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Aaron Vera Morales History Mexico 2011

A Mexican fugitive, who was wanted for stealing 200,000 dollars from the government, is said to have undergone sex change surgery in order to avoid being arrested. Aaron Vera Morales carried identification that said he was a woman when he was caught.
Achilles History Greece


In order to keep Achilles safe from the war, Thetis hides the young man at the court of Lycomedes, king of Skyros. There, Achilles is disguised as a girl and lives among Lycomedes' daughters, perhaps under the name "Pyrrha". With Lycomedes' daughter Deidamia, whom in the account of Statius he rapes, Achilles there fathers a son, Neoptolemus (also called Pyrrhus, after his father's possible alias). According to this story, Odysseus learns from the prophet Calchas that the Achaeans would be unable to capture Troy without Achilles' aid. Odysseus goes to Skyros in the guise of a peddler selling women's clothes and jewelry and places a shield and spear among his goods. When Achilles instantly takes up the spear, Odysseus sees through his disguise and convinces him to join the Greek campaign. In another version of the story, Odysseus arranges for a trumpet alarm to be sounded while he was with Lycomedes' women; while the women flee in panic, Achilles prepares to defend the court, thus giving his identity away.
Adonis History Greece


Adonis was bridegroom to Aphrodite, but also served Apollo as a girl.
Agdistis History Turkey


The Phrygian Agdistis, whose followers castrated themselves and dressed as women, was a bisexual being that castrated itself to become female.
Antoine Marie Chamans, Comte De Lavalette History France 1815

Antoine Marie Chamans, comte de Lavalette (1769 to 1830) was a French politician and general. He was arrested after the beginning of the Bourbon Restoration and, on 21 November 1815, Lavalette was sentenced to execution by the Ultras. One night before his scheduled execution, he was visited by his wife and daughter and managed to change clothes and places with his wife, a ruse that was not discovered until the next morning.
Aphrodite (Venus Castina) History Greece


This Goddess responded with sympathy and understanding to the yearnings of feminine souls locked up in male bodies. When the Scythians pillaged her temple at Ascelon, she's alleged to have been so enraged that she made women of the plunderers and decreed that their posterity should be similarly affected.
Aphroditos History Greece


The Cypriots worshiped a bearded Aphrodite called Aphroditos, with a woman's body and clothes, a beard and male genitals. When they sacrificed to Aphroditos they crossdressed.
Aruna History India


It is said that Aruna, the Charioteer of Surya was bored of his monotonous life and was eager to have a break. Someone told him that the nymphs in the Indra’s palace were the most beautiful ones and since then it was his intention to and visit the palace of Indra. One day he got an idea. He meditated one evening and changed into a beautiful lass and went to Indra’s Durbar and hidden in a corner he saw the Apsaras dancing and in his heightened happiness forgot that he is supposed to remain hidden and Indra saw him. Indra did not see Aruna, he saw a beautiful girl and he beckoned her. Aruna went silently to Indra and since he could not reveal who he was, he remained silent and let Indra have his way with “her”. By the time Aruna left Indra’s place, it was already too late and Surya was angry with Aruna for neglecting his reponsibilities and rebuked him. Aruna told Surya his story of what happened in Indra’s Palace. Surya was intrigued and in his curiosity wanted to see how Aruna would look like if he were a girl and ordered the charioteer to take the form of the same nymph as of the last night, so poor Aruna had to satisfy his master too. The consequence was birth of Vali and Sugreev.
Baile De Los Cuarenta Y Uno (Dance Of The Forty-One) History Mexico 1901

The Dance of the Forty-One was a society scandal in early 20th-century Mexico, during the presidency of Porfirio Díaz. The incident revolved around a police raid carried out on 18 November 1901 against a private home, the site of a dance attended by a group of men, of whom 19 were dressed in women's clothing. The press was keen to report the incident, in spite of the government's efforts to hush it up, since the participants belonged to the upper echelons of society. The list of the detainees was never published. As a result of the scandal, the number 41 was adopted by Mexican popular parlance to refer to homosexuality.
Benvenuto Cellini History Italy 1571

