Anne Ogborn is a transgender rights activist who was born in Salina, Kansas in 1959. According to Patrick Califia she "should be credited as a forerunner of transgender direct action groups." She is a software engineer.
Ogborn was an early practitioner of direct action in support of transgender rights. For instance, in 1991, transsexual woman Nancy Burkholder was expelled from the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival, a preeminent lesbian event. Ogborn coordinated a direct action, Camp Trans, to protest the transphobia of the festival leaders.
The first transsexual organization that Ogborn founded was KCGS, the Kansas City Gender Society. Ogborn started Transgender Nation, the transgender focus group of Queer Nation in San Francisco which included a new transgender caucus to fight transphobia in local debates. In 1993, Ogborn and Transgender Nation members protested the American Psychiatric Association's listing of transsexualism as a psychiatric disorder, and medical colonization of transsexual people's lives.
Ogborn was an early participant and organizer of the New Womens Conference, a retreat for post-operative transsexual women. She edited its newsletter, "Rights of Passage", which would later become the Transsexual News Telegraph. Her involvement with the New Womens Conference informed much of her later work.
- Patrick Califia (18 September 2013). Sex Changes: Transgender Politics. Cleis Press. pp. 274–. ISBN 978-1-57344-892-5.
- Dan Levy; David Tuller (May 28, 1993). "Transgender People Coming Out - Opening Up the World of Drag". San Francisco Chronicle. p. A1.
- Sharon E. Preves (Fall 2005). "Out of the O.R. and Into The Streets: Exploring the Impact of Intersex Media Activism". Cardozo Journal of Law & Gender.
- Stryker, Susan. Transgender History. First Printing edition. Berkeley, CA: Seal Press, 2008.
- "Editorial Expanding Our Focus". Transsexual News Telegraph. 3: 1–2. January 1992.
- Brown, Candice (1998), "Indian Hijras to Visit United States", Transgender Tapestry, retrieved August 4, 2016
- Stryker, Susan, Ph.D. (2008). Transgender History. Berkeley, California: Seal Press. ISBN 978-1-58005-224-5. OCLC 183914566.
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