Category Search - transgender (Changed gender or lived as non-birth gender)

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Alexis Arquette
actor, singer, female impersonator, transgender

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Arquette
Also Known As:
Eva Destruction
Nickname(s):
Lex
Gender:
Female (changed from) Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

was grandson of
became granddaughter of
was brother of
Older than David Arquette by 2 years.
became sister of
Older than David Arquette by 2 years.
was son of
became daughter of
was brother of
Younger than Patricia Arquette by 1 year.
became sister of
Younger than Patricia Arquette by 1 year.
was brother of
Younger than Richmond Arquette by 5 years.
became sister of
Younger than Richmond Arquette by 5 years.
was brother of
Younger than Rosanna Arquette by 9 years.
became sister of
Younger than Rosanna Arquette by 9 years.

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Movies Bride of Chucky, Killer Drag Queens on Dope, Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror, Pulp Fiction. Female impersonation as Eva Destruction. Movie Alexis Arquette: She's My Brother documents sex change from male to female.

April Ashley
model, actor, writer, female impersonator, transgender

Real/Birth Name:
George Jamieson
Also Known As:
April E
Gender:
Female (changed from) Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Became a drag queen in Paris in the 1950s. Had sex reassignment surgery in 1960. Appointed MBE in the 2012 Queen's Birthday Honours for services to transgender equality.

Stephen Ira
writer, activist, transgender

Real/Birth Name:
Kathlyn Elizabeth Beatty
Also Known As:
Stephen Ira Beatty
Gender:
Male (changed from) Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
28
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Chose to be a male.

Chaz Bono
musician, activist, writer, actor, dancer, transgender

Real/Birth Name:
Chastity Sun Bono
Also Known As:
Chaz Salvatore Bono
Chastity Bono
Gender:
Male (changed from) Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
51
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

became son of
was daughter of
became son of
was daughter of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Book The End of Innocence. Underwent gender transformation (sex change) from female to male. The name change (to Chaz Salvatore Bono) and gender change was completed on May 7, 2010 in a California court. TV show Dancing with the Stars

Marci Bowers
doctor, actor, transgender

Real/Birth Name:
Mark Bowers
Also Known As:
Dr. Marci L. Bowers, M.D.
Gender:
Female (changed from) Male
Birth Date:
Age:
62 or 63

Brief Facts:

Performs transgender surgeries. Had gender reassignment (sex change) surgery herself. Is an OB/GYN doctor.

Wendy Carlos
musician, composer, jazz, transgender

Real/Birth Name:
Walter Carlos
Also Known As:
W Carlos
Gender:
Female (changed from) Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80, 19 days before her 81st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Moog sythesizer musician. Albums Switched-On Bach, The Well-Tempered Synthesizer featuring adapted music by Bach. Music for movies A Clockwork Orange, Tron. In May 1972 had sex reassignment surgery.

Candis Cayne
transgender, actor, dancer, choreographer, activist, female impersonator

Real/Birth Name:
Brendan McDaniel
Gender:
Female (changed from) Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:
Height:
5 feet 10 inches (177.8 cm)

Brief Facts:

Initially a "drag queen" then later changed sex. TV shows Dirty Sexy Money, Nip/Tuck, Heartbeat. Movie To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar

Coccinelle
transgender, actor, singer, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Jacques Charles Dufresnoy
Also Known As:
Jacqueline-Charlotte Dufresnoy
Gender:
Female (changed from) Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The first widely publicized transgender in Europe. An entertainer. Name is French for "ladybird." Changed gender 1958 in Casablanca.

Laverne Cox
actor, producer, transgender, writer, singer, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Roderick Leverne Cox
Gender:
Female (changed from) Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
36
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

was twin brother of
The same age as M. Lamar.
became twin sister of
The same age as M. Lamar.

Brief Facts:

TV series Doubt, Orange Is the New Black

Gigi Gorgeous
model, actor, transgender

Real/Birth Name:
Gregory Allan Lazzarato
Also Known As:
Giselle Loren Lazzarato
Gregory Gorgeous
Nickname(s):
Gigi
Gender:
Female (changed from) Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
28
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Name officially changed 2014. TV show Access Hollywood

Laura Jane Grace
musician, transgender, punk, bassist, singer, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas James Gabel
Gender:
Female (changed from) Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
39, 13 days before her 40th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitar, bass, harmonica, vocals. Bands Against Me!, Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers. Came out as transgender woman 2012.

Gregory Hemingway
doctor, writer, accused, transgender

Real/Birth Name:
Gregory Hancock Hemingway
Also Known As:
Gloria Hemingway
Gregory H. Hemingway
Nickname(s):
Gig
Gigi
Vanessa
Gender:
Female (changed from) Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

was son of
became daughter of
was half-brother of
Younger than Jack Hemingway by 8 years.
became half-sister of
Younger than Jack Hemingway by 8 years.
was uncle of
became aunt of
was uncle of
became aunt of
was uncle of
became aunt of
was brother of
Younger than Patrick Hemingway by 3 years.
became sister of
Younger than Patrick Hemingway by 3 years.
was son of
became daughter of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Had electric shock therapy. Married 4 times. Had sex change surgery. Died in jail after arrest for indecent exposure.

Honey B Diva
singer, transgender

Real/Birth Name:
Pedro Martell
Also Known As:
Piyah Martell
Gender:
Female (changed from) Male

Brief Facts:

Transgender vocalist and performer, uses name Piyah rather than Pedro. Born with Caudal Regression Syndrome, shortened spine and tiny legs.

