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Lasse-Maja

November 20, 2010

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.