Browsing All Posts filed under »Transgender«


November 20, 2010


19th century thief and transvestite/transsexual Lasse-Maja captivated the Swedish public with his escapades, and his charm eventually earned him his freedom.

Catalina de Erauso

November 1, 2010


Known at La Monja Alférez - the lieutenant nun - 17th century soldier Catalina de Erauso fought as a man for the King of Spain in South America for 15 years. She eventually became famous for her ruse, getting a pension and the right to wear men's clothes.

Cult of Kuttantavar

October 15, 2010


The cult of Kuttantavar, popular in Tamil Nadu, attracts tens of thousands of transsexuals to its age-old festival in the village of Koovagam. It also attracts the village men, who dress up like brides.

Michael Dillon

October 10, 2010


Laurence Michael Dillon was the first female-to-male transsexual to use testosterone and undergo reassignment surgery, including getting a phalloplasty, which took some 13 operations.

Fred Kovert

October 7, 2010


Once a minor silent screen actor playing drag roles before the Hayes Code, Fred Kovert resurfaced as Kovert of Hollywood as a beefcake photographer in 1944.