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Place index

Places, events & movements



London

20 Londoners who changed things by example or achievement

Mollies

Princess Seraphina
Stella Minge
Thomas Baker

Ripper suspects

Alexei Pedachenko
Edward Hamblar
Wife of Convict SYF45

Harley St Specialists

Doctors:
Harold Gillies
John Randall
Lennox Broster
Norman Haire
Patrick Clarkson

Patients:
Betty Cowell
Dawn Langley Simmons
Georgina Somerset
Jan Morris
Jasmine Goode 

James Dalrymple and his Patients

James Dalrymple

Patients:
Bibíana Fernández
Paula Velez  
Zagria

Peter Philip's Patients

Bülent Ersoy
Claudia
Stephanie Anne Booth 

Royle's Patients

Charles Kane

Russell Reid and his Patients

Russell Reid 

Patients:
Charles Kane
Claudia
Stephanie Anne Booth
Zagria

Charing Cross GIC

Part I: 1818-1982   
Part II: 1983-Now 
Criticism of article by Susan Matthews 

Staff:
A. Robin
Alfred Hohburger  
Ashley Robin
Charles Mate-Kole
Clifford Allen
Donald Montgemery
Grant Williams
James Barrett
James Bellringer
John Randell
Lennox Broster 
Maurizio Freschi
Mike Royal
Peter Philip  
Richard Green more 
Russell Reid 

Students:
J Brian Tully

Patients:
Alice Purnell
Bülent Ersoy
Caroline Cossey
Charles Kane
Christine Goodwin
Della Aleksander
Harry Weston
Jackie McAuliffe
Jan Morris
Julia Grant
Kelly Denise Richards
Luiza Bambine Moreira
Mark Rees
Mark Weston
Rachael Padman
Stephanie Anne Booth 

Guys Hospital GIC

Staff:
Margaret Branch, social worker

Patient:
Peter Stirling

The Black Cap

Phil Starr
Mrs Shufflewick

Vauxhall Tavern

Lily Savage
Mrs Shufflewick


London Balls

Jean Fredericks
Letitia Winter
Phaedra Kelly
Ron Storme
Yvonne Sinclair

Radical Feminists and Bethnal Rouge
Review of Men in Frocks 

Gay Liberation Front

Bette Bourne
Charlotte Bach
Doris Aversham
Martine O'Leary 
Rachael Pollack
The Radical Feminists and Bethnal Rouge
Roz Kaveney 
Zagria 

The GLF Transvestite, Transsexual and Drag Queen group, 1972


TV/TS Group

Letitia Winter
Margaret Pepper
Monica Jay
Yvonne Sinclair
Zagria 

Review of Men in Frocks 

Beaumont Society & Trust

Alga Campbell
Alice Purnell
Monica Jay
Rona Rees
Vernon Coleman
Virginia Prince

SHAFT

Alice Purnell
Brenda Lana Smith more
Judy Cousins 
Rachael Webb
Richard Ekins
Zagria

Press For Change

Brenda Lana Smith   more
Christine Burns
Letitia Winter
Lewis Turner
Mark Rees
Sonia Burgess
Stephen Whittle more

GIRES

Kate Carig-Wood


Bodyshock (book)

Liz Hodgkinson  (author)
Adele Anderson 
Judy Cousins 
Mark Rees
Rachael Webb
Stephanie Anne Booth 

Men in Frocks (book)

Bette Bourne
George O'Dowd
Letitia Winter
Pete Burns
Peter Robinson
Poppy Cooper
Roz Kaveney
Stella Minge
Vicky de Lambray
Yvonne Sinclair
The Radical Feminists and Bethnal Rouge
Review of Men in Frocks

HMP Wormwood Scrubs

Inmates:
Charles Kane
Norma Jackson


Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Royal Victoria Infirmary

Charles Nathaniel Armstrong 

Patients:
April Ashley
Ewan Forbes
Mark Rees

Paris

La Petite Chaumière

Zigouigoui

Chez Bob et Jean

Jean D'Albret

Le Monocle

Le Monocle

Lulu
Violette Morris

Le Binocle

Marcel Oudjman (owner)
Floridor (MC)

Zambelli


Le Carrousel & Madame Arthur

Part I: before 1945. 75, rue des Martyres et 40, rue Pierre Fontaine
Bibliography
Part II: 1945 – 1961. 40, rue du Colisée  et Juan-les-Pins
Part III: 1962 and after.  22, rue Vavin, and Korte Leidsedwarsstraat nr. 45

