Who is the world’s first transgender?
|Occupation||Actress, night club singer, recording artist|
|Known for||Pioneering gender reassignment|
Who started transgenderism? Virginia Prince 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.