During a party in Rome, Cellini (1500 to 1571) dresses up Diego as a woman and takes him as his date. Diego was a boy of sixteen, the son of a spanish metalsmith who lived nearby, whom Cellini occasionally used as an unpaid model. At the party, the other women quicky become envious of Diego because the men at the party proclaim Cellini's companion “Pomona” the most beautiful woman there. The women ask “Pomona” questions and are told that she is pregnant. When one of the incredulous women feels her stomach to gauge how far along she is, she unwittingly handles Diego's genitals instead. All the party guests, including the painter Giulio Romano, roar with laughter, proclaiming Cellini the life of the party.
Bhangasvana History India


A king had a hundred sons, then falls into a pool of water which turns him into a woman who also has a hundred sons. All of them die in a war, then one of the gods asks him which ones he loved more - the ones he fathered or the ones she mothered. His answer surprises and delights the god, who restores them all to life. The king decides to stay female.
Calligula History Italy 41

Roman emperor Calligula (12 to 41) one day decided that he was a goddes, so he dressed the part and forced the peaple to adore him (her).
Charles Edward Stuart History Great Britain 1745

Charles Edward Stuart (1720 to 1788) was the exiled Jacobite claimant to the thrones of Great Britain and Ireland. After the Battle of Culloden, he was assisted by loyal supporters such as Flora MacDonald who helped him escape pursuers on the Isle of Skye by taking him in a small boat disguised as her Irish maid, "Betty Burke,"
Charles Kane History Great Britain 1997

Born Sam Hashimi, the businessman and divorced father-of-two had a sex-change operation in 1997 to turn him into glamorous interior designer Samantha Kane. He spent £100,000 on cosmetic operations and tooth veneers to create the ‘ultimate male ­fantasy’ and was so convincing as a woman he had no trouble attracting men, and was briefly engaged to a wealthy landowner. Then, in 2004, after seven years of living as a woman, he decided he’d made a horrible mistake; the result -he believes now -of a breakdown following the acrimonious end of his 12-year ­marriage and estrangement from his children. Initially thrilled by his transformation, life as a woman quickly paled despite a jetset lifestyle in Monaco. He hated the way female hormones made him moody and emotional. Shopping bored him and sex was a disappointment. No matter how feminine he looked, he felt he was merely playing a role. So, in 2005, Charles spent a further £25,000 on three operations to turn him back into a male after being referred by the gender clinic at London’s Charing Cross Hospital. His breast implants were removed and male genitalia re-constructed from skin grafts. The trouble was, he wasn’t the man he had been before.
Chevalier d'Eon History France 1810

Charles-Geneviève-Louis-Auguste-André-Timothée d'Éon de Beaumont (1728 to 1810), usually known as the Chevalier d'Éon, was a French diplomat, spy, soldier and Freemason who lived the first half of his life as a man and the second half as a woman.
Claudius History Italy 54

Roman emperor Claudius (-10 to 54) forced married woman to came to palace to pass the night with him. One day the husband disguised as his wife came to palace and said to Claudius that he was there to save him, because other man, with worse ideas could came and kill him that was unarmed and without guards waiting for a woman to came.
Cybele History Italy -204

Rome’s leaders introduce the cult of Cybele in order to boost morale during the Punic War. Cybele’s priests would hold processions throughout the city, ending at a plain where their rites would begin. During the peak of these rites, a priest castrated himself, whereupon he would don female garments.
Edward Hyde, 3rd Earl Of Clarendon History Great Britain 1723

Edward Hyde, 3rd Earl of Clarendon (1661 to 1723), styled Viscount Cornbury between 1674 and 1709, was Governor of New York and New Jersey between 1701 and 1708, and is perhaps best known for the claims of him crossdressing while in office. Cornbury is reported to have opened the 1702 New York Assembly clad in a hooped gown and an elaborate headdress and carrying a fan, imitative of the style of Queen Anne. When his choice of clothing was questioned, he replied, "You are all very stupid people not to see the propriety of it all. In this place and occasion, I represent a woman (the Queen), and in all respects I ought to represent her as faithfully as I can." It is also said that in August, 1707, when his wife Lady Cornbury died, His High Mightiness (as he preferred to be called) attended the funeral again dressed as a woman. It was shortly after this that mounting complaints from colonists prompted the Queen to remove Cornbury from office.
Elagabalus (Heliogabalus) History Italy 222

