What can we learn from historic stories of gender non-conformity?
Tag: gender identity
The International LGBT Rights Movement: A History
A brief and compelling history of the international lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights movement.
The Shape of Sex: Nonbinary Gender from Genesis to the Renaissance
The Shape of Sex reveals how and why efforts to define “the human” so often hinged on ideas about nonbinary sex.
Seeking Rights from the Left: Gender, Sexuality and the Latin American Pink Tide
How, when, and why left-leaning Latin American governments responded to the demands of feminist, women’s, and LGBT movements.
“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.
The Colonial Conundrum of Transsexuality in South Africa
In the mid-1970s, South African parliamentarians legalized sex reassignment surgery based on understandings of transsexualism from Jan Morris’s Conundrum.
CFP: Transgender Histories
How might historians make sense of trans in past tenses?