This site is the most comprehensive on the web devoted to trans history and biography. Well over 1400 persons worthy of note, both famous and obscure, are discussed in detail, and many more are mentioned in passing.)

There is a detailed Index arranged by vocation, doctor, activist group etc.

In addition to this most articles have one or more labels at the bottom. Click one to go to similar persons. There is a full list of labels at the bottom of the page. There is also a search box at the top left. Enjoy exploring!

16 December 2017

Books on Gender Variance in 2017


In compiling this list I kept noticing Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Thus they are printing quite a few trans titles, although more advice books than history or politics. Their web page list categories: Autism, Disability, Religious etc, but not Trans. Here is the list of the 19 trans books that they do publish, but without making them into a category.



$£¥ €=Excessively overpriced books. 
 
  • $£¥ € Robert Diaz, Marissa Largo & Fritz Pino (eds). Diasporic Intimacies: Queer Filipinos and Canadian Imaginaries. Northwestern University Press, 2017.
  • Qwo-Li Driskill. Asegi Stories: Cherokee Queer and Two-Spirit Memory. University of Arizona Oress, 2016.
  • Laura Erickson-Schroth & Laura A Jacobs. "You're in the Wrong Bathroom!": And 20 Other Myths and Misconceptions About Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming People. Beacon Press, 2017.
  • Haeth Foff Davis. Beyond Trans: Does Gender Matter?. New York University Press, 2017.
  • Ephraim Das Janssen, Phenomenal Gender: What Transgender Experience Discloses. Indiana University Press, 2017.
  • $£¥ € Jon Ingvar Kjaran. Constructing Sexualities and Gendered Bodies in School Spaces: Nordic Insights on Queer and Transgender Students. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.
  • Yolanda Martinez-San Miguel & Sarah Tobias. Trans Studies: The Challenge to Hetero/Homo Normativities. Rutgers University Press, 1016.
  • Kate Norman. Socialising Transgender: Support for Transition. Dunedin, 2017.
  • $£¥ €Tobias Raun. Out Online: Trans Self-Representation and Community Building on YouTube. Routledge, 2016.
  • $£¥ € Christina Richards. Trans and Sexuality: An existentially-informed enquiry with implications for counselling psychology. Routledge, 2017.
 
 

Legal & Imprisonment


  • Sarah Jane Baker. Transgender: Behind Prison Walls. Waterside Press, 2017.
  • Jennie Kermode. Transgender Employees in the Workplace: A Guide for Employers. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2017.
  • Rebecca T Klien. Transgender Rights and Protections. Rosen Publishing Group, 2017.
 
 

Health and Medical


  • $£¥ € Lynne Carroll & Laurn Mizock. Clinical Issues and Affirmative Treatment With Transgender Clients, An Issue of Psychiatric Clinics of North America. Elsevier, 2017.
  • $£¥ € Michael R Kauth & Jillian Shipard (eds). Adult Transgender Care: An Interdisciplinary Approach for Mental Health Professionals. Routledge, 2017.
  • Susan Meyer. Health Issues When You're Transgender. Rosen Young Adult, 2017.
 
 

Arts


  • Reina Gossett, Eric a Stanley & Johanna Burton (eds). Trap Door: Trans Cultural Production and the Politics of Visibility. MIT Press, 2017.
  • Sébastien Lifshitz, textes de Christine Bard et Isabelle Bonnet. Mauvais genres: les travestis à travers un siècle de photographie amateur. Les éditions textuel, 2016.
  • $£¥ € Jolene Zigarovich (ed). TransGothic in Literature and Culture. Routledge, 2017.
 
 

Sports


  • $£¥ € Eric Anderson & Ann Travers. Transgender Athletes in Competitive Sport. Routledge, 2017.
 
 

Guidebooks

  • $£¥ € Corona Brezina. Coming Out as Transgender. Rosen Young Adult, 2017.
  • Candis Cayne. Hi Gorgeous!: Transforming Inner Power into Radiant Beauty. Running Press, 2017.
  • Vernon Coleman. Men in Bras, Panties and Dresses: The Secret Truths About Transvestites. Kindle, 2017.
  • Charlie Craggs (ed). To My Trans Sisters. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2017.
  • Declan Henry. Trans Voices: Becoming Who You Are. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2017.
  • Alex Iantaffi & Meg-John Barker. How to Understand Your Gender: A Practical Guide for Exploring Who You Are. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2017.
  • Ephraim Das Janssen. Phenomenal Gender: What Transgender Experience Discloses. Indiana University Press, 2017.
  • Matthew Mills & Gillie Stoneham. The Voice Book for Trans and Non-Binary People: A Practical Guide to Creating and Sustaining Authentic Voice and Communication. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2017.
  • Sara Woods. Identifying as Transgender. Rosen Publishing Group, 2017.
 

Transphobic

  • Alex P Serritella. Transgenda - Abuse and Regret in the Sex-Change Industry. Bookstand Publishing, 2016.

Couples & Family


  • Mary Collins & Donald Collins. At the Broken Places: A Mother and Trans Son Pick Up the Pieces. Beacon Press, 2017.
  • Jo Green. The Trans Partner Handbook: A Guide for When Your Partner Transitions. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2017.
  • Wenn B Lawson & Beatrice M Lawson. Transitioning Together: One Couple's Journey of Gender and Identity Discovery. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2017.
  • Elijah C Nealy. Transgender Children and Youth: Cultivating Pride and Joy with Families in Transition. WW Norton, 2017.
 
