Who is the Transgender
The following slides are a small sampling of
the beauty, talent, diversity, braveness,
wonder and courage of our Community.
TRANS, OUT AND PROUD!!!
1957 - Present
Mayor of Carterton 1995 – 2000
Member of New Zealand Parliament
1999 - Present
First Transsexual in the world to be elected as a Mayor
Former Mayor of Carterton District 1995 to Feb 2000
First Transsexual to be elected to a Parliament in the world
1939 - Present
American Composer and Electronic
Wendy Carlos was one of the first famous
performers of electronic music using
synthesizers. Notable works: Switched on
Bach, The Well-Tempered Synthesizer, A
Clockwork Orange Soundtrack
1954 - Present
Actress best known for her
role as a Bond Girl in For
Your Eyes Only
British model Caroline Cossey, is sometimes known under her
professional name Tula. Though she has achieved the title
only through necessity, she is one of the world's most famous
male-to-female transsexuals, and the first to ever pose for
1954 - Present
World Famous Israeli
Dancer and Singer. Voted
Female Vocalist in 1995 and
Dana has been a guest of honor in the Knesset,
Israeli Parliament and of the education and
culture committee. She tours Internationally.
1926 - 1989
First highly publicized Sex
Reassignment Surgery in 1952.
The publicity surrounding her surgery enabled
Jorgensen and medical professionals to educate the
larger public about the differences between
homosexuality, transvestism, and transsexuality. .
1914 - 1989
Successful Jazz Saxaphonist in the
1940’s and 1950’s.
Tipton died in 1989 and was Outed by his coroner!
1886 - 1931
Well known Art Deco
painter and illustrator
along with her partner
Her marriage to Gerda was invalidated by the
King of Denmark in October of 1930. Outed in
the press, she may have faked her death in
1952 - 2000
Ms. Rivera was the famous
transgendered woman who was at
the Stonewall Inn, New York City,
on the night of 27th of June, 1969,
the night that a riot at the bar.
Touched off the open radicalization of the Gay
Liberation Movement. She literally led the charge,
fought back against police harassment directed at
the most visible members of the community.
1969 - Present
One of China’s most celebrated
modern dancer and choreographer.
Jin Xing, (which means golden star) has acted,
directed, choreographed, and danced into people's
hearts and to much public acclaim everywhere from
New York to Rome to Brussels.
1980 - Present
World famous transsexual Thai kickboxer.
1972 - 1993
Brandon’s tragic murder is the one
such incident that managed to strike
a chord with the general public,
raising the spotlight that anatomy
does not equal gender identity and
the tragic consequences.
Gender Rebel, Deconstructionist,
Activist, Performance Artist, Actor
1934 - Present
World renowned champion
Tennis player, who transitioned
during her career. She was also
a practicing opthomologist.
Reneé Richards wrote an autobiography
entitled Second Serve. Dr. Richards
continues to practice medicine in New York
and serves on the editorial board of the
Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology &
1938 - Present
Also known as Sister Mary Elizabeth,
Episcopal nun. Served in the US Navy
as a man and in the US Army as a
woman, though “booted out” 18
months after enlisting.
"I know I'm not a man...and I've
come to the conclusion that I'm
probably not a woman,
either...The trouble is, we're living
in a world that insists we be one
or the other.“
--Kate Bornstein in Gender Outlaw: On
Men, Women, and the Rest of Us