Famous Transgender People

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New Zealand woman who was world's first openly transsexual mayor, as well as the world's first openly transsexual member of a national parliament.
Author, performance artist, and queer theorist known for writing the 1994 manifesto Gender Outlaw.
Electrical engineer, inventor, and transgender activist. She is known for helping IBM invent generalized dynamic instruction handling, an important advance in computer technology.
Author, lecturer, and theatre artist who wrote the book Butch Is a Noun and co-edited the book Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation.
Transsexual pornographic actress and podcaster. She won the AVN Award for Transsexual Performer of the Year in both 2011 and 2012.
First widely known person to have SRS (sex reassignment surgery). She travelled from her home in the US to have SRS in Denmark in 1952 and afterwards became a tabloid sensation.
Composer and electronic musician. She created and performed the scores to the films A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, and Tron.
Professional tennis player during the 1970s. She was allowed to compete in the US Open as a woman after a landmark ruling by the New York Supreme Court.
Feminist and trans activist known for writing the book Whipping Girl. She also works as a research biologist at UC Berkeley.
Singer-songwriter and actor best known for performing as the character Kiki DuRayne in the drag cabaret duo Kiki and Herb.
Former member of the women's music collective Olivia Records, she went on to write the seminal 1987 essay The Empire Strikes Back: A Posttranssexual Manifesto.
Anglo-Welsh historian, author, and travel writer. She is well-known for her Pax Britannica trilogy, a history of the British empire.
Lawyer, author, and radical activist. In 2002, he founded the Sylvia Rivera Law Project to provide free legal services to low-income transgender people.
Writer of nonfiction essays about sexuality as well as erotic fiction and poetry. He is known for his positive outlook toward BDSM and for the compliation of stories Macho Sluts.
Rapper, poet, hip-hop producer, and magazine publisher. He co-founded Original Plumbing, a quarterly magazine for trans men.
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Lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist of the punk rock band Against Me!
Trans woman who was beaten to death in Greeley, Colorado in 2008. Her murderer was the first in the United States to be convicted of a hate crime against a transgender person.
Jazz bandleader, pianist, and saxophonist. He lived almost completely stealth for fifty years with only a few people knowing he had been assigned female at birth.
Androdynous Australian fashion model, born in Bosnia, and known for being able to successfully model both men's and women's clothing.
Author, activist, and musician who notably appeared in 2011 on the TV show Dancing with the Stars.
Pioneering activist for gay liberation and transgender rights. She participated in the Stonewall riots and helped found STAR (Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries).
Gynecologist, surgeon, and technical innovator in the field of SRS (sex reassignment surgery). She was also the first trans woman surgeon to perform SRS.
Fashion model who appeared in the work of photographers such as David LaChapelle and Terry Richardson. She is also known as a recording artist who performs electronic dance music.
The most famous trans male porn star, who in 2007 won an AVN Award for Transsexual Performer of the Year. He is also an entrepeneur who has produced his own adult films.
Transgender activist, public speaker, and policy consultant. He is author of the book Becoming a Visible Man, which is part memoir and part social commentary.
Film director, producer, and writer. Most well known for co-directing with her brother Andy the sci-fi film The Matrix.
Historian, filmmaker, and gender theorist. She wrote the book Transgender History and is director of the Institute of LGBT Studies at the University of Arizona.
Trans man who was raped and murdered by bigots in Humboldt, Nebraska in 1993. His life is the subject of the Academy Award-winning film Boys Don't Cry.
Trans activist, political writer, and novelist. Hir 1993 novel, Stone Butch Blues, is widely considered a groundbreaking work about gender and won a Lambda Literary Award.
First trans man to become widely known for being pregnant and giving birth.

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