Madame Arthur

Marcel Oudjman (owner)
Germaine Cartan (manager)
Floridor (MC)
Loulou (MC)
Dominot
Bambi
Coccinelle
Capucine
Fifi Pervenche
Hulla
Jacquie Sarduy/Manon
Maslova
Pussy Katt
Tobi Marsh 
Wanda Paris
Yeda Brown 

Le Carrousel

Marcel Oudjman (owner)

Aaïcha Bergamin/Nanny
Amanda Lear/Peki d'Oslo
April Ashley/Toni April
Bambi
Capucine
Coccinelle
Dolly/Tommy Osborne
Dominot
Guilda
Jacquie Sarduy
Les Lee
Mado
Maxi
Micky Mercer
Poppy Cooper 
Rogéria
Sonne Teal
Tobi Marsh 
Yeda Brown
Zambelli

Les Gazolines

Hélène Hazera
Marie-France Garcia  

Association de Syndrome de Benjamin

Karine Espineira
Tom Reucher


Casablanca

Georges Burou and his Patients

Georges Burou

Patients:
Amanda Lear
April Ashley, more
Capucine
Carol Riddell
Deborah Hartin
Della Aleksander
Giorgia O'Brien
Gloria Greaves 
Jacqueline Dufresnoy
Jackeline Galiaci
Jean Lessenich
Jenny 
Jo Shanley
Karūseru Maki
Marcella Di Folco
Marie-Pierre Pruvot
Michelle Brinkle
Vanessa Van Durme
Sponsored by Rex/Gloria

Brussels

Michel Seghers and his Patients

Michel Seghers

Christine White
Karine Espineira
Lechane Bezuidenhout 
Maud Marin
Michelle Ann Duff
Rusty Mae Moore 
Yeda Brown

Amsterdam

Madame Arthur (1961) 

Marcel Oudjman (owner)

Capucine
Colette Berends
Rita del Ora

Madame Arthur (1980s)

Aaïcha Bergamin   (owner)

Vrije Universiteit GIC

Staff:
Louis Gooren

Patients:
Rachael Pollack
Veronique Renard

I Am a Woman Now (film)

April Ashley
Colette Berends
Jean Lessenich
Marie-Pierre Pruvot

Berlin

Hirschfeld's Associates, Patients and Concepts

Associates:
Erwin Gohrbandt
Felix Abraham
Herman von Teschenberg
Kurt Warnekros 
Ludwig L. Lenz
Norman Haire
Otto Spengler
Richard  Mühsam
Willibald von Sadler-Grün  

Patients:
Carla van Crist
Dörchen Richter
Gerda von Zobeltitz
Jenny O.
Josefine Meißauer
Toni Ebel
Toni F.

Jargon:
The word Androphilic
The word Transvestite
The word Transsexual

Who wrote Hirschfeld’s "Sexual Anomalies and Perversions"? 

Untruth: Hirschfeld as trans 

Eldorado club

Part I: to 1928
Part II: 1928-33

Ludwig Konjetschni (proprietor)

Francis Bacon
Hansi Sturm
Mugette
Ossy Gades

Gay Berlin (book)

Review of Gay Berlin

Gerda von Zobeltitz
Richard  Mühsam
Zwolf Buttgereit
8 thieves in 1898
The word Transvestite

Magnus Hirschfeld (book)

Review of Magnus Hirschfeld: The Origins of the Gay Liberation Movement

Dörchen Richter
Toni Ebel


Ludwig Lenz and his patients  (later in Cairo)


Ludwig L. Lenz  

Patients:
Adele Bailey
Dörchen Richter
Jeanette Schmid
Toni Ebel

Other doctors

Curt Thomalla
Emil Abderhalden

Chez Romy Haag

Romy Haag     (owner)
Amanda Lear
Tara O'Hara 

Stadt der Verlorenen Seele (City of Lost Souls) 1982 film

Angie Stardust
Jayne County
Tara O'Hara.