 

Cross Dreamers

  • Tatiana de Rosnay. Manderley Forever: A Biography of Daphne du Maurier. St Martin’s Press.
 
 

AutoBiography

  • Alex Bertie. Trans Mission: My Quest to a Beard. 2017
  • Eli Clare. Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure. Duke University Press, 2017
  • Kimberley Davis. Becoming Kimberly: A Transgender's Journey. CreateSpace, 2017.
  • Juno Dawson. The Gender Games: The Problem With Men and Women . . . from Someone Who Has Been Both. Two Roads, 2017.
  • Denise Chanterelle DuBois. Self-Made Woman: A Memoir. University of Wisconsin Press, 2017.
  • Chris Edwards. BALLS: It Takes Some to Get Some. Greenleaf Book Group Press, 2016.
  • Laura Jane Grace. Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock's Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout. Hachette Books, 2016.
  • Caitlyn Jenner. The Secrets of My Life. Grand Central Publishing, 2017.
  • Charlie Kiss. A New Man: Lesbian. Protest. Mania. Trans Man. Matador, 2017.
  • Amanda Lepore. Doll Parts. Regan Arts, 2017.
  • C N Lester. Trans Like Me: a Journey for All of Us. Virago, 2017
  • Thomas Page McBee. Man Alive: a True Story of Violence, Forgiveness and Becoming a Man. Canongate, 2017.
  • Janet Mock. Surpassing Certainty: What My Twenties Taught Me. Atria Books, 2017.
  • Caroline Paige. True Colours: My Life as the First Openly Transgender Officer in the British Armed Forces. Biteback Publishing, 2017.
  • Sam Peterson. Trunky (Trangender Junky).
  • Rupert Raj. Dancing The Dialectic: True Tales of A Transgender Trailblazer. CreateSpace, 2017.
  •  Kaitlin Sine Riordan, Bondage of self. Kaitlin Sine Riordan, 2016.
  • Rhyannon Styles. The New Girl: A Trans Girl Tells It Like It Is. Headline, 2017.
  •  Anastacia Tomson. Always Anastacia - A Transgender Life in South Africa. Jonathan Ball, 2016

Biography


  • Patricia Bell-Scott. The Firebrand and the First Lady: Portrait of a Friendship: Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Struggle for Social Justice. Knopf, 2016.
  • Denis Cosnard. Frede. Des Équateurs, 2017.
  • Rosalind Rosenberg. Jane Crow: The Life of Pauli Murray. Oxford University Press, 2017.
  • Bruce D Smith. Lou Sullivan: Daring To Be a Man Among Men. Transgress Press, 2017
  • Roy Woodard. Bunny Breckinridge—Book One: Exalted as an Early Hero of the Gay Rights Movement. Kindle, 2016.
  • Roy Woodard. Bunny Breckinridge—Book Two: Exalted as an Early Hero of the Gay Rights Movement. Kindle, 2016.


Race and Gender


  • Sonia Borawska. Rachel Dolezal Affair: race, identity and representation of women in the news. : Comperative analysis between media coverage of Rachel Dolezal and Caitlyn Jenner. Kindle, 2016.
  • C. Riley Snorton. Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity. University of Minnesota Press, 2017.
 
 

Trans/GLBT history


  • $£¥ € Domitilla Campanile, Filippo Carlà-Uhink & Margherita Facella (eds). TransAntiquity: Cross-Dressing and Transgender Dynamics in the Ancient World. Routledge, 2017.
  • Julio Capo. Welcome to Fairyland Queer Miami before 1940. University of North Carolina Press, 2017.
  • Emily K Hobson. Lavender and Red: Liberation and Solidarity in the Gay and Lesbian Left. University of California Press, 2016.
  • Bob Ostertag. Sex Science Self: A Social History of Estrogen, Testosterone, and Identity. University of Massachusetts Press, 2016.
  • Barbara Penne. Transgender Role Models and Pioneers. Rosen Young Adult, 2017.
  • $£¥ € Walter Penrose. Postcolonial Amazons: Female Masculinity and Courage in Ancient Greek and Sanskrit Literature. Oxford University press, 2016.
  • Benita Roth. The Life and Death of ACT UP/LA: Anti-AIDS Activism in Los Angeles from the 1980s to the 2000s. Cambridge University Press, 2017.
  • Emily Skidmore. True Sex: The Lives of Trans Men at the Turn of the Twentieth Century. NYU Press, 2017.
  • $£¥ € Thomas Taylor, Annette Timm & Rainer Herrn (eds). Not Straight from Germany: Sexual Publics and Sexual Citizenship since Magnus Hirschfeld. University of Michigan Press, 2017.
 
 

Photography


  • Magnus Hastings, with a Foreword by Boy George. Why Drag? Chronicle Books, 2016.
 
