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  1. Theater: Coast Transvestite Troupe

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator: Gussow, Mel
    Date: Nov. 9, 1971
    Topics: Androgyny, LGBTQ+ musicians, LGBTQ+ people of color, LGBTQ+ theater
    Subject: Anderson Theatre, Sylvester, The Cockettes, Tinsel Tarts in a Hot Coma
    Description: This is a clipping from the New York Times about "Tinsel Tarts in a Hot Coma" at the Anderson Theatre and the performers there. One of the performers mentioned is Mr. Sylvester of "Sylvester and Hi...
  2. Why Transvestites Make Other People Nervous

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator: Kakutani, Michiko
    Date: Jan. 24, 1992
    Topics: Androgyny, Crossdressing, Drag, Gender ambiguity, Gender bending, LGBTQ+ books, Race relations, Transvestites
    Subject: Abbé de Choisy, Cultural Anxiety, Henry David Hwang, M. Butterfly, Marjorie Garber, Shi Pei Pu, Vested Interests: Cross-Dressing and Cultural Anxiety
    Description: This is a clipping from the New York Times that is a book review for Marjorie Garber's "Vested Interest: Cross Dressing and Cultural Anxiety" which talks about gender variance icons in popular medi...
  3. A Journey to an Overlooked Past

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator: Biederman, Marcia
    Date: Jun. 11, 2000
    Topics: Ball culture, Drag balls, Harlem Renaissance, Masquerading
    Subject: Hamilton Lodge
    Description: Subsection of a larger New York Times article on New York City’s history as the site of the gay rights movement. The clipping discusses the ballroom scene in Harlem, specifically during the 1920s a...
  4. Life After Drag: Unreality Endures

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator: O'Connor, John J.
    Date: Jul. 9, 1996
    Topics: Drag queens, Drug abuse, Eunuchs, HIV-positive people, HIV/AIDS, Homosexuality, Latino/a/x LGBTQ+ people, Latino/a/x transgender people, LGBTQ+ films, Prostitution, Transvestites
    Subject: RuPaul, The Salt Mines, The Transformation
    Description: Clipping from The New York Times that discusses "The Transformation", a movie focused on the lives of Latinx trans characters.
  5. American Originals

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator: Hall, Alexandra
    Date: Jan. 14, 1996
    Topics: Drag queens, Latino/a/x queer people, Latino/a/x transgender people, Trans women
    Subject: Sylvia Rivera
    Description: A clipping from the New York Times talking about a book "Holding On" from Norton which has a profile of Sylvia Rivera in it.
  6. No Burial Aid for Moses Preston Waller

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator: Jacobs, Andrew
    Date: Jun. 2, 1996
    Topics: Death, LGBTQ+ people of color, Prostitution, Transvestites
    Subject: Donald Green, Moses Preston Waller, New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project, Silver
    Description: A New York Times article mentioning the death of Moses Preston Waller, who is described as a Black transvestite prostitute.
  7. Created By Their Enemies

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator: Dirks, Nicholas B.
    Date: Jan. 15, 1994
    Topics: Bisexuality, Crossdressing, Gay liberation, Homosexuality, LGBTQ+ books
    Subject: David F. Greenberg
    Description: Content Warning: This item contains potentially sensitive material related to racist and transphobic language. The term ‘berdache’ is a historical slur against Native American people who now common...
  8. 1991 Lannan Literary Awards

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator:
    Date: Oct. 31, 1991
    Topics: Indigenous LGBTQ+ people, Two-Spirit authors, Two-Spirit people
    Subject: Chrystos
    Description: A New York times clipping presenting the names of the winners of the 1991 Lannan Literary Awards. Chrystos, a Two-Spirit person, is mentioned as an award winner.
  9. A Changing of Sex By Surgery Begun at Johns Hopkins

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator: Buckley, Thomas
    Date: Nov. 21, 1966
    Topics: Gender affirming surgery, Gender dysphoria, Homosexuality, LGBTQ+ people of color, Medicalization, MtFs, Transsexual people, Transvestites
    Subject: Christine Jorgensen, Harry Benjamin, Mental Health, Reed Erickson, The Transsexual Phenomenon
    Description: A clipping from the New York Times talking about early gender affirming surgery done at Johns Hopkins.
  10. Indeed, Include Indian Chiefs

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator: Roscoe, Will
    Date: Jun. 16, 1991
    Topics: Anthropologists, Clothing, Crossdressers, Homosexuals, Indigenous peoples, Third gender
    Subject: Chief Sitting Bull, Matilda Stevenson, The Zuni Man-Woman, We'wha, Zunis
    Description: Content Warning: This item contains potentially sensitive material related to racist and transphobic language. The term ‘berdache’ it is a historical slur against Native American people who now com...
  11. Sacred Androgyny