Dresden  

Kurt Warnekros and his Patients

Kurt Warnekros 

Patient:
Lili Elvenes (Elbe)
      Part I:  Einar Wegener, artist
      Part II: Lili Ilse Elvenes, surgery and womanhood
Bibliography
      Part III:  Lili Elbe, media construct
The film not of her life


Moscow & USSR/Russia

Doctors

Aron Belkin
Il’ia Golianitskii


Association of Russian Lawyers for Human Rights

Masha Bast
Roman Sorokin


Other persons

Aleksandr Pavlovich   
Alexandra Selyaninova   
Evgeniia Fedorovna M   
K
Yelizaveta Petrovna Romanova
Zaitzev

Riga

Viktor Kalnberz and his Patients

Viktor Kalnberz

Inna  

Dublin

TENI

Broden Giambrone
Louise Hannon
Lydia Foy
Martine Cuypers
Orlaith O'Sullivan


New York

New York City in the 1960s

East New Jersey in the 1960s

Bernard Talmey and his patients

Bernard S Talmey    Part II

Blanche
Otto Spengler
Prof M
Sheriff  M


George Henry's Sex Variants

Danielle O'L
Otto Spengler

Benjamin, his book, associates and his patients

Harry Benjamin: Part 1 - tuberculosis.
Harry Benjamin: Part 2 -rejuvenation.
Harry Benjamin: Part 3 -transsexualism to 1966.
Harry Benjamin: Part 4 -transsexualism since 1966.
The other Harry Benjamin 
Harry Benjamin's Other Books

The Transsexual Phenomenon:
Part I:  intro and the Scale
Part II:  transvestites
Part III: trans women
Part IV: photos, legal, trans men, conclusions
Comments

Associates:
Benito B Rish 
Charles Ihlenfeld
David R Wesser
Elmer Belt
Ethel Person
Garrett Oppenheim
Ira Pauly
Jeanne Hoff
Leah Cahan Schaefer  
Leo Wollman
Louise Lawrence
Mario Martino
Paul Walker
Reed Erickson
Richard Green
Siobhan Fredericks
Virginia Prince

Patients:
Barbara & Lauren Wilcox
Betty
Carla Sawyer
Carla van Crist  
Clara Miller
David Wilde 
Diane Kearny
Ed/Edna
Elizabeth (Notes from the T Side)
Hedy Jo Star
Jan Morris
Joe
Louise Lawrence
Otto Spengler
Patricia Morgan
Paula Neilsen
Reed Erickson
Sally Barry 
Tamara Rees
Virginia Prince:
    Part 1 – Youth and First marriage
    Part II – Second Marriage
    Part III – Femmiphilic activist
Wendy Carlos

First 10 cases: a disambiguation

Jargon:
The word Transvestite
The word Transsexual
Idaho

Leo Wollman and his Patients

Leo Wollman

Patients:
Deborah Hartin
Dianne Boileau
Lisa Carmelle
Lynn Raskin
Rosalyne Blumenstein

Benito Rish and his Patients

Benito B Rish

Candy Darling
Debbie Hartin
International Chrysis
Liz Eden
Mario Martino

David Wesser and his Patients

David R Wesser

Kay Kwarta
Romain
Rupert Raj

Charles Ihlenfeld and his Patients

Charles Ihlenfeld

Patients:
Diane Kearny
M.T.
Paula Grossman
Rupert Raj

Jeanne Hoff and her Patients

Jeanne Hoff

Patient:
Jayne County

Roberto Granato and his Patients

Roberto C. Granato, Sr  

Patients
Diane Kearny
Eleanor Schuler
Jeanne Hoff

Chrysis-Christy Set

International Chrysis
Kim Christy
Pete Burns
Sulka

The Queen (film)

The Queen

Crystal Labeija
Flawless Sabrina
International Chrysis
Kim Christy
Minette
Rachel Harlow

Let Me Die a Woman (film)  

Leo Wollman
Deborah Hartin
Zelda Suplee

82 Club

82 Club
Sonne Teal
Susanna Valenti 
Tammy Novak
Terry Noel
Tobi Marsh 
Tony Midnight 

Moroccan Village

Harvey Godwin
Joe Tish
Liz Lyons

Stonewall Inn

The Stonewall Inn

Allyson Allante
Birdy Rivera
Christina Hayworth
Dario Modon
Désirée
Diane Kearny
Ivan Valentin
Marsha P. Johnson
Stormé DeLarverié
Sylvia Rae Rivera
Tammy Novak
Zazu Nova
Enid Gerling (lawyer)

Stonewall – the 1995 movie
untruth: Marsha P Johnson's birthday 

New York Balls

Angie Xtravaganza
Chris Moore
Dorian Corey
Lee Brewster
Marietto Pozer
Octavia St Laurent
Phil Black
Tracy Gayle Norman

Andy Warhol’s Factory

Alexis Del Lago
Candy Darling
Francis Francine 
Holly Woodlawn
Jayne County
Mario Montez