 


Previously Announced for 2016:

  • $£¥ € Michel J Boucher. Transgender Representation and the Politics of the Real in the United States. Routledge, delayed to December 2018.
  • Michael Brownstein. Medical Maverick: 35 Years of Transgender Surgery. Transgress Press. 2016 - disappeared
  • Donna Gee. Why Is My Dad Not Answering Her Phone? CreateSpace, 2015. Preview – disappeared

Announced for 2017:

  • $£¥ € Eyler. Transgender Healthcare. Springer Publishing, 2017. disappeared
  • $£¥ € Lynda Johnson. Trans Gender, Sex, Place, and Space: Geographies of Gender Variance. Routledge, 2017. disappeared
  • $£¥ € Candace Moore. Marginal Production Cultures: Infrastructures of Sexual Minority and Transgender Media. Routledge, 2017. Delayed to 2018
 
 

Announced for 2018:


  • Brian Belovitch. Trans Figured: My Journey from Boy to Girl to Woman to Man. Skyhorse Publishing, 2018.
  • Christine Burns (ed). Trans Britain: Our Journey from the Shadows. Unbound, 2018.
  • $£¥ € Ruth Pearce. Understanding Trans Health: Discourse, Power and Possibility. Policy Press, 2018
  • Juno Roche. Queer Sex: A Trans and Non-Binary Guide to Intimacy, Pleasure and Relationships. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2018.

13 December 2017

‘Transgender Kids: Who Knows Best?’ - the controversial documentary


This is the controversial documentary that was broadcast by the BBC last January, and was supposed to go out on CBC this week, but was withdrawn at the last moment.   There is a lot of Canadian content.

The documentary, as per standard television practice, presents different points of view, but of course the director decided the balance.  And it is the balance that is the problem.   There is far too much Ken Zucker, he is given a platform, and he is presented as a well-meaning victim.  There is also too much Ray Blanchard.  The claimed statistics that the overwhelming majority of trans kids actually desist are extremely dubious.   The statistical arguments against them are not given. 

Twice Zucker is shown saying: “a four-year-old might say that he’s a dog – do you go out and buy dog food?”   Is not even he ashamed to use such a stupid argument?

Here is an article in the Guardian from when the documentary was shown on the BBC.  "Green [CEO of Mermaids] said she had been contacted by the producer of the documentary but only to see if she knew anyone who had 'detransitioned', and said it was worrying that this had been a focus for the programme makers."

This encyclopedia is anti-censorship.   So here is an embedding of the entire documentary.   Watch it but watch it critically.

One needs to know one's enemies. 



11 December 2017

Non-Fiction Books on other topics by trans authors

Bibliographies

Canadian (auto)biographies
Hoax biographies
(auto)biographies that are almost unobtainable
French and Belgian (auto) biographies and Histories
Biographies with the pre-transition name in the title 
Advice Manuals I: 1957-1979
Advice Manuals II: 1980-2000
Advice Manuals III: 2001-2017


Trans authors write about all kinds of things.  (Auto)Biographies and books about trans topics are not included here.  This is about other topics.

(In some cases you will need the writer's pre-transition name to find the book.)

Perhaps there is something here that you might want for Xmas.


Charlotte Bach


· Hypnosis. Elek,1961.
· With Bob Mellors. An Outline of Human Ethology: Extracts from an Unpublished Work. Another Orbit Press, 1978.

Patrick Califia


· Sapphistry: The Book of Lesbian Sexuality. Naiad Press, 1980.
· Lesbian S/M Safety Manual. Alyson Books, 1988.
· Public Sex: The Culture of Radical Sex. Cleis Press, 1994.
· Sensuous Magic: A Guide to S/M for Adventurous Couples. Cleis Press, 2001.

Susan Faye Cannon


· Darwin's Vision in On the Origin of Species. 1968.
· Science in Culture: The Early Victorian Period. Science History Publications, 1978.

Martine Cuypers


· With Annette Harder. Beginning from Apollo: studies in Apollonius Rhodius and the Argonautic tradition. Peeters, 2005.

Leslie Feinberg


· Rainbow solidarity: in defense of Cuba. World View Forum, 2008.

Jack Judith Halberstam


· with Ira Livingston (eds). Posthuman bodies. Indiana University Press, 1995.
· Skin shows: gothic horror and the technology of monsters. Duke University Press, 1995.

Alan Hart


· These Mysterious Rays: A Nontechnical Discussion of the Use of X Rays and Radium, Chiefly in Medicine. Harper, 1943.


Aoife Assumpta Hart.


· Ancestral Recall: The Celtic Revival and Japanese Modernism. McGill-Queen's University Press, 2016.

Christina Kahrl


· With others. Baseball Prospectus. Various years.

Roz Kaveney


· An unofficial critical companion to Buffy and Angel. Tauris Parke Paperbacks, 2001.
· From Alien to The Matrix: Reading Science Fiction Film. I.B. Tauris, 2005.
· Superheroes! Capes and Crusaders in Comics and Films. Superheroes!.I.B. Tauris, 2008.
· Battlestar Galactica: Investigating Flesh, Steel and Spirit. London [u.a.]: Tauris, 2010.

