[Ads-l] Antedating of "Transgender" and "Transgenderism"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Jun 28 02:57:17 UTC 2015


The OED's first use for the word "transgender" is dated 1974, and the first use for "transgenderism" is dated 1983.

According to Wikipedia, "transgenderism" or "transgender" appears in John F. Oliven's book _Sexual Hygiene and Pathology_ (1965) and in an article by Charles Prince in the magazine _Transvestia_, December 1969.

Fred Shapiro

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