archives at the University of Southern California Libraries.