[box]What follows is a speech given by Wendi Danielle Pierce at the 1989 Texas T-Party held in San Antonio. Pierce was the chairperson of the International Foundation for Gender Education (IFGE) Board of Directors, and – at the time of this address – had just undergone SRS with Dr. Biber in Trinidad, Colorado.[/box] Good evening.
n further exploring how the evolution of the trans lexicon has brought us to this moment in linguistic history, I felt that it might be interesting to explore how a variant of the word ‘transgender’ was used. Both ‘transgender’ and ‘crossgender’ are semantically similar; both words connote a movement across gender. Since the first instance