The Syrian-born teenaged Roman emperor (203 to 222) dresses in silks, bathes with women, and demands to be treated as an empress. During her short reign, she seeks a surgeon to create a vagina for her male body.
François-Timoléon De Choisy History France 1724

François Timoléon, abbé de Choisy (1644 to 1724) was a French author. By a whim of his mother, the boy was dressed like a girl until he was eighteen, and, after appearing for a short time in man's costume, he resumed woman's dress on the advice--doubtless satirical--of Madame de La Fayette. He delighted in the most extravagant toilettes until he was publicly rebuked by the duc de Montausier, when he retired for some time to the provinces, using his disguise to assist his numerous intrigues.
Giovanni Rebolledo History Colombia 2013

A member of Colombia's dreaded "Los Topos" gang who escaped prison after being incarcerated last year was caught by police this week despite having undergone a very "convincing sex change." Giovanni Rebolledo, who was sentenced to serve 60 years for a laundry list of crimes that included robbery, extortion, kidnapping, and torture, had been living as a prostitute named Rosalinda in the northern coastal city of Barranquilla for the past two months. In addition to the assumed identity, Rebolledo also augmented his physical appearance with plastic surgery and a boob job. In the end, all his efforts did little to fool the fuzz. Rebolledo was ultimately identified and apprehended during a routine stop and frisk in a neighborhood known for its prostitution. Rebolledo's gang, Los Topos (The Moles), are infamous in Colombia's capital city of Bogotá for employing women to seduce rich men who are then kidnapped and tortured for money.
Great Mother History Irak


Mesopotamian temples begin chronicling the worship of a “Great Mother” whose priestesses are males who are consecrated through a ceremony which includes castration. Records discovered in Assyrian, Akkadian and Babylonian societies confirm the existance of the belief system.
Heracles (Hercules) History Greece


Demi-god Heracles shed his male habits, put on female clothes and then labored under the rulership of Eyrystheus. Another story has Heracles dressed in female garb to serve Omphale, Queen of Lydia, in order to learn humility on the orders of the Oracle at Delphi.
Hermaphroditus History Greece


Son of Hermes and Aphrodite. He was very handsome and when, as a young man he left home, the Naiad Salmacis fell passionately in love with him. He repulsed her, but when, later on, he inadvertently bathed in her spring, she embraced him and pulled him down into the pool, praying to the gods that she and he might forever be united. Their bodies joined into one, becoming a hermaphrodite. As a result of Hermaphroditus' prayers to his parents, the spring exercised a like effect on all men who bather in it thereafter.
Hirja History India 1300

A tradition emerges among Muslim royal courts of genetic men who live and perform as women. In the Indian sub-continent, they're called “hirja”.
Hittite Military Oath History Turkey


The text is in Old Hittite and prescribes the oath to be taken by military commanders. More precisely, it describes a series of symbolic actions intended to represent the afflictions that should befall the oath-takers should they break their word. On one occasion, for example, women's clothing, a spindle and an arrow is brought before those swearing their allegiance. The arrow is broken, and they are told that should they break their oath, their weapons should likewise be broken, and they should be made women and given women's tasks. Then, a blind and deaf woman is brought before them, and they are told that if they break their word, they will be made blind and deaf women like this one.
Isthar History Irak


Ancient Assyrians had religious figures who dressed as women to embody the goddess Ishtar, claiming they had been transformed into women in an attempt to impress the people of both their piety and the goddess’ power.
Krishna History India


Aravanan, who was to be sacrificed to help win the Mahabharata war, didn't want to die a virgin and so, on the night before he was to die, he married Lord Krishna who took on the form of the female Mohini. Staying a woman for thirty days after to moan him as a widow.
Mrs. Corporal Noonan History United States 1878

