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what is transgenderism

[c=003BB2][i]and how come it's happening now in our times, all these people who are transgender....this never went on in the 60s, 70s or 80s when i was young...why now?[/i][/c]
It did, you just weren’t paying attention. Christine Jorgensen transitioned in the 1950s.
ninalanyon · 61-69, T
@LeopoldBloom And April Ashley a little later:
[quote]She had the operation in Casablanca, Morocco, in 1960, and later said becoming a woman made her the happiest she had ever been.[/quote]

@ninalanyon I remember Renee Richards in the 1970s. My point is that it's been around a while. And of course, men dressing in drag probably goes back centuries, as does women passing as male. Supposedly, the Revolutionary War hero Casimir Pulaski was intersex, and "rounded" to male as that gave him more options.
ninalanyon · 61-69, T
@LeopoldBloom I wasn't disagreeing, just providing extra ammunition. And anyway I love the second portrait of April Ashley so I like to promote it. :-)
Bushranger · 61-69, M

A very good song from 1972. Guess what it's about.

And let's not forget

From two years earlier.

Edited because I forgot about Lola. Sorry sweet.
Fuzzle · 46-50
It's more talked about in the open than is used to be. Plus a lot of transgendered probably hid the fact.
Sharon · F
In simple terms, transgenderism is where a person's gender doesn't match the one assigned to their sex.
calicuz · 51-55, M
It's been around since way back then, it's only become politicized recently.
Also, we, as a society, are only beginning to understand sexuality, so the topic is becoming more legitimate rather than just being reduced to sexual perversion.
ninalanyon · 61-69, T
You weren't there in the 60s. Ever heard of Quentin Crisp and April Ashley?
Thomas52 · 70-79, M
It's certainly become a major issue in a way it wasn't previously.
ninalanyon · 61-69, T
@Thomas52 Wasn't a major issue for you perhaps. But for those who didn't fit in it has always been difficult.

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