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"Word of Mouth" How The Trans+ Community Found Itself

Ariadne Kane (1936- )

Ariadne Kane (1970s)

Ariadne Kane started crossdressing in Chicago in 1971. She soon became involved with her local crossdressing community. Kane was very active in the Tiffany Club. She also founded the Human Outreach and Achievement Institute and co-founded Fantasia Fair. Over the years, her work would bring together many Trans+ people.

Ariadne Kane Notes (1997)

When it came to gender, Ariadne Kane was known for her public education work. With her background in teaching, she was well suited to the role. This often came in the form of speeches, interviews, and writings on gender. These are notes that Kane prepared before some of her events.

Ariadne Kane was a featured speaker on the "Founders Panel" at the 2014 Moving Trans History Forward symposium.


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