Carla LaGata


· Wege zum Heil: die Barquinha : eine ethnologische Studie zu Transformation und Heilung in den Ayahuasca-Ritualen einer brasilianischen Religion. (Ways to salvation: the Barquinha: an ethnological study of transformation and healing in the ayahuasca rituals of a Brazilian religion). Brasilienkunde-Verlag, 2003


++Dierdre McCloskey


  • Bourgeois Dignity: Why Economics Can't Explain the Modern World (November 2010), University of Chicago Press. 
  • The Cult of Statistical Significance: How the Standard Error Costs Us Jobs, Justice, and Lives (January 2008), University of Michigan Press (with Stephen T. Ziliak). 
  • The Bourgeois Virtues : Ethics for an Age of Commerce (June 2006), University of Chicago Press. 
  • Bourgeois Equality: How Ideas, Not Capital or Institutions, Enriched the World (April 2016), University of Chicago Press. 
  • The Economic Conversation (2008) (with Arjo Klamer and Stephen Ziliak)
  • The Secret Sins of Economics (August 2002), University of Chicago Press. 
  • Measurement and Meaning in Economics: The Essential Deirdre McCloskey (1999) (edited by Stephen Ziliak)
  • The Vices of Economists, the Virtues of the Bourgeoisie (1996)
  • Knowledge and Persuasion in Economics (1994), Cambridge University Press.
  • Second Thoughts: Myths and Morals of U.S. Economic History (1993) (edited)
  • A Bibliography of Historical Economics to 1980 (1990)
  • If You're So Smart: The Narrative of Economic Expertise (1990)
  • The Consequences of Economic Rhetoric (1988)
  • The Writing of Economics (1987) reprinted as Economical Writing (2000)
  • Econometric History (1987)
  • The Rhetoric of the Human Sciences: Language and Argument in Scholarship and Public Affairs (1987)
  • The Rhetoric of Economics (1985 & 1998)
  • The Applied Theory of Price (1982 & 1985)
  • Enterprise and Trade in Victorian Britain: Essays in Historical Economics (1981)
  • Economic Maturity and Entrepreneurial Decline: British Iron & Steel, 1870–1913 (1973)
  • Essays on a Mature Economy: Britain after 1840 (1971)

Tadhg MacCrossan


· The Sacred Cauldron: Secrets of the Druids. Llewellyn, 1991. .
· Tadhg MacCrossan. The Truth About the Druids. Llewellyn, 1993.

Catherine McGregor


An Indian Summer of Cricket: Reflections on Australia's Summer Game. Griffith, A.C.T.: Barrallier Books Pty Ltd, 2012.

Alice Lyman Miller


· Science and Dissent in Post-Mao China: The Politics of Knowledge. University of Washington Press, 1996.
· with Richard Wich. Becoming Asia: Change and Continuity in Asian International Relations Since World War II. Stanford University Press, 2011.

Jan Morris


· Coronation Everest. Faber and Faber, 1963.


A trilogy on the British Empire

· Pax Britannica: The Climax of Empire. Faber and Faber, 1968.
· Heaven's Command: An Imperial Progress. Faber and Faber, 1973.
· Farewell the Trumpets: An Imperial Retreat. Faber and Faber, 1978.

Travel books:

· Coast to Coast (published in the US as As I Saw the USA; 1956: winner of the 1957 Cafe Royal Prize)
· Sultan in Oman (1957; new edition by Eland in 2008)
· The Market in Seleukia (1957)
· South African Winter (1958)
· The Hashemite Kings (1959)
· Venice (1960: winner of the 1961 Heinemann Award)
· The Presence of Spain (1964)
· Spain (1964)
· Oxford (1965)
· The Great Port: A Passage through New York (1969)
· The Venetian Empire (1980)
· A Venetian Bestiary (1982)
· The Matter of Wales (1984)
· Spain (1988)
· Hong Kong (1988)
· Sydney (1992)
· Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere (2001)
· The World: Life and Travel 1950-2000 (2003)
· Contact! A Book of Encounters (2010)

Viviane Nasmaste


· HIV Prevention and Bisexual Realities.University of Toronto Press, 2012.
· Oversight: Critical Reflections on Feminist Research and Politics. Women’s Press, 2015.
· Imprimés interdits: la censure des journaux jaunes au Québec, 1955-1975. Septentrion, 2017.

Femka Olyslager


· Electromagnetic Waveguides and Transmission Lines. Clarendon Press, 1999.
· With Ismo V. Lindell. Electromagnetics and Exotic Media: A Quest for the Holy Grail. Helsinki University of Technology, 2000.
· With Ismo V. Lindell. Closed Form Solutions of Maxwell's Equations in the Computer Age. Helsinki University of Technology, 2003.

Oraith O’Sullivan


· (ed). The Bible as Book (3 volumes). British Library, 2000-3.

Rachel Pollack


· With Salvador Dalí. Salvador Dali's Tarot. Michael Joseph, 1985.
· The Body of the Goddess: Sacred Wisdom in Myth, Landscape and Culture. Element, 1997.
· Complete Illustrated Guide To Tarot: How To Unlock The Secrets of The Tarot. Gramercy Books, 1999.
· The Kabbalah Tree: A Journey of Balance & Growth. Llewellyn Publications, 2004.
· Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom: A Book of Tarot. Weiser Books, 2007
· The New Tarot Handbook: Master the Meanings of the Cards. Llewellyn, 2012.

Sabrina Petra Ramet


· Rocking the State: Rock Music and Politics in Eastern Europe and Russia. Boulder: Westview Press, 1994.
· Sabrina P. Ramet. Eastern Christianity and Politics in the Twentieth Century. Christianity under stress, 1. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1988.
· Sabrina P. Ramet and Gordana P. Crnković. Kazaaam! Splat! Ploof!: The American Impact on European Popular Culture Since 1945. Lanham, Md: Rowman & Littlefield, 2003.
· Sabrina P. Ramet. Thinking About Yugoslavia: Scholarly Debates About the Yugoslav Breakup and the Wars in Bosnia and Kosovo. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2005.