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator: Gregersen, Edgar
    Date: Mar. 29, 1987
    Topics: Androgyny, Colonization, Culture, Homosexuality, Indians of North America, Spirituality, Supernatural, Transvestites, Two-Spirit people, Whites--Race identity
    Subject: American Indian, European Conquerors, The Spirit and The Flesh - Sexual Diversity in American Indian Culture, Walter L. Williams
    Description: Content Warning: This item contains potentially sensitive material related to racist and transphobic language. Note the term ‘berdache’ is a historical slur against Native American people who now c...
  12. A Place Where Love Becomes a Chronic Invalid

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator: Crisp, Quentin
    Date: Apr. 7, 1991
    Topics: Ball culture, Drag, Female impersonators, LGBTQ+ films, LGBTQ+ people of color
    Subject: Elk's Lodge, Jennie Livingston, Octavia St. Laurent, Paris Is Burning
    Description: A New York Times article talking about "Paris Is Burning" and how it was received in the UK.
  13. Trivializing Indian Tradition

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator: Lebsock, Kent
    Date: Dec. 26, 1993
    Topics: Gay pride, Native American LGBTQ+ people, Two-Spirit identity, Winkte
    Subject: American Indian Community House (AICH), American Indian Law Alliance, On the Street: Somewhere East of Laramie
    Description: A newspaper clipping from the New York Times including a letter to the editor from Kent Lebsock, a two-spirit person, criticizing the New York Times for trivializing Native traditions after Lebsock...
  14. The 'Wrong' Sex: A New Definition of Childhood Pain

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator: Goleman, Daniel
    Date: Mar. 22, 1994
    Topics: Crossdressing, Eunuchs, Gender dysphoria, Gender identity disorder, Homosexuality, Medicalization, Transvestites, Two-Spirit people
    Subject: K.D Lang, RuPaul
    Description: Content Warning: This item contains potentially sensitive material related to racist and transphobic language. Note the term ‘berdache’ it is a historical slur against Native American people who...
  15. The Boys in Their Summer Dresses

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator: Gates, Anita
    Date: Sep. 28, 1994
    Topics: Crossdressers, Drag queens, Female impersonators, Transsexuality
    Subject: Bill Hunter, Bug Hall, Ed Wood, I Like It Like That, Jack Lemmon, Jesse Borrego, John Leguizamo, Johnny Depp, Just Like a Woman, Mrs. Doubtfire, Patrick Swayze, Some Like It Hot, Terence Stamp, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of The Desert, The Lion King, The Little Rascals, To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar, Tony Curtis, Tootsie, Travis Tedford, Wesley Snipes
    Description: A newspaper clipping from the New York Times including instances of actors such as Johnny Depp and Terence Stamp cross-dressing in film.
  16. Westchester Guide: Gathering of Indian Women

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator:
    Date: Feb. 28, 1999
    Topics: Indigenous LGBTQ+ people, Two-Spirit authors
    Subject: American Indian Law Alliance, Chrystos, Coatlicue Theater Company, Murielle Borst, Native Women Weaving Urban Traditions: An Exploration of Inigenous Women and Their Urban Communities, Spiderwoman Theater, The Shy Woman Singers, Tonya Gonnella Frichner
    Description: Newspaper clipping from the New York Times about an event at Sarah Lawrence that includes Indigenous artists from multiple tribes.
  17. How RuPaul Ups the Ante For Drag

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator: Keeps, David A.
    Date: Jul. 11, 1993
    Topics: Androgyny, Drag queens, Female impersonators, Women's music
    Subject: Andy Bell of Erasure, Cher, Disney World, Holly Woodlawn, Jackie Curtis, Jimmy Sommerville, Madonna, Paul Morrissey, RuPaul, Sylvester, Sylvester the Disco Diva
    Description: A newspaper clipping detailing RuPaul's contributions to pop culture.
  18. She's Beautiful, Plucky—And a Man

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator: Canby, Vincent
    Date: Feb. 27, 1972
    Topics: Drag queens, Female impersonators, Latino/a/x LGBTQ+ people, Latino/a/x transgender people, LGBTQ+ films, Trans women
    Subject: Andy Warhol, Berlin Stories, Broadway, Cabaret, Candy Darling, Christopher Isherwood, Holly Woodlawn, Jackie Curtis, Kit Kat Club, Liza Minnelli, Paul Morrissey, Sally Bowles, Women in Revolt, Women's LIberation
    Description: A newspaper clipping containing a review of the Andy Warhol film "Women in Revolt" which follows three female impersonators: Candy Darling, Jackie Curtis, and Holly Woodlawn.
  19. He Enjoys Being A Girl

