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Important Transgender Activists Throughout History

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 14 November 2016

Transgender people are now appearing in mainstream media more than ever before. Their stories help others who struggle with their own transition and give the general public a better understanding of the issues that transgender people face. Caitlyn Jenner has been the most recognized public transgender figure in recent years. But there are many other important transgender activists throughout history who should be recognized for their roles in paving the way for today’s transgender community. Jennie June Jennie June was born as Earl Lind in 1874. She lived in a time when terms like “transgender” did not exist. Jennie June wrote a set of memoirs entitled The Autobiography of an Androgyne and The Female Impersonators. These serve as a historic account of what it was like to live as a transgender person during that time. A third volume was rediscovered and published in 2010. Billy Tipton Billy Tipton was a…

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