Veronique Renard


· Pantau in India. iUniverse, 2007.

Janine Roberts


· With M. Parsons, and Barbara Russell. The Mapoon Story, According to the Invaders: Church Mission, Queensland Government and Mining Company. International Development Action, 1975.
· Massacres to Mining: The Colonisation of Aboriginal Australia. Dove Communications, 1981.
· Maybanke Anderson: sex, suffrage & social reform. Hale & Iremonger, 1993.
· Glitter & Greed: The Secret World of the Diamond Cartel. Disinformation, 2003.
· The Vaccine Papers. Impact Investigative Media Productions, 2010.

Joan Roughgarden


· With Paul R Ehrlich. The Science of Ecology. Pearson, 1987.
· Theory of Population Genetics and Evolutionary Ecology: An Introduction. Macmillan, 1987.
· Anolis Lizards of the Caribbean: Ecology, Evolution, and Plate Tectonics. Oxford University Press, 1995
· Primer of Ecological Theory. Pearson, 1997.
· Evolution and Christian Faith: Reflections of an Evolutionary Biologist. Island Press. 2006.
· The Genial Gene: Deconstructing Darwinian Selfishness. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2009.

Carol S Riddell


· With Margaret A Coulson. Approaching Sociology. Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1972.

Jessica Amanda Salmonson


· The Encyclopedia of Amazons: Women Warriors from Antiquity to the Present Era. Paragon House, 1991

Dawn Langley Simmons


· Princess Margaret, An Informal Biography. Macrae Smith Co, 1958.
· The Gypsy Condesa. Macrae Smith Co, 1958.
· Vinnie Ream;the Story of the Girl Who Sculpted Lincoln. Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1963.
· The Sawdust Trail; The Story of American Evangelism. Macrae Smith Co, 1964.
· Dear Vagabonds; The Story of Roy and Brownie Adams. Tara Books, 1964.
· With Ann Pinchot. Jacqueline Kennedy ; a Biography. Frederick Fell, 1964.
· Mr Jefferson's Ladies. Beacon Press, 1966.
· Lady Bird and Her Daughters. M. Smith Co, 1967.
· William. Father of the Netherlands. Rand McNally, 1969.
· A Rose for Mrs. Lincoln; A Biography of Mary Todd Lincoln. Beacon Press, 1970.
· Rosalynn Carter, Her Life Story. F. Fell Publishers, 1979.
· Margaret Rutherford: A Blithe Spirit. McGraw-Hill, 1983.

Maria Gioacchina Stajano Starace


· Roma capovolta. Quattrucci, 1959.
· Pubblici scandali e private virtù: dalla dolce vita al convento. Manni, 2007.

Jean Marie Stine


· Super Brain Power: The 21 Day Programme of Dramatically Improve Your Intelligence. Piatkus, 2000.
· Empowering Your Life with Runes. Alpha, 2004.

Allucquere Roseanne Stone


· The War of Desire and Technology at the Close of the Mechanical Age.: MIT Press, 1996.

Susan Stryker


· Gay by the Bay: A History of Queer Culture in the San Francisco Bay Area. Chronicle Books, 1996.
· Queer Pulp: Perverse Passion in the Golden Age of the Paperback. Chronicle Books, 2001.

Petra de Sutter


· With Elke Lahousse. (Over) leven: mijn strijd als transvrouw, arts & politica. Manteau, 2016.
· With Eline Delrue. De maakbare baby : een onbegrensd verlangen? Academia Press, 2017.

Pip Wherrett


· Drive It!: The Complete Book of High Speed Driving on Road & Track. Haynes Pub. Group, 1981.
· Peter Wherrett's A Century of the Motor Car. Auto Industry Marketing Services, 1985.
· Driving Skills and Tactics. Lothian Books, 1993.
· With Kim Wherrett. Explore Australia by Four-Wheel Drive. Viking, 1995.
· The Quest for the Perfect Car: My Life in Motoring. Hodder Headline Australia, 1999.
· What They Don't Teach You in Driving School. Ibis Publishing, 2004.
· Grit: An Epic Journey Across the World. Ibis Publishing Australia, 2005.

Georgia Ariana Ziadie/ Lady Colin Campbell


· Lady Colin Campbell's Guide to Being a Modern Lady. Heterodox, 1986.
· Diana in Private: The Princess Nobody Knows. St. Martin's Press, 1992.
· The Royal Marriages: What Really Goes on in the Private World of the Queen and Her Family. St Martin’s Press, 1993.
· The Real Diana. Arcadia, 2004.
· The Queen Mother: The Untold Story of Elizabeth Bowes Lyon, Who Became Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. St. Martin's Press, 2012.
· Queen’s Marriage. Dynasty Press, 2017.

08 December 2017

Atlanta-Savannah Timeline–Part II 1981-now

1981


Divine and Christine Jorgensen appeared at first annual party of the Limelight disco in Atlanta.

Elvira/Cassandra Peterson, hired to host a Los Angeles horror show, copied look that Atlanta drag performer Lily White had in 1970s.

1982


Lady Bunny moved to Atlanta from Tennessee.

1984


300 subscribers to The Transsexual Voice including Leo Wollman, Rupert Raj and Michelle Hunt. Phoebe mailed packets of transsexual-related material to newspaper editors, television news programs, talk show hosts etc. Very few responded.

