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Transgender Timeline

This is a quick reference guide to the development of the trans+gender lexical compound:

1960s

1965: Transgenderism = Transsexual

1969: Transgenderal = Full-Time Non-Op

1970s

1970: Transgendered = Transsexual

1974: Transgender = Umbrella Term

1974: Transgender = Umbrella Term

1975: Transgenderism = Umbrella Term

1975: Transgender = Cross-gender

1975: Transgenderism = Umbrella Term

1975: Transgenderist = Part/Full-Time, Non-Op

1975: Transgenderist = Full-Time, Non-Op

1976: Transgenderist = Part/Full-Time, Non-Op

1976: Transgenderous = Full-Time, Non-Op

1976: Trans-gender = Cross-Gender

1977: Transgenderal = Transsexual

1978: Transgender = Reversed Sex

1978: Transgenderal = Full-Time, Non-Op

1979: Trans-gender = Transsexual

1980s

1981: Trans-gender = Cross-Gender

1981: Transgender = Cross-Gender

1981: Transgender = Cross-Gender

1982: Transgenders = Transsexuals

1982: Transgender = Cross-Gender

1982: Transgenderism = Transgenderist

1983: Transgender = Transsexual 

1984: Transgender = Umbrella Term 

1985: Transgender = Transsexual

1986: Transgenderism = Transgenderist with GID

1986: Trans-gender = Transsexual

1988: Transgender = Umbrella Term

1988: Transgender = Transsexual

1988: Transgender = Transsexual

1988: Transgender = Two-Spirit

1988: Transgender = Transsexual

1988: Transgender = Umbrella Term

1989: Transgender = Transsexual

1989: Transgender = Umbrella Term

1990s

1991: Transgender = Transsexual

1992: Transgender = Umbrella Term

1992: Transgender = Umbrella Term

1993: Transgendered = Umbrella Term

1993: Transgender = Umbrella Term

1995: Transgender = Umbrella Term


NOTES:

2012.17.12: Added another 1975 “transgenderism” usage from FI News

2012.18.12: Added another 1988 reference to transgender

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