This list consists of many notable people who are transgender. The individual listings note the subject's nationality and main occupation. In some non-Western, ancient or medieval societies, transgender people may be seen as a different gender entirely, and there may be a separate category for them that is different from the binary of 'man' or 'woman'. These people might be described collectively as occupying a third gender role. These cultures may have traditional social and ceremonial roles for third gender people, which are different from men's or women's roles and social spaces.
Being Transgender In Today's Society
For its volume, this book is clearly understandable and reads without excessive use of scientific and academic rhetoric, thus making the book available to a broad audience. It is nonjudgmental, nonsensational, and provocative in its honesty, interpretation, and challenge to the future of societal opinion regarding FTM gender identity. Her compelling description provides readers with insights that both contrast with and complement the existing literature on male-to-female transsexuals and other transgendered individuals. Devor balances exposition, analysis, and excerpts from her subjects' interviews to present a coherent picture of what social life is like for FTMs as they find their identity and learn about themselves. Who are they? How do they come to know themselves as transsexual?
Transgender history , in the broadest sense, includes examples of gender variance and gender nonconformity in cultures worldwide since ancient times. As this history is prior to the coining of the modern term "transgender", opinions of how to categorize these people and identities can vary. This history also begins prior to the mid-twentieth-century usage of " gender " in American psychology and associated conceptual apparatus including the notions of " gender identity " and " gender role ". Sumerian and Akkadian texts from years ago document transgender or transvestite priests known as gala and by other names. A grave of a possibly transgender person in Europe has been identified from years ago, and likely depictions occur in art around the Mediterranean from to years ago.
Colleen is a psychotherapist retired from private practice, specializing in human relationships. By Bonnie U. Gruenberg via Wikimedia Commons.