Diamond Lil put out a full LP of original material, The Queen of Diamonds/Silver Grill. She was an
acknowledged influence on performers Lady Bunny and RuPaul who started out in Atlanta at this time. However, by then Diamond was losing her fans to AIDS. There were fewer places to perform, and she reduced her performances and concentrated on a new antiques business. She was writing for the bar magazine Etcetera – these articles were often obituaries.



Benjamin Dickerson, blues punk queer drag queen, in Opal Foxx and other bands.

Lady Bunny moves on to New York.


?? unknown years


The Montgomery Medical and Psychological Institute started by trans man Jerry Montgomery and his wife Lynn who had been a nurse at the Georgia Mental Health Institute Gender Clinic. The Institute published a newslatter, trained supportive professionals and liaised with gay and lesbian groups.

1985

  • Phoebe Smith. “FMI Forum: The Transsexual Voice”. Female Mimics International, 14,6, 1985 Online. This is a reprint of the 1980 brochure,
Trans performer Bobbie Holliday moved to Atlanta, had gender surgery, and changed her legal name to Jennifer North.

Tina Devore elected Miss Black America.







1986


Michael Hardwick, had been arrested under the sodomy law for fellatio, and the ACLU had challenged the Georgia Sodomy law as unconstitutional. This reached the US Supreme Court where the law was upheld.

1987


Jayne County had not been home for 20 years. She phoned her mother and proposed a visit. She got a gig at Atlanta's Club Rio and attempted to find those she knew from the 1960s, but could find only Diamond Lil. She was introduced to the rising stars RuPaul and Deandra Peak. To visit her parents she really dressed down. She ended up staying the summer.

Film RuPaul Is: Starbooty! , a pastiche of 1960s Blaxploitation films, starring Rupaul and Lady Bunny.

RuPaul left for New York.

Dee Dee Chamblee diagnosed as HIV+

1988


Tina Devore elected Miss Gay South USofA.

1989


  • Rupert Raj. “Tribute to Phoebe Smith”. Twenty Minutes, August 1989:3.  Online.
Dallas Denny living in Tennessee, “I chanced across a copy of IFGE’s TV-TS Tapestry magazine and saw a listing for a TS support group in Atlanta. It was exactly what I had been searching for—for years. I phoned daily for several months, at all hours. I left message after message, but none were returned. Finally, someone answered the phone. It was Lynn and Jerry’s nephew, Scott. Several weeks later I drove to Atlanta for an intake interview and my first support group meeting.” Lynn & Jerry of the Montgomery Medical and Psychological Institute, that is.

December: Dallas Denny, recruited to work at the Montgomery Medical and Psychological Institute, moved to live in Atlanta.

Jennifer North died of complications from Aids.

1990


Dallas Denny found a full-time professional job as a behavior specialist working for DeKalb County.
Tension developed with the Montgomeries. Dallas moved out of their house and launched the nonprofit American Educational Gender Information Service and launched the groundbreaking publication Chrysalis Quarterly.

The Sigma Epsilon Chapter of the Society for the Second Self, hesitant to risk exposure of its mostly Atlanta-based members, had been meeting on alternate months in Chattanooga, Tennessee and Charlotte, North Carolina. The chapter began to meet in Atlanta. Under the leadership of Linda Peacock, a wife of a crossdresser, the weekend-long meetings were open to transpeople of all types.

Sabrina Marcus, on a trip to Boston, asked the International Foundation for Gender Education to start a trans conference in the South. IFGE said no, but agreed to send a team to Atlanta to show the locals how to put one together. In the early fall of 1990 IFGE’s Merissa Sherrill Lynn and Yvonne Cook-Riley flew to Atlanta and met with representatives from every group in the South at the La Quinta Inn on Piedmont. There were representatives from AEGIS, AGE, Sigma Epsilon, The Montgomery Foundation, Asheville’s Phoenix Transgender Support Group, and groups from Florida, Virginia, Louisiana, and as far away as Texas. This consortium planned and held the first Southern Comfort Conference the next year.

RuPaul became known on Atlanta club scene.

Murdered in Atlanta: Edna Brown, shot dead.


1991


First Southern Comfort Conference. It was the held annually in Atlanta until 2014.

Amber Richards elected Miss Continental, and Miss Gay Georgia USofA.

Murdered in Atlanta: Huriell Lockett, shot; Rhonda Star, shot; unknown person, blow to head; Jean Powell, shot.

1992


Benjamin Dickerson co-founder of band Smoke.

Sophia Pastel died after silicone injection. Fred Kennedy Glenn later charged.

Murdered in Atlanta: Anthony Swain, shot; unknown person, shot; Derry Glenn, shot.

At least 12 trans women of color, mainly sex workers, were murdered over a few years. Dallas Denny appeared on local TV after each discovery. She urged the police to admit that there was a serial killer, but they never admitted to it.


1993


The Sigma Epsilon Chapter acquired a new leader who enforced Tri-Ess National’s xenophobic no-gays no-transsexuals rule.

Unsuccessful attempt to repeal the sodomy law.

Tina Devore elected Miss gay Georgia USofA,


1994


Lady Chablis featured as a major character in John Berendt’s Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, set in Savannah.




  • Lynn & Jerry Montgomery. Transition to Completion: The TS Journey. Montgomery Institute, 1994. 
  • John Berendt. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story. Random House,1994.


1995


Because of family health problems taking her time and energy, Phoebe discontinued The Transsexual Voice.

