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  1. Posing with a Security Guard

     
    Collection: Transas City Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: Transas City
    Creator:
    Date: 1973
    Topics: Gender expression, Gender non-conforming people
  2. Paula Grossman

     
    Collection: Transas City Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: Transas City
    Creator:
    Date: 1972
    Topics: Teachers, Transgender activism, Transgender people
    Subject: Paula Grossman
    Description: Image of Paula Grossman, a trans rights activist and teacher suspended from her job after transitioning.
  3. Billie Ert's Wedding

     
    Collection: Transas City Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: Transas City
    Creator:
    Date: Oct. 5, 1972
    Topics: Drag queens, Gender identity, Same-sex marriage
    Subject: Billie Ert
    Description: An image of Billie Ert at his wedding on October 5, 1972. The wedding was the first same-sex wedding in Texas but was later voided by the Texas Attorney General. For most of his life, Ert identifie...
  4. The Performers of Le Carrousel

     
    Collection: Transas City Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: Transas City
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1960 to 1964
    Topics: Drag bars, Drag queens, Transgender people
    Subject: April Ashley, Le Carrousel
    Description: An image of performers from Le Carrousel, a club that opened as a cabaret in Paris in 1926, and was known for its drag queen performers. The clubs performers included transgender women such as Apri...
  5. National Variety Artists Exotic Carnival and Ball Police Raid (2)

     
    Collection: Transas City Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: Transas City
    Creator:
    Date: Oct. 26, 1962
    Topics: Arrests of LGBTQ people, Crossdressers, Police raids, Transgender people
    Description: An image capturing an event where 44 cross-dressed people, some of whom were transgender, were arrested for "indecent exposure" and "masquerading" as a result of a police raid at the National Varie...
  6. National Variety Artists Exotic Carnival and Ball Police Raid (1)

     
    Collection: Transas City Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: Transas City
    Creator:
    Date: Oct. 26, 1962
    Topics: Arrests of LGBTQ people, Crossdressers, Police raids, Transgender people
    Subject: Manhattan Center
    Description: An image capturing an event where 44 cross-dressed people, some of whom were transgender, were arrested for "indecent exposure" and "masquerading" as a result of a police raid at the National Varie...
  7. Portrait of Frenchy

     
    Collection: Transas City Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: Transas City
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1960
    Topics: Drag, Drag queens
  8. Mountain Charley

     
    Collection: Rare Books
    Institution: Transas City
    Creator: Charley, Mountain
    Date: 1861
    Topics: Crossdressing, Frontier and pioneer life, Gender expression, Stealth (Transgender)
    Description: The autobiography of E. J. Guerin, AKA Mountain Charley, charting their thirteen years of life living as a man. The memoir follows Guerin's life as a young mother and wife, which is ruptured by the...
  9. Transvestite and Transsexual Liberation

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Independent Voices
    Creator: Maxwell, Pat
    Date: Jan. 1, 1971
    Topics: Anti-discrimination law, Civil rights (LGBTQ), Crossdressing, Detention of LGBTQ people under a hospital order, Drag, Gender expression, Health care for LGBTQ people, Homophobia, Legal name change, Queer rights, Sexism, Transgender activism, Transgender rights, Transphobia, Transsexual people, Transvestites, Women's movement
    Subject: Abbie Hoffman, Arthur Miller, Fems Against Sexism, Marilyn Monroe, Queens, Queens Liberation Front, Radical Queens, Street Transvestites Action Revolutionaries (STAR), The Cockettes, The Transvestite-Transsexual Action Organization (TAO), Trans lib, Transvestites and Transsexuals
    Description: Clipping from page 10 of Detroit Gay Liberator, volume 1, issue 8, published on January 1 1971.
  10. Responses to "Open Letter to Olivia Records" by Candice Margulies

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Independent Voices
    Creator:
    Date: Feb. 1, 1978
    Topics: Anti-transgender discrimination, Butches, Lesbian feminism, Lesbian separatism, Lesbianism, LGBTQ motherhood, MtFs, Queer relationships, Transsexual people
    Subject: Abuse, American Sign Language, Anita Bryant, Candice Margulies, Capitalism, Olivia Records, Sandy Stone
    Description: This clipping is from pages 15-18 of Lesbian Connection newsletter volume 3, issue 7, issued February 1, 1978.
  11. Tamara Rees Side-By-Side

     
    Collection: Transas City Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: Transas City
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1954
    Topics: LGBTQ veterans, Post-operative, Trans women
    Subject: Netherlands, Rees, Tamara, World War II
    Description: A comparison between a photo of Tamara Rees following her operation in the Netherlands with her military photo from World War II.
  12. Convention Confusion

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Independent Voices
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1971
    Topics: Christians (LGBTQ), LGBTQ ethnic groups, Transsexualism, Transvestism
    Subject: All Souls Church, American University, Black Panthers, Gay Liberation Front, Howard University, Kays Spiritual Life Center, Ken Dudley, Revolutionary Peoples Constitutional Convention, The Nuclear Family, Third World Caucus, Third World Organization, Trinity College
    Description: Clipping from page 12 of Detroit Gay Liberator, volume 1, issue 8, published on January 1 1971.
  13. Leg Check

     
    Collection: Transas City Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: Transas City
    Creator: Douglas, Bob
    Date: circa 1955
    Topics: Post-operative, Striptease, Trans women
    Subject: Cayon, Elaine, Club Oasis, Denmark, Rees, Tamara
    Description: Photo from Jet Magazine depicting Tamara Rees comparing her legs with those of Elaine Cayon. They are backstage at Los Angeles night club Club Oasis.
  14. Shooting STAR

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Independent Voices
    Creator: Warner, Ray
    Date: Jan. 1, 1971
    Topics: Drag, Gender confirming surgery, Intersex conditions, Transsexualism, Women's movement
    Subject: Christine Jorgensen, Street Transvestites Action Revolutionaries (STAR), Timi Yuro, Ziegfield
    Description: Clipping from pages 11 and 13 of Detroit Gay Liberator, volume 1, issue 8, published on January 1 1971.
  15. Coccinelle in Paris in Front of the Sacre Coeur

     
    Collection: Transas City Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: Transas City
    Creator:
    Date: 1953? to 1975?
    Topics: Actors, Entertainers, French, Showgirls, Transgender people, Transsexual people
    Subject: Coccinelle, Le Carrousel
    Description: Coccinelle in front of the Sacre Coeur in Paris. This is near Le Carrousel, a place she performed.