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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.