The political group Trans=Action and LaGender, started by black transwoman DeeDee Chamble.
  • Jayne County with Rupert Smith. Man Enough to be a Woman. Serpent's Tail, 1995.








Murdered in Atlanta: Quincy Taylor, shot.

1996


1996 Olympics held in Atlanta. Brazilian judoka Edinanci Fernandes da Silva and 7 others fail the new Y-region sex test, but allowed to compete anyway after further examination. 3 had Complete AIS, and 4 had Partial AIS. 29 GLBT competitors, 15 win medals.

Maxwell Anderson, lecturer and tax expert moved to Atlanta area.

Erin Swenson, Presbyterian minister, transitioned and retained ordination. First known mainstream Protestant minister n US to make an open gender transition while remaining in ordained office.

  • Lady Chablis & Theodore Bouloukos. Hiding My Candy: The Autobiography of the Grand Empress of Savannah. Pocket Books, 1996.

Amber Richards died of smoke inhalation when her house caught on fire.

1997


After lobbying for the part, Lady Chablis played herself in Clint Eastwood’s film adaptation of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. The first major Hollywood film to cast a trans woman, and to not kill the character, pathologize her or laugh at her.

Robert Eads, refused treatment in Florida for ovarian cancer, accepted at Medical College of Georgia.
Benjamin Dickerson provided music for film The Shop Below the Busy Road.

1998

Robert Eads filmed for what will become the documentary Southern Comfort. He makes a last
appearance at Southern Comfort Conference and addresses a crowd of 500.






Jamie Roberts, 26, began transition while at law school at the University of Georgia.

Georgia Supreme Court struck down the sodomy law in a case of heterosexual oral sex.

1999


Jamie Roberts joined Atlanta Gender Expressions.

Robert Eads died of cancer in a nursing home in Toccoa, Georgia at age of 53.

Benjamin Dickerson died age 39 of AIDS related problems.

Murdered in Cordele, Georgia: Tracy Thompson, beaten with a baseball bat.

Murdered in Savannah: “Charles” Bolden.

2000


Phoebe Smith retired in in 2000. She had worked for the State of Georgia for almost 30 years.

Maxwell Anderson co-chair 10th Southern Comfort Convention.

Posthumous film Benjamin Smoke.

Murdered in Savannah: Billy Jean Lavette.

2001


Documentary film Southern Comfort released.

Shelley Emerson announces to boss that will transition.

Murdered in Ashburn, Georgia: Robert Martin, severely beaten.

2002


Diamond Lil re-released her 1984 album on CD.

Shelley Emerson starts transition, and is in a small transition group led by the Rev Erin Swenson. She has facial surgery with Dr Suporn in Thailand.

2003


Shelley returns to Dr Suporn for genital surgery.

Diane Schroer, prominent US military person, building up to transition, attended the Southern Comfort Conference . “For the first time in my life I spent an extended period of time as a woman.”

2004


CD by Diamond Lil: Live at the Moonshadow Saloon.

Murdered in Atlanta: Precious Armani, 37, shot.

2005


Shelley Emerson first transgender woman to lead Fourth Tuesday, a lesbian social and community service organization. Emerson is also the first transgender person to be named a Grand Marshall of the annual Atlanta Pride Parade.


2007


CD by Diamond Lil: Verge, Vigor and Vim.

Anderson Toone performed at the Southern Comfort Conference.

Tristan Skye founded TransAmerica, later renamed TQ Nation.

Cheryl Courtney-Evans founded Transgender Individuals Living Their Truth.

Vandy Glenn, legislative editor at Georgia General Assembly, started transition, fired.

2008


  • Wesley Chenault, Stacy Lorraine Braukman, Gay and Lesbian Atlanta, Arcadia Pub 2008. No mention of Phoebe Smith, Dallas Denny or Jayne County.

2009


Dallas Denny retired.

First annual Trans March.

James Parker Sheffield promoted to Executive Director of Atlanta Pride.

Vandy Glenn became first trans person to address a Congressional committee.

2010


Ja’Von Crockett had been a drag performer under the name Mother Cavali. At age 45 he entered a dialogue with Pastor Willis Graham, accepted Christ and was ordained.

Maxwell Anderson dies of brain cancer at age 53.

Judge orders Vandy Glenn to be reinstated in job at Georgia General Assembly.

Atlanta Pride partnered with TransQueer Nation to hold the second annual Trans March.

Tracee McDaniel founded Juxtaposed Center for Transformation, and sits on GLBT Advisory Board for the Atlanta Police Department .

2011


Vandy Glenn won again in the appeal court. Her case became a precedent.

January Ja’Von Crockett was featured on the religious talk show, Atlanta Live.

Dee Dee Chamblee a Grand Marshal for Atlanta Pride, and picked as one of Obama’s nine “Champions of Courage” in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the AIDS epidemic.

WPATH meeting in Atlanta. Aaron Devor made an official announcement that the Rikki Swin Institute archives had been donated to the University of Victoria Library Transgender Archives.


  • Tristan Skye. Natural Transitioning: An Ftm Alternative. Lulu Com, 2011.

Trans man Ky Petersen, 20, Americus, Georgia, was assaulted and raped by a stranger, killed in self-defence and is serving 20 years for involuntary manslaughter.

Murdered in Savannah: Akeem Laurel, 27, shot; Rashawn Hpward, 26, shot.

