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Scope Note: Here are entered works on instances in which an individual identifies with a gender inconsistent or not culturally associated with the sex they were assigned at birth and affirms or seeks to affirm their gender through medical intervention. This Library of Congress Subject Headings scope note was edited for local use in Archives at Yale by Yale University Library staff in 2021 to address potentially outdated or harmful descriptive language. For more information on the use of the term “transsexualism,” see the GLAAD Media Reference Guide Users may also wish to search using the Library of Congress subject term “transgender people.” For more information on language Yale uses in its archival description, see the Yale Statement on Harmful Language in Archival Description:

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Myron Genel papers

Call Number: Ms Coll 71
Abstract: Myron Genel, M.D. is a professor emeritus of pediatrics at the Yale School of Medicine. During his career at Yale, he was chief of the section of pediatric endocrinology, program director of the Children's Clinical Research Center, and Associate Dean, Government and Community Affairs. The collection documents Dr. Genel's work with organizations and government committees on a variety of topics including public health policies for pediatric medicine, fetal tissue research, gender...
Dates: 1974-2016

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Cooperative at Yale records

Call Number: RU 1059

The materials consist of newsclippings, posters, meeting minutes, and ephemera documenting events and activities of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Cooperative at Yale.

Dates: 1980-2009

Lesbian, gay, transgender, bi-sexual, and queer student life at Yale University collection

Call Number: RU 1042

This intentionally assembled collection consists of posters and postcards documenting lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual, and queer student life at Yale, specifically gay pride week events and activities. Also included are posters documenting plays written by William Schwalbe.

Dates: 1980-2012

Queer zines, magazines, and newspapers collection

Call Number: MS 1847

The Queer Zines, Magazines, and Newspaper Collection includes printed ephemera and publications documenting the development of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities in their own voices. Includes mass circulation and small press publications.

Dates: 1948-2011

Transgender collection

Call Number: MS 1848

The Transgender Collection includes illustrated publications and printed ephemera that chronicle transgender and gender variant communities, performance, and identities. The collection documents various aspects of these communities, including transvestism, drag queens, transitioning and sex reassignment surgery, and gender fluid and genderqueer identities, both from within and without the communities.

Dates: 1942-2015

Anna Wipfler senior essay and interviews documenting lesbian and gay student activism at Yale

Call Number: RU 1097

The papers consist of Anna Wipfler's (Yale 2009) senior essay, "The Making of 'the Gay Ivy': A History of Lesbian and Gay Student Organizing at Yale, 1969-1987" and her interviews with lesbian and gay Yale alumni.

Dates: 2008-2009