Matachine

Bunny Eisenhower
Chris Moore
Lee Brewster

Gay Liberation Front (GLF) & Gay Activists Association (GAA)

Bebe Scarpinato
Boom Boom Santiago
Josie
Orphan Annie
Sylvia Rae Rivera
Zazu Nova   more

Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries (STAR)

Andorra
Bambi L'Amour
Bubbles Rose Lee
Lola Montez
Marsha P. Johnson
Miss Pixie
Sylvia Rae Rivera

Other street people

Other trans persons in New York 1969-72

Birdy Rivera
Christine 
Congo Woman
Michele
Nelly
Raquel Wilson
Stanley
Wanda/cross-eyes Cynthia

Queens Liberation Front (QLF)

Queens Liberation Front, 1972

Bebe Scarpinato
Bunny Eisenhower
Chris Moore
Lee Brewster
Vicky West

Drag Magazine

Bebe Scarpinato
Lee Brewster
Linda Lee
Vicky West

Sally's

Sally's Hideaway and Sally's II - nightclub

Amazing, Electrifying Grace
Angie Xtravaganza
Dorian Corey
Jayne County
Jesse Torres
Jonatham Ames
Octavia St Laurent
Paris Dupree
Pepper LaBeija
Rusty Mae Moore 
Sally Maggio 
Terre Thaemlitz

Wigstock

Anderson Toone
Chloe Dzubilo
Dorian Corey
Jayne County

Pyramid Club

Chloe Dzubilo 
International Chrysis
Jayne County


Escuelita Club
Mina Caputo

GenderQueer (book)

Riki Anna Wilchins  (author)

Bo Laurent (Cheryl Chase)
Rusty Mae Moore
Sylvia Rae Rivera

Riker's Island Prison

Inmates:
Bambi L'Amour
Diane Wells
MT

Chicago

 The Cabin Inn

The Cabin Inn
Alfred Finnie

The Nite Lite

Gayle Sherman
Vicki Marlane

Paul Walker and his Patients

Paul Walker

Patients:
Kristian von Hoffburg
Sarah Weston

Baltimore

 Johns Hopkins GIC

Johns Hopkins GIC Part 1
Johns Hopkins GIC Part 2

Staff & Students:
Charles Annicello
Howard W. Jones 
Hugh Hampton Young
Joan Hampson
John Hampson
John Hoopes
John Money
Jon Mayer
Lawson Wilkins
Louis Gooren
Milton Edgerton
Paul McHugh
Paul Walker
Richard Green more 
Russell Reid

Patients:
Barbara Dayton
Christine Jorgensen   
Dawn Langley Hall
GL
Hedy Jo Star
Holly Woodlawn
John 
Kiira Triea 
Paul Walker
Phyllis Avon Wilson
Ray Bourbon 
Reed Erickson
RS

John Money's Patients

Diane Baransky
Kiira Triea
Leslie Townsend
Renee Richards


San Francisco

Finocchio's

Finocchio's 

Harvey Goodwin
Holly White
Libby Reynolds 
Liz Lyons
Pussy Katt
Ray Bourbon
William Stoffler 

Cockettes

Bobbi Cameron
Dahlia McGowan
Hibiscus
Sylvester James

Stanford GIC

Patient:
Alice Lyman Miller   
Holly Ahlberg 

Karl Bowman's Patients

Barbara & Lauren Wilcox
Caren Ecker
Sally Barry
Virginia Prince

Kinsey Interviewee

Barbara & Lauren Wilcox 
Caren Ecker
Sally Barry

Douglas Ousterhout's Patients

Patients:
Jessica Bussert
Joseph Kirchner

Trannyshack

Anderson Toone
Vicki Marlane

San Quentin Prison

Staff:
Jeanne Hoff
Mandi Hauwert

Inmates:
prisoner, born male, and living as male, discovered to have been surgically altered to female, 1940
Artie Baker
Josephine Montgomery

California Medical Facility Prison, Vacaville

Inmates:
Amara Vadillo/Sylvia Boots
Kalani Key
Lyralisa Stevens
Torey South   

Los Angeles   

UCLA School of Medicine

Staff:
Elmer Belt
Richard Green more 

Students:
Ira Pauly

Patients:
Agnes 
Carla Sawyer
Barbara Wilcox
Hedy Jo Star
Mario Martino
Patricia Morgan