Mrs. Corporal Noonan (? to 1878) dies after ten years’ service with the US Army’s famed Seventh Calvary, which included service with Elizabeth Bacon Custer, wife of the infamous general as a laundress. While her body was being prepared for burial, Mrs. Noonan’s was found to be male.
Nathaniel Lyon History United States 1861

Nathaniel Lyon (1818 to 1861) was the first Union general to be killed in the American Civil War and is noted for his actions in the state of Missouri at the beginning of the conflict. Lyon allegedly disguised himself as a farm woman to spy on the State Guard's camp and then claimed that he had uncovered a plan by Governor Jackson to seize the Federal arsenal for Missouri state guard.
Nero History Italy 68

Roman emperor Nero (37 to 68) is said to have forced a male slave by the name of Sporus to have a form of sex change (most likely a penectomy) and married him because he looked like Nero’s slain wife.
Parsondas History Irak


Nanybrus, satrap of Babylon, became a man of dress, show, and effeminacy, unworthy of the kingdom he held. Understanding that a certain robust Mede, called Parsondas, held him in the utmost contempt, and had solicited the emperor of the Medes to divest him of his dominions, and to confer them upon himself, Nanybrus offered a very great reward to the man who should take Parsondas, and bring him to him. Parsondas hunting near Babylon with the king of the Medes, and straggling from the company, happened to fall in with some of the servants of Nanybrus, who were purveyors to the king; and Parsondas being thirsty, asked a draught of wine, which they not only granted, but prevailed upon him to take a meal with them. As he drank freely, suspecting no treachery, he was easily persuaded to pass that night with some beautiful women, brought on purpose to detain him. But, while he was in a profound sleep, the servants of Nanybrus bound him, and carried him to their prince, who reproached him for endeavouring to estrange the king of the Medes from him, and by that means place himself in his room on the throne of Babylon. Parsondas did not deny the charge, but with intrepidity owned, that he thought himself more worthy of a crown, than such an indolent and effeminate prince as he was. Nanybrus, highly provoked, swore by the gods Belus and Mylitta, that Parsondas himself should soon become so effeminate as to reproach none with effeminacy. Accordingly he ordered the eunuch who had the charge of his music women, to shave, paint, and dress him after their manner, and, in short, to transform him as much a possible into a music woman. His orders were obeyed; and the manly Parsondas soon exceeded, the fairest female in singing and playing, and other arts of allurement. In the mean time, the king of the Medes, having in vain sought after his favourite servant, though he offered great rewards for any information concerning him, concluded that he had been destroyed by some wild beast in the chase. At length after seven years, the Mede was informed of his condition by an eunuch, who being cruelly scourged by Nanybrus's orders, fled, at the instigation of Parsondas, into Media, and there disclosed the whole to the king, who immediately despatched an officer to demand him. Nanybrus pretended to know nothing of any such person; upon which another officer was sent by the Mede, with a peremptory order to seize on Nanybrus if he persisted in the denial, and lead him to immediate execution. Upon this the Babylonian owned what he had before denied, and promised to comply with the king's demand; invited the officer to a banquet, at which one hundred and fifty women, among whom was Parsondas, made their appearance, singing and playing upon various instruments. Nanybrus enquiring of the Mede which he liked best, he immediately pointed at Parsondas. At this, the Babylonian falling into an immediate fit of laughter, told him who the person was whom he thus preferred to all the fine ladies; adding, that he could answer for what he had done before the king of the Medes. The officer was less surprised at such an astonishing change, than his master afterwards, when Parsondas appeared before him. The only favour Parsondas begged of the king, for all his past services, was, that he would avenge on the Babylonian the base and injurious treatment he had met with. The Mede marched accordingly to Babylon, and notwithstanding the remonstrances of Nanybrus, urging, that Parsondas had, without the least provocation, endeavoured to deprive him of both his life and kingdom, declared that in ten days he would pass sentence on him as he deserved, for presuming to act as judge in his own cause, instead of appealing to him. But Nanybrus having bribed Mitrophernes, the Mede's favourite eunuch, the king was by him prevailed upon to sentence the Babylonian only to a fine, which made Parsondas curse the first discoverer of gold, for the sake of which he was to live the derision of an effeminate Babylonian.
Pentheus History Greece