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator: Flatley, Guy
    Date: Nov. 15, 1970
    Topics: Arrests of LGBTQ+ people, Detention of LGBTQ+ people, Drag queens, Female impersonators, Gender, Latino/a/x LGBTQ+ people, Latino/a/x transgender people, LGBTQ+ films, Motion picture actors and actresses, Riots, Trans women, Transvestites
    Subject: Andy Warhol, Harold Danhakl, Holly Woodlawn, Larry Rivers, Paul Morrissey, Trash (Film)
    Description: Holly Woodlawn formerly known as Harold Danhakl is arrested at the U.N. for female impersonation. Holly Woodlawn starred in the Andy Warhol-Paul Morrissey film: "Trash". She is bailed out by Larry ...
  20. 'Brain Sweat' Due Here on Wednesday

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1900-1949)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator:
    Date: Mar. 29, 1934
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Subject: Andrew Tribble, Are You Decent? (Play), Brain Sweat, Broadway, Longacre Theater, Wife Insurance
    Description: New York Times clipping announcing changes in theatre schedule, mentioning Andrew Tribble, a Black female impersonator.
  21. 10 Gay Activists Are Seized in City Hall

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator: Ranzal, Edward
    Date: May 1, 1973
    Topics: Arrests of LGBTQ+ people, City councils, Gay rights, Latino/a/x LGBTQ+ people, Latino/a/x transgender people, LGBTQ+ demonstrations, LGBTQ+ discrimination
    Subject: Aileen B. Ryan, Bruce Voeller, Gay Activist Alliance, Sanford D. Garelik, Sylvia Rivera, Thomas J. Cuite
    Description: Newspaper article in The New York Times about the arrests of 10 members of the Gay Activist Alliance who were protesting the defeat of the gay rights bill in City Council. Sylvia Rivera is mentione...
  22. They Came Out Fighting

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator: Evans, Sara M.
    Date: Jun. 27, 1993
    Topics: BIPOC, Coming out, Gay liberation, Gay rights, Latino/a/x LGBTQ+ people, Latino/a/x transgender people, LGBTQ+ demonstrations, LGBTQ+ people of color, LGBTQ+ theater, Queer literature, Transgender people, Transvestites
    Subject: Craig Rodwell, Foster Gunnison Jr., Jim Fouratt, Karla Jay, Martin Duberman, Stonewall (Book), Stonewall Inn, Sylvia Rivera, Yvonne Flowers
    Description: Book and historical review of Martin Duberman's book "Stonewall" which recounts the narratives and lives of six individuals involved in the Stonewall riots. The book features BIPOC trans people inc...
  23. Eviction Day Along the Curb of a Dead Road

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator: Stout, David
    Date: Apr. 3, 1996
    Topics: Latino/a/x LGBTQ+ people, Latino/a/x transgender people, LGBTQ+ unhoused people, Trans women
    Subject: Construction, Fran Reiter, Pier 54, Sylvia Rivera, Unhoused People
    Description: New York Times article discussing the impact of highway construction on an unhoused community, including Sylvia Rivera.
  24. Still Here: Sylvia, Who Survived Stonewall, Time and the River

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator: Kaufman, Michael T.
    Date: May 24, 1995
    Topics: Drag queens, Latino/a/x LGBTQ+ people, Latino/a/x transgender people, LGBTQ+ demonstrations, LGBTQ+ suicide, LGBTQ+ unhoused people, LGBTQ+ youth, Mental health care for LGBTQ+ people, Red ribbons (AIDS), Stonewall riots, Substance abuse, Trans women, Transvestites
    Subject: Bellevue Hospital, Center for Gay and Lesbian Studies at CUNY Graduate Center, Hudson River, Marsha P. Johnson, St. Joseph's Hospital, Sylvia Rivera
    Description: Content Warning: This item contains potentially sensitive material related to suicide.
  25. Honoring the Spiritual at a Shrine to the Material

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator: Glueck, Grace
    Date: Aug. 18, 2000
    Topics: Apache art, BIPOC, Hopi art, Indians of North America, Indigenous art, Indigenous LGBTQ+ people, Kachinas, LGBTQ+ artists, Navajo art, Nádleehi, Pequot Indians, Pueblo art, Tohono O'odham Indians, Zuni Indians
    Subject: Dine Navajo, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Hosteen Klah, J.D. Roybal, James Polshek & Partners, Joe Ben Jr., Kossas, Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, Sa'lakot, Sadie Begay, San Idlefonso Clan, Steve Cook, White Shell Woman
    Description: New York Times article that discusses Indigenous art, and features a Nádleehi textile artist Hosteen Klah.