A Gender Variance Who’s Who

A Gender Variance Who’s Who describes itself as “the most comprehensive on the web devoted to trans history and biography. Well over 1200 persons worthy of note, both famous and obscure, are discussed in detail, and many more are mentioned in passing – especially in the year-end summaries,” and from my initial visit seems to be accurate. Although Zagria is based in Toronto, the blog’s entries span the globe. Entries are labeled (think “hashtags“) so you can search or browse by location or interest.

Entries are divided into five sections, described as:

  • The first section is of persons, not all of whom are trans, who are of interest to this blog because of something in their life;
  • The second section is Places, Events and Movements;
  • The third section is the under-developed concept of Homeovestity;
  • The fourth section is of persons, who, as far as I know, are cisgendered:
    1. doctors, sexologists etc who have dealt with some of the persons in the first section;
    2. spouses, lovers, chasers etc of persons who may be in the first section;
    3. authors of books, some negative, some positive, about persons who may be in the first section, or about germain concepts.
  • The fifth section is media (books, films, photographs etc) and miscellaneous.

The site also has a Bibliography, List of other Trans History sites, entries on language, and a Trans Dates of Note section. As the above image shows, this site is filled with great content for serious students; pictures are secondary.

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