Online Transgender Archives
June 27, 2022 1:41 PM   Subscribe

In 1960, Virginia Prince founded Transvestia magazine, which continued for 111 issues. The FTM Newsletter was first published in 1987 by Lou Sullivan and extended for 67 issues. Starting in about 1971, Adèle Anderson kept a series of thirteen scrapbooks documenting her interest and experience in gender identity. These online resources are a small part of the collated online resources at the University of Victoria's Transgender Archives which can be followed on twitter, itself part of the Digital Transgender Archives network (twitter).
posted by Rumple (8 comments total) 44 users marked this as a favorite
Oh my goodness! Gathering together these archives of queer history into one place? You are doing the work of the Good, truly! Thank you for this post!
posted by hippybear at 2:03 PM on June 27 [3 favorites]

Indeed. Fine work! Thanks.
posted by Splunge at 4:18 PM on June 27


What a treasury!
posted by rrrrrrrrrt at 4:23 PM on June 27

The history of my people. I am glad to see it and to learn.
posted by mephron at 5:16 PM on June 27

As someone with trans family, thank you. This will provide reading for weeks to come.
posted by WildMuffin at 8:29 PM on June 27

The history of my people. I am glad to see it and to learn.
The personal accounts in Transvestia are fascinating and heartbreaking. Things were so different for trans women then... They struggled so hard to find ways to live in their gender. We have far, far to go, but the difference is striking.
posted by Flight Hardware, do not touch at 7:15 AM on June 28

This is excellent thank you. For modern publications, Original Plumbing (2009-2019) was amazing. No digital archive (yet …?) but the book of all their issues is A+
posted by wemayfreeze at 11:37 AM on June 29 [1 favorite]

So much queer and trans history has been lost, and so much is out there to be discovered. Like I had never heard of this licensed surgery clinic in the woods for trans folks.
posted by Chrysopoeia at 3:10 PM on June 29

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