Gloria Brame, Ph.D.

Sir's Special Night Out: Gender Fluid Gem

Filed By Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | September 27, 2011 4:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Gay Icons and History, Living, Transgender & Intersex
Tags: crossdressing, drag queens, female impersonator, queer history, transgender history

A rare, beautiful, turn-of-the-20th century image of a delighted maid watching the lovely transformation of her Sir to her Ma'am. Not only was gender fluidity known and accepted among libertines, such images signal that cross-dressing was considered a beautiful (and profitable) erotic subject. If that spirit had only prevailed, we would live in a freer, more egalitarian world today.

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