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  1. A Dictionary of Gender Identity

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections
    Creator: Bonnell, Charles
    Date: Sep. 20, 1975
    Topics: Crossdressers, Drag kings, Drag queens, Eroticism, Gender confirming surgery, Gender identity, Medicalisation, Passing (gender), Scientific literature, Sex cinemas, Transsexual people, Transvestites
    Subject: Gay Community News, The Queen's Vernacular
    Description: A short article in volume 3, issue 12 of Gay Community News, providing definitions for terms used by the gender noncomforming community in the 70s. Originally printed on page 17.
  2. A home of our own

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections
    Creator: The Ad Hoc Committee to Support the Lesbian Herstory Archives
    Date: Jun. 23, 1991
    Topics: Anti-lesbian violence, Archives, Butches, Dykes, Femmes, Lesbian activism, Lesbian African-Americans, Lesbian archives, Lesbian bars, Lesbians, Lesbians of colour, Male impersonators, Persecution of lesbians
    Subject: Becky Johnson, C. Walsh Theater, First African Meeting House, Gay Community News, Jenifer Firestone, Jewel Box Revue, Joan Nestle, Lesbian Herstory Archives, Michelle Parkerson, Red Shades Affinity Group, Stormé: The Lady of the Jewel Box, Stormé DeLarverie, West Village
    Description: An article summarizing an event to benefit the Lesbian Herstory Archives, featuring a short film about Storme Delarverie and appearances from notable lesbian activists. Originally published on page...
  3. A kinder and gentler festival?

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections
    Creator: Burkholder, Nancy
    Date: Sep. 1, 1991
    Topics: Anti-transgender discrimination, Cisgender women, Lesbian culture, MtFs, Music festivals, Passing (gender), Stealth (Transgender), Transphobia, Transsexual people, Women's music festivals, Womyn
    Subject: Barbara Price, Gay Community News, Lisa Vogel, Michigan Womyn's Music Festival, Two Nice Girls
    Description: An article by Nancy Burkholder, a woman who was thrown out of a Women's Music Festival on suspicion of being transsexual. Burkholder criticizes this decision eloquently. Originally published on pag...
  4. All dressed up and nowhere to go?

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 10, 1988
    Topics: Crossdressing, Gender identity, Helplines, Transgenderism, Transsexualism
    Subject: Gay Community News, TV-TS Contact Service
    Description: A classified ad for the TV-TS (transvestite transsexual) contact service, originally published in volume 15, number 25 of Gay Community News.
  5. An Intimate Circle of Friends

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections
    Creator: Moody, Linda
    Date: Oct. 13, 1984
    Topics: Archives (LGBTQ), Crossdressing, Lesbian artists, Lesbians, LGBTQ actors, Sexism, Theatre (LGBTQ)
    Subject: Addie Manning, Anne Whitney, Boston Area Lesbian and Gay History Project, Charles Dickens, Charlotte Cushman, Edwin Booth, Eliza Cook, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Gay Community News, Hamlet, Harriet Hosmer, Janet Kahn, Macbeth, Matilda Hays, Oliver Twist, Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare
    Description: This article details the life and history of Charlotte Cushman and her circle of friends, many of whom were lesbians and engaged in crossdressing. There are several small typos in the article; Cush...
  6. Ariadne Kane Speaks of the Transsexual Experience

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections
    Creator: SB, Kane, Ariadne
    Date: Jan. 31, 1976
    Topics: Drag queens, Feminism, Gay community, Gender confirming surgery, Gender identity, Interviews, Police harassment, Sex (Body), Transgender activism, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transvestites
    Subject: Ariadne Kane, Cycle Sluts, Divine, Fantasia Fair, Gay Community News, New England Conference on Alternate Sex and Gender Lifestyles, Skag Drag
    Description: An interview with Ariadne Kane, a self described transgenderist who organized events and conferences for the transgender and transvestite communities. Originally published on pages 10 and 11 of vol...
  7. Because We Need Funny Books

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections
    Creator: Curzon, Dan
    Date: Jan. 3, 1976
    Topics: Gay men, Interviews, LGBTQ books, Pornography, Racism, Transvestites
    Subject: Dan Curzon, Gay Community News, John Parke Custis Press, Something You Do in the Dark, The Misadventures of Tom McPick, Walt Disney
    Description: An interview with author Dan Curzon, author of a humorous book about a "seventeen year old vegetarian Gay" who has misadventures, variously involving bestiality, a gang, and a transvestite. Curzon ...
  8. Becoming a Woman

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections
    Creator: Hircus, Capra
    Date: Jan. 3, 1976
    Topics: Clothing, Estrogen, Femininity, Gender confirming surgery, Gender expression, Hair removal, Hormone therapy (Gender), Identification cards, MtFs, Passing (gender), Physicians, Transitioning (Transgender), Transitioning status, Voice therapy (Transgender)
    Subject: Federal Civil Rights Act of 1964, Gay Community News, Gender Identity Service of Boston, Home Savings Bank
    Description: An overview of medical, social, and legal transition for an MtF trans person, presenting different options and how much they cost or how difficult they are to obtain. Originally published on page 9...
  9. Can Sexology be Saved?

