Transgender Archives: Virginia Prince

Transgender Archives: Virginia Prince


Archival and published materials related to transgenderism, gender identity and related subjects from the Virginia Prince archival fonds and / or the RSI transgender collection held by UVic Archives. Prince was a pioneer trans activist (November 23, 1913 - May 2, 2009) who helped popularize the term "transgender" and published "Transvestia" magazine and other titles.

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  • Author unknown [Virginia Prince?] (Los Angeles, CA: Foundation for Full Personality Expression, 1960)
    From the introduction: "It is the purpose of this leaflet to shed some light on [the subject of transvestism] for the benefit of any who are interested, but primarily for doctors, lawyers, jurists, police, councilors, ...

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