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  1. II Femminiello

    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator: Bonito, Giuseppe
    Date: 1740 to 1760
    Topics: Arts, Canvas, Crossdressers, Crossdressing, Gender diversity, Gender minorities, Painting, Painting, Italian, Portrait painting, Italian, Third gender, Transvestites
    Description: "This recently-discovered painting from eighteenth-century Naples is a testament to the city's exceptional social acceptance of local transvestites known as femminielli. The term, which might be tr...
  2. Dance to the Berdache - Saukie

    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator: Catlin, George
    Date: 1861 to 1869
    Topics: Colonialism, Gender minorities, Native americans, Painting, Sauk Indians, Two-spirit people
    Description: Note the term "berdache" is considered a slur against Native American identities commonly understood as "Two Spirit."
  3. Respect the Power

    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Sexual Minorities Archives
    Creator: Ralph, Yohah
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Leather community, Painting
    Subject: Ben Power, Bet Power, Yohah Ralph
    Description: Photograph of painting. Handwritten note on back: "Respect the Power"..."Portrait of Bet Power, Northampton, Massachusetts Painted July, 1987 by Yohah Ralph"