2012


Ashley Diamond, 34, musician, Rome, Georgia, sentenced to 12 years for burglary, sent to men’s prison, repeatedly raped, denied medical attention, filed multiple complaints.

James Parker Sheffield leaves Atlanta Pride to become Director of Organizational Development at the Health Initiative.

Lily White’s home in Rome, Georgia, burnt down. Saved mother and dog but lost wigs and costumes. Heart attack two weeks later. Moved to Atlanta, retired shortly afterwards.

2013


Atlanta adds gender identity to city non-discrimination laws.
  • Tracee Macdaniel. "Transitions" Tracee McDaniel. Nephriti Publishng, 2013.
  • J.R. Greenwell. Who the Hell is Rachel Wells? Chelsea Stations Editions, 2013. AuthorPage.

Ashley Del Valle from New York arrested in Savannah for showing her breasts, jailed with men.
Murdered in Savannah: Konyale Madden, age 34.

Murdered in Atlanta: “Edward” Campbell, 36, shot.

2014


  • Phoebe Smith. From Sharecropper's Son to Who's Who in American Women. CreateSpace, 2014.
Readers of the Georgia Voice newspaper voted Diamond Lil the Best Icon.

Human Rights Campaign (HRC) president Chad Griffin, 'formally apologized' to trans community at the Southern Comfort Conference in Atlanta. Transcript. "“HRC has done wrong by the transgender community in the past, and I am here to formally apologize, I am sorry for the times when we stood apart when we should have been standing together.”

Jamie Roberts,Tracee McDaniel & Cheryl Courtney-Evans founded Trans Housing Atlanta Program.
Announced that future Southern Comfort Conferences will be held in Florida.

Long time Atlanta drag performer Kitty Collins, age 60, shot dead - her husband was arrested, and sentenced to life imprisonment.

Murdered in Albany, Georgia: Keymori Shatoya Johnson, 24, shot.


2015

  • Dallas Denny. “Creating Community: A History of Early Transgender Support in Atlanta”. dallasdenny.com, Nov 7, 2015. Online.
Atlanta Pride and Touching Up Our Roots honored Diamond Lil in the first ever Our Founding Valentines event.

Tristan Skye withdraws from TQ Nation.

Amiayah Scott in Real Housewives of Atlanta.

Audrey Middleton in Big Brother US.

Lateasha Shuntel, trans performer, died after having silicone injected into her buttocks, hips and lips.

Ashley Diamond released after three years.

2016

  • Tristan Skye. Transgender Journey: Real Stories from Around the World. Lulu.com 2016.
  • Qwo-Li Driskill. Asegi Stories: Cherokee Queer and Two-Spirit Memory. University of Arizona Oress, 2016.


James Parker Sheffield tweets a photograph and comments when he is in North Caroline, he is now
required to use women’s restroom, even perhaps with Governor’s wife. Tweet went viral.









Tracee McDaniel appointed to Atlanta Citizen Review Board.

Cheryl Courtney-Evans died from cancer at age 64. She was posthumously a grand marshal at Atlanta Pride.

After a struggle with cancer, Diamond Lil was moved into a hospice. She died age 80.

Lady Chablis died from pneumonia at age 59.

Murdered in Macon, Georgia: Candace Towns, 30, shot.

2017

Derek Easterling, Mayor of Kennesaw, Georgia, an exurb of Atlanta, did a drag show for a charity event that raised $250,000 to help Alzheimer's patients.

Murdered in Atlanta: TeeTee Dangerfield, 32, shot multiple times; Scout Schultz, 21, shot by Georgia Tech campus police.

Murdered in Athens, Georgia: Ava Le’Ray Barrin, 17,shot.



These publications were consulted in compiling this timeline:

  • Jayne County with Rupert Smith. Man Enough to be a Woman. London: Serpent's Tail, 1995.
  • Wesley Chenault. The Unspoken Past: Atlanta Lesbian and Gay History. www.historians.org, December 2006. Online.
  • Wesley Chenault, Stacy Lorraine Braukman, Gay and Lesbian Atlanta, Arcadia Pub 2008. How could such a book totally ignore Phoebe Smith, Jayne County, Dallas Denny.
  • Dyana Bagby. ``Trans Atlanta: A look inside an evolving community`. The Georgia Voice, November 12, 2010. No longer available.
  • “Out in Atlanta: Atlanta’s Gay and Lesbian Communities Since Stonewall: A Chronology, 1969-2012”. http://outhistory.org/exhibits/show/atlanta-since-stonewall/out_in_atlanta
  • Phoebe Smith. From Sharecropper's Son to Who's Who in American Women. CreateSpace, 2014.
  • Tracee McDaniel & Jamie Roberts. ``Being transgender in Atlanta``. Creative Loafing, June 26, 2014. Online.
  • Dallas Denny. “Creating Community: A History of Early Transgender Support in Atlanta”. dallasdenny.com, Nov 7, 2015. Online.
  • TGEU. Trans Respect Versus Transphobia. Murder Monitoring. http://transrespect.org/en/trans-murder-monitoring/tmm-resources
  • “Unsolved Murders”. TransFM. Online.
EN.Wikipedia(LGBT history in Georgia (U.S. state)) – contains no trans events at all, and in its Notable LGBT Georgians section, all the above persons are ignored with the sole exception of RuPaul.


Gay History Wiki(Georgia Chronology of LGBT historical events) – lists many of the trans who were murdered, but no other persons.