There is a rich, but often overlooked, history of affinity and solidarity between trans and non-trans lesbians.
Raúl Luis Suarez’s Smile and The Ruthless Archive
As historians know, the archive is ruthless in preserving categories over time.
Trans America: A Counter-History
Despite the prominence of what is now called trans in contemporary culture, there is a shortage of comprehensive trans histories.
Beyond the Binary: Science, History, and the Radical Possibilities of Sex and Gender
Science has been a crucial resource for those seeking to radically rethink the possibilities of sex, gender, and sexuality.
Histories of the Transgender Child
Challenging the idea that today’s trans kids are a brand new generation.
After Eunuchs: Science, Medicine, and the Transformation of Sex in Modern China
After Eunuchs tells a history of sex change in modern China.
“Well Known as Miss Betty Cooper”: Gender Expression in 18th-Century Boston
One 1771 advertisement sought the recapture of an enslaved person known by two names: Cato and Miss Betty Cooper.