Caitlyn Jenner
track, tv, actor, transgender

Real/Birth Name:
William Bruce Jenner
Also Known As:
Bruce Jenner
Caitlyn Marie Jenner
Gender:
Female (changed from) Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
70, 2 days before her 71st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

was father of
was father of
was father of
husband of
Older than Kris Jenner by 5 years.
was father of
husband of
Older than Linda Thompson by less than 1 year.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Became a female in 2015 Official name change (to Caitlyn Marie Jenner) and gender change in September 2015. As a male, Olympic Gold Medal 1972 and Olympic Gold Medal 1976 in the decathlon event. Motivational speaker. Has a problem with dyslexia. Movie Can't Stop the Music. TV series CHiPs, Keeping Up with the Kardashians

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Christine Jorgensen
famous, tennis, actor, singer, transgender

Real/Birth Name:
George William Jorgensen Jr.
Gender:
Female (changed from) Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62, 27 days before her 63rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Famed for sex change from man to woman. Summer-stock actor and singer. Played professional tennis as a woman.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Katastrophe
rapper, producer, poet, transgender

Real/Birth Name:
Rocco Rinaldi Kayiatos
Gender:
Male (changed from) Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
41, 24 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23

Brief Facts:

Trans man rapper.

Amanda Lear
singer, actor, composer, painter, writer, model, transgender

Real/Birth Name:
Alain Tapp
Also Known As:
Peki d'Oslo
Gender:
Female (changed from) Male

Brief Facts:

Born November 18, 1939 or 1946, in British Hong Kong, or 1950 in Saigon. Lives in France. Origins, original sex, and birthdate are in dispute.

Amanda Lepore
actor, singer, producer, female impersonator, style, model, parties, transgender

Real/Birth Name:
Armand Lepore
Gender:
Female (changed from) Male
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Transgender (sex change) entertainer. Songs Deeper, I Know What Boys Like. Movie Party Master. Spokesmodel in ads. Birthday is December 5, year unknown.

Janet Mock
transgender, writer, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Mock
Gender:
Female (changed from) Male
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Went through gender reassignment (SEX CHANGE) surgery at age 18. After college, worked for web site People.com as editor. She wrote a column I Was Born a Boy in magazine Marie Claire

Shakina Nayfack
transgender, director, actor, singer, activist, producer, choreographer

Real/Birth Name:
Jared Alan Nayfack
Gender:
Female (changed from) Male

Brief Facts:

Play Manuel vs. the Statue of Liberty. Gender reassignment surgery in Thailand, September 2014.

Andreja Pejić
model, transgender

Real/Birth Name:
Andrej Pejić
Also Known As:
Andrej
Andrej Pajic
Andreja Pejic
Gender:
Female (changed from) Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
29
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Moved to Australia in 2000 with (his) mother. Initially billed as an "androgynous model" but in 2014 announced she had gone through gender reassignment surgery.

Noah Ritter
actor, transgender

Real/Birth Name:
Stella Ritter
Also Known As:
Noah Lee Ritter
Gender:
Male (changed from) Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
22
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:
Height:
5 feet 5 inches (165.1 cm)

Relationships:

became son of
was daughter of
became grandson of
was granddaughter of
became half-brother of
Younger than Jason Ritter by 18 years.
was half-sister of
Younger than Jason Ritter by 18 years.
became son of
was daughter of
became grandson of
was granddaughter of
became half-brother of
Younger than Tyler Ritter by 13 years.
was half-sister of
Younger than Tyler Ritter by 13 years.

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

At age 18, changed gender from female to male and changed name. Movies This Is My Friend, The Namazu, Hannah Lost Her Smile

Danica Roem
news, singer, politician, metal, transgender

Real/Birth Name:
Dan Roem
Gender:
Female (changed from) Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
36, 26 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Democrat. Last name pronounced ROHM. Vocalist for metal band Cab Ride Home. Reporter for newspapers Gainesville Times, Montgomery County Sentinel. Changed name to Danica 2015 after beginning transition in 2012. Elected to Virginia House of Delegates 13th District.

Jenna Talackova
model, transgender

Real/Birth Name:
Walter Talackova
Gender:
Female (changed from) Male
Birth Date:
Age:
31 or 32
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 1 inches (185.42 cm)

Brief Facts:

Changed sex in 2008 at age 19. Contestant for Miss Universe Canada in 2012 but failed to win. Ancestry is Lake Babine Nation aboriginal.

Billy Tipton
jazz, musician, bandleader, transgender

Real/Birth Name:
Dorothy Lucille Tipton
Also Known As:
Billy Lee Tipton
Nickname(s):
Tippy
Gender:
Male (changed from) Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74, 23 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Notable for the discovery, after his death, that he was born biologically female. Hid gender from female partners and others, including adopted family.

Zoey Tur
aviator, news, transgender

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Albert Tur
Also Known As:
Hanna Zoey Tur
Bob Tur
Hanna Tur
Nickname(s):
Bob
Gender:
Female (changed from) Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Designed a news helicopter. Pilot of one. First to cover a high speed chase from the air. Edward R. Murray Award winner twice. Change in gender revealed in 2014.

Lana Wachowski
director, writer, producer, transgender

Real/Birth Name:
Laurence Wachowski
Also Known As:
Larry Wachowski
Laurenca Wachowski
Gender:
Female (changed from) Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

was brother of
Older than Lilly Wachowski by 2 years.
became sister of
Older than Lilly Wachowski by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Changed gender about 2008. Came out as transgender 2012. Formerly married. Movies Speed Racer, The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions

Lilly Wachowski
director, writer, producer, transgender

Real/Birth Name:
Andrew Paul Wachowski
Also Known As:
Andy Wachowski
Gender:
Female (changed from) Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

was brother of
Younger than Lana Wachowski by 2 years.
became sister of
Younger than Lana Wachowski by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Speed Racer, The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions. Announced as transgender March 2016.
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