Ancient Romans’ transgressive gender performances were reserved only for fiction and fantasy, spirituality and the state.
In the mid-1970s, South African parliamentarians legalized sex reassignment surgery based on understandings of transsexualism from Jan Morris’s Conundrum.
Clare Sears’ Arresting Dress examines the effects of San Francisco’s 1863 cross-dressing ordinance.
The conservative idea that civil rights protections sexually endanger women and children in public bathrooms is not new.
Trans history and non-binary perspectives to the study of pre-Civil War America.