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections
    Creator: Hyde, Sue
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Feminism, HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ books, Safer sex, Sex education, Sexologists, Sexology, Sodomy laws
    Subject: Alfred Kinsey, American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT), Disorders of Desire: Sex and Gender in Modern American Sexology, Gay Community News, Janice M. Irvine, Ladies Home Journal, Margie Nichols, Michael Shernoff, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF), Playboy, Richard Green, Temple University Press, Virginia E. Johnson, William H. Masters
    Description: Book review of Janice M. Irvine's Disorders of Desire originally published on pages 7 and 10 of Gay Community News volume 18, number 17.
  10. 'chosen' 'trap'?

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections
    Creator: Neutzel, David
    Date: Jul. 8, 1987
    Topics: Anti-transgender violence, Gender dysphoria, Gender identity, Letters to the editor, LGBTQ prisoners, Masculinity, MtFs, Sexuality, Transgender people, Transgender youth
    Subject: Avon Park Correctional Institution, Gay Community News
    Description: A letter to the editor of Gay Community News from a prisoner at Avon Park Correctional Institution. Originally printed in volume 15, issue 3. Content Warning: This item contains potentially sensiti...
  11. Coming Out as Transsexual

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections
    Creator: Christina Ann Debosco
    Date: Jan. 31, 1988
    Topics: Diversity, Drag, Intersectionality, Letters to the editor, People of colour (LGBTQ), Transsexual people, Transvestites
    Subject: Buffalo Transition Support, Gay Community News, March on Washington for Lesbian, Gay and Bi Equal Rights and Liberation
    Description: A letter to the editor of Gay Community News from Christina Ann Debosco. Debosco requests that more information and writing by and for transgender individuals be published in the newspaper. Origina...
  12. cross-dressing: inside and out

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections
    Creator: Scribner, Lynn M.
    Date: Feb. 23, 1985
    Topics: Clothing, Crossdressers, Crossdressing, Drag queens, Letters to the editor, LGBTQ imprisonment, LGBTQ prisoners, Lingerie, Sexuality
    Subject: Gay Community News, Gayellow Pages, Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund (LLDEF), TV-TS Contact Service
    Description: Letter to the editor of Gay Community News from a person imprisoned in Huntsville, TX. Originally published on page 6 of Volume 12, number 31.
  13. cross-dressing now legal in st. louis

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections
    Creator: Fauntleroy, Jim
    Date: Aug. 24, 1986 to Aug. 30, 1986
    Topics: Crossdressing, Law, Newspaper court reporting, Police
    Subject: ACLU News, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Gay Community News
    Description: A short news bulletin recounting a recent court case in St. Louis, MO, in which a female impersonator and a transsexual person sued the city for arresting them for crossdressing. The article insinu...
  14. CROSSDRESSING WM SEEKING GWF TO SHARE MY HOBBY

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections
    Creator:
    Date: Apr. 28, 1984
    Topics: Advertising, Classified, Crossdressing, Lesbians, Personals
    Subject: Gay Community News
    Description: A classified ad by a crossdressing white male (WM) looking for a gay white female (GWF). Originally published on page 15 of volume 11, number 40 of Gay Community News.
  15. Crossing Sexual Borders: Interview with Three Male-to-Female Transeuxals

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections
    Creator: Tommi Avicolli
    Date: May 3, 1975
    Topics: Gender confirming surgery, Gender dysphoria, Gender expression, MtFs, Parents, Psychology, Trans women, Transgender children, Women's movement
    Subject: Erickson Educational Foundation, Gay Community News, Information for the Family of the Transsexual, Marilyn Monroe, New Words (Feminist Bookstore), Olivia Records, The Gay Alternative, The Linen Closet
    Description: Interviews with three transsexual women, ages 19 and 22, all from Pennsylvania. The article is reprinted from the Philadelphia paper The Gay Alternative. The article is printed on pages 8 and 12 of...