Who is the world’s first transgender? 

Christine Jorgensen (May 30, 1926 – May 3, 1989) was an American trans woman who was the first person to become widely known in the United States for having sex reassignment surgery.

Christine Jorgensen
Occupation Actress, night club singer, recording artist
Known for Pioneering gender reassignment

Who started transgenderism? Virginia Prince[1] coined the word transgenderism which is a blanket term for both transsexualism and transvestism and authored books like Understanding cross dressing and seventy years in the trenches of the Gender wars. Another pioneer in the study of transgenderism was Harry Benjamin.

When did transgender become popular? The word trans only emerged into popular usage in the 1960s and 1970s1, and so if we’re using it to only mean people who have defined themselves as “trans”, that history extends back less than a century.

Who was the first transgender woman in the world? Lili Elbe, birth name Einar Wegener, Einar also spelled Ejner, (born December 28, 1882, Vejle, Denmark—died September 13, 1931, Dresden, Germany), Danish painter who was assigned male at birth, experienced what is now called gender dysphoria, and underwent the world’s first documented sex reassignment surgery.

Who is the world’s first transgender? – Additional Questions

Who is the youngest transgender?

Jennings is one of the youngest publicly documented people to be identified as transgender.

Jazz Jennings
Born October 6, 2000 South Florida, U.S.
Occupation Student and television personality
Years active c. 2006–present
Known for Transgender activism I Am Jazz (2015) Being Jazz (2016)

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Who is the most famous transgender?

Name Birth and death years Notable as
Alexis Arquette 1969–2016 actress and musician
Nina Arsenault 1974 writer
April Ashley 1935–2021 model
Laith Ashley 1989 model, actor, and singer.

Who was the first non binary person?

Elisa Rae Shupe

Who was the first person to have transgender surgery?

Baer was born in Germany in 1885 as a girl, Martha Baer. She became a feminist activist as a young woman and at the beginning of the 20th century, she entered history as the first person to undergo a sex-change operation.

Who is the first transgender in India?

Naaz Joshi (born 31 December 1984 in New Delhi India) is India’s first transgender international beauty queen, a trans rights activist and a motivational speaker.

Naaz Joshi
Born Naaz Joshi 31 December 1984 New Delhi, India
Relatives Viveka Babajee (cousin)
Modeling information
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)