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WarriorTransgender men and other masculine-identified people who were assigned female at birth have existed throughout history, from ancient times through to the middle-ages and beyond. Some well-known, some not, and so have many female cross-dressers and others who experimented with their expression of gender for many reasons including taking on typical masculine employment and pastimes like becoming warriors, hunters and military personnel during wartime.

This section already contains, or will contain the stories of many well-known and lesser-known transmen like Michael Dillon, Harry Crawford, Patrick Califia, Loren Cameron, Leslie Feinberg, Stephen Whittle, Jamison Green, Pope Joan, Maria Bochkareva, Billy Tipton, Brandon Teena, Buck Angel, Chaz Bono, Sir Ewan Forbes, Alan Hart, Charley Parkhurst and Lucas Silveira.

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GETTING SPRUNG THROUGH THE AGES

Article appeared in Polare 1, September 1993

Part of transgender folklore includes the traumatic and soul-destroying phobia of being 'outed'. But while it has happened to many of us, it probably won't have been as severe as the historical outings of Pope Joan, Musician Billy Tipton and Polish Olympian Stella Walsh ...

PRODUCER OF SUNDANCE AWARD WINNING MOVIE SOUTHERN COMFORT

Article appeared in Polare 45, April 2002

IndieWIRE interviews Kate Davis, producer of Southern Comfort, the story of Robert Eads, cowboy, grandfather, good ol' boy from the South who wanted to die on the land he owned and would pass on to his children. He was also a transsexual who died too young of ovarian cancer, a man born female, a mother and a daughter, a victim of discrimination ...

IS TOM CHO PLAYING WITH HIS READERS?

Article appeared in Polare 81, October 2009

Look Who's Morphing by Tom Cho is a collection of short and punchy writings with a biographical element interwoven into what is obviously fiction. It's hard to define where reality ends and fiction begins, unless Cho is playing with his readers and it's all fiction ...

ACCOMPLISHING THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM

Article appeared in Polare 64, July 2005

After years of campaigning, a man who changed sex after being born female has won his final battle against discrimination by marrying his long-term partner. For many years marriage seemed an impossible dream for Stephen Whittle and his partner Sarah Rutherford ... 

AMERICAN INDIAN TRANSGENDERS

Article appeared in Polare 100, August 2014

Drawing on her extensive knowledge and research on North American Indian culture, Roberta Perkins explains just how widespread gender-crossers were in this time and how they were treated by their fellow tribespeople ...

 
 
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