Crossdressing in 1920 Britain

I came across this piece the other day

I thought it was an interesting read and is well worth more study. It clearly shows that the taboo of crossdressing is deeply rooted in our society. It also suggests that trans* people have been more open or ‘out’ in society for longer than many of us may give credit.

I think that as long as crossdressing was hidden and private (or at least seemed to be) the authorities were happy to turn a  blind eye, but as soon as people became assertive and public then it became a perceived threat of some sort. I would like to see this topic explored in more detail.



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  1. Thank you for the link. A well written and very interesting article indeed.


  2. Thanks for sharing this Danielle, I’m glad to know that this piece is speaking to people. This article is the first in a series that will explore this topic in depth. Look out for the next installment each week, and please do feel free to share! If you have any questions or want to discuss this in more depth, I’d be more than happy to have a chat.

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