What can we learn from historic stories of gender non-conformity?
Tag: trans history
Jana Funke shows us how Rachel Hope Cleves’ Unspeakable: A Life Beyond Sexual Morality offers a framework for understanding the erotics of age in queer and trans relationships.
Why is medieval hagiography an important source for trans and genderqueer history?
Early modern wonder books included stories of people who changed sex as a surprising natural phenomenon.
One 1771 advertisement sought the recapture of an enslaved person known by two names: Cato and Miss Betty Cooper.
Does the question of language get to the heart of trans history as a field?
Ancient Romans’ transgressive gender performances were reserved only for fiction and fantasy, spirituality and the state.