Robert Stoller Patients

Agnes 
Carla Sawyer
Virginia Prince

Hose and Heel Club

Vern Bullough
Vicky West
Virginia Prince

FPE/Tri-Ess and schisms

Alga Campbell 

Alice Purnell 
Annette Hall
Ariadne Kane
Dallas Denny
David Wilde 
Ed/Edna
Felicity Chandelle 
Fran Conners 
Lynda Frank
Pip Wherrett
Rex/Gloria 
Siobhan Fredericks  
Susanna Valenti 
Virginia Prince:
    Part 1 – Youth and First marriage
    Bibliography
    Part II – Second Marriage
    Part III – Femmiphilic activist
    Part IV – Full-time Living
    Part V – Transgenderist dowager
    Jargon terms and general comments 
    Did Virginia Prince have Harry Benjamin Syndrome?
    The Myth That Transgender is a Princian Concept.


San Diego/Tijuana

John Brown and his patients

John Brown to 1990
John Brown  1991 - 2010.

Patients:
Angela Douglas
Ann
Camille
Carrie
Christina
Donna Colvin
Julie
Mimi
Monique Allen
Nicole Spray
Wendy Davidson

Jose Jesus Barbosa's patients

Canary Conn
Lynn Conway

Trinidad, Colorado

Alice Baker worked as a teacher
Frenchy Vosbaugh ran a restaurant
Malvina Perry taken to court

Mount San Rafael Hospital

Staff:
Marci Bowers   (later moved her practice to San Mateo, California)
Stanley Biber

Patients:
Ann
Brenda Lana Smith more 
Claudine Griggs 
Cynthia Conroy
Diane Delia
Gloria Hemingway
Joseph Cluse 
Kate Bornstein
Kay Brown
Les Nichols
Melanie Anne Phillips
Nancy Ledins
Susan Faye Cannon
Susan Kimberly
Terri O'Connell 
Valerie Nicole Taylor
Walt Heyer
Yasmene Jabar

Seattle 

University of Washing Hospital


Barbara Dayton    more

Garden of Allah

Hotcha Hinton  
Lyz Lyons

Portland 

Toby Meltzer' Patients 

Patients:
Anne Lawrence
Sheela-Matie Padgett


Miami

 Jewel Box Revue

The Jewel Box Revue

Angie Stardust
Chris Moore
Gayle Sherman
Harvey Goodwin
Holly White
International Chrysis
Kim August
Libby Reynolds
Perry Desmond
Stormé DeLarverié
Terry Noel
Tobi Marsh
Tony Midnight 

Transsexual Activist Organization (TAO)

Part I.   Part II.    Part III.    Bibliography  

The three-part account discusses the following members:
Angela Douglas
Barbara Rosello
Brooklyn
Canary Conn
Colette Tisha Goudie
Crystal Gresham
Jennifer Otera
Kilo
Kimberly Barreiro
Layla
Stephen Whittle
Tara Carn

Atlanta

Southern Comfort

Anderson Toone
Dallas Denny
Maxwell Anderson


Toronto 

CAMH GIC

Staff:
Betty Steiner
Kenneth Zucker
Kurt Freund
Maxine Petersen
Ray Blanchard


What is Autogynephilia?
A Blanchard-Binary Timeline - Part 1: to 2000
A Blanchard-Binary Timeline - Part 2: 2001-10
Review of Viviane Namaste's Invisible Lives

Patients:
Dianna Boileau
Jennifer Pallister
Susan Huxford-Westall 
Synthia Kavanagh
Viviane Namaste
Will Rowe
Zagria

FACT

Michell Duff
Rupert Raj 
Susan Huxford-Westall
Zagria

Sydney

Les Girls

Carlotta
Carmen Rupe

Tiresia House/The Gender Centre

Kate Cummings
Roberta Perkins

Seahorse Society

Pip Wherrett
Virginia Prince

Other Doctors

Peter Haertsch


Melbourne 

Monash GIC

Herbert Bower
Trudy Kennedy 

Patient:
Alan Finch

Transgender Victoria  

Sally Goldner

Brisbane   

Agender Australia

Kathy Anne Noble


Christchurch

Peter Walker and his Patients

Peter Walker

Patients:
Joanne Proctor
Theresa

Rio

Boêmio

Laura de Vison

South Africa

Phoenix

Charl Marais

Gender DynamiX 

Charl Marais
Simone Heradien


Singapore

Sham Ratnam and his Patients

Sham Ratnam

Patients:
Shonna
Wu Mingen (Li Jing)  


Phuket, Thailand

Sanguan Kunaporn's Patients


Racheal McGonigal


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