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 Topic: The term "transgender" is older than the '80s

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Posted: 25 May 2008, 5:16 am    Post subject: The term "transgender" is older than the '80s Reply with quote

Just a small historical item. I don't know who first coined the word transgender, but I interviewed someone when I was in training as a psychologist in 1976 or 1977 who called herself transgender (she had been born anatomically male). So the article saying the term was coined in the 1980's has the timing off by at least ten years.

I'd be curious to know how far back the term actually does go. I didn't get the impression that it was brand new, even in 1976-77.
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