Pentheus is inveigled into going up Mt. Cithaeron and spy on the Maenads, whom he suspected of sexual licence. While the women of his family, under the influence of Bacchic frenzy, roamed the mountains with the Maenads, Pentheus, disguised as a woman, climbed a tree to watch their revels. His mother and aunt saw him there and in their madness, thought him a lion and tore him to pieces.
Thor History Denmark


In Norse mythology, Thor was a female impersonator. In one story, the Giant Thrym had Thor's hammer Mjolnir stolen while he slept and hid it eight miles under the earth. He agreed to return it if Freya was delivered to him as his bride. Freya was unagreeable, so Heimdahl suggested they send a phony Freya. Thor dressed in Freya's bridal garments and Loki travelled as her bridegroom to trick Thrym and get Mjolnir back.
Tiresias History Greece


There is a famous mythological story about Tiresias. On Mount Cyllene in the Peloponnese, as Tiresias came upon a pair of copulating snakes, he hit the pair a smart blow with his stick. Hera was not pleased, and she punished Tiresias by transforming him into a woman. As a woman, Tiresias became a priestess of Hera, married and had children, including Manto, who also possessed the gift of prophecy. According to some versions of the tale, Lady Tiresias was a prostitute of great renown. After seven years as a woman, Tiresias again found mating snakes; depending on the myth, either she made sure to leave the snakes alone this time, or, according to Hyginus, trampled on them. As a result, Tiresias was released from his sentence and permitted to regain his masculinity.
Ulrich Von Lichtenstein History Austria 1275

Ulrich Von Lichtenstein (1200 to 1275) is famous for his supposedly autobiographical poetry collection Frauendienst (Service of the Lady). He writes of himself as a protagonist who does great deeds of honor to married noblewomen, following the conventions of chaste courtly love. The protagonist embarks on two remarkable quests. In the first quest, he travels from Venice to Vienna in the guise of Venus, the goddess of love. He competes in jousts and tourneys and challenges all the knights he meets to a duel in the honour of his lady. He breaks 307 lances and defeats all comers. The noblewoman, however, mostly spurns his affections and demands more deeds and even mutilation for even the honour to hold her hand.
Venetian Transvestite History Italy 1354

12 Mar 1354. In Venice, a crossdresser was arrested, forced to confess under torture, then one week later, burned at the stake for his “crime”.
Vishnu History India


Vishnu changes himself into a beautiful woman, Mohini the Enchantress, in order to distract some demons. Shiva is so enchanted by her that he begs Vishnu for a repeat performance. When Vishnu complies, Shiva rapes her.
World War I History

Tommy Keele served his country on the Western Front. Unlike the others, however, he did it dressed as a woman. For the first three years of the war, Tommy was an ordinary lance corporal in the Middlesex Regiment. At the start of 1917, he joined the Ace of Spades concert party as “First Girl”. Under the stage name Dot Keele, he took female parts in theatres behind the lines for the entertainment of sex-starved soldiers.
World War II History

Young french soldier scaped from a prisioners camp dressed in women's clothes. He was captured because he forgot to use women's restroom in a rail station. In Coldiz, a secure prisioner camp, a prisioner tryed to escape dressed as a woman, he was discovered in the last control before the exit. Whem remembering the liberation of Holland, a dutch man said that he was wearing messages for the resistence, dressed as a young girl, because german did not suspect of girls. Broadway dancer Tommy Thompson is drafted into the Army. During the voyage to Europe, he's told he's joining the Special Services (the Army’s entertainment unit) undercover: Tommy is to entertain the troops in the China-Burma-India theater as a woman named Marylin Lee... not as a drag role but a true impersonation! Marylin tours the jungles for months until she’s called home when her mother falls ill.
Zeus (Jupiter) History Greece


Zeus changed himself into a female and posed as Diana.