Transgender History

The histories of various "trans" and/or noncisgender peoples, including transgender, intersex, crossdressing, drag, other-gendered, etc. individuals and events relevant to them.


  • Gender and Sexuality in Indigenous North America, 1400-1850 (Eds. Sandra Slater & Fay A. Yarbrough, 2011)
  • Transgender History (Susan Stryker, 2008)
  • How Sex Changed: A History of Transsexuality in the United States (Joanne Meyerowitz, 2002)
  • Out of the Past: Gay and Lesbian History from 1869 to the Present (Neil Miller, 1995)
  • About Time: Exploring the Gay Past (Martin Duberman, 1991)

primary sources

  • The Woman in Battle: A Narrative of the Exploits, Adventures, and Travels of Madame Loreta Janeta Velazquez, Otherwise Known as Lieutenant Harry T. Buford, Confederate States Army (Loreta Janeta Velázquez, 1876) - electronic full text