Transgender Transition Timelines

Transgender Transition Timelines

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Updated Feb 24, 2019 at 06:02AM EST by Y F.

Added Aug 16, 2015 at 06:31PM EDT by Ox Doxon.

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Transgender Transition Timelines are photos and videos showing the process of changing from one gender to another, either by crossdressing or through surgery and/or hormonal therapy. Users share these photos to document their own transition and to provide guidance to others who might be wondering about their own transitions and what they can expect.


For many transgender people, part of the goal of transitioning is to "pass" or to be treated as if they are a member of their desired gender without people wondering if they previously had another gender. Many transgendered people since the beginning of the practice of transitioning (and the beginning of photography) have shown both "before" and "after" pictures of their transition, including historical transgender pioneers like Lili Elbe and Christine Jorgensen.

The practice of exhibiting extensive documented timelines of transitions anecdotally began on the transgender board of the 420chan forum, although at this time it is not possible to identify individual posts of this type.[6] The first photo montage video of a transition was posted to YouTube by user xXGamerGirl148Xx on August 25th, 2010, and received over 679,000 views as of August 2015.


A user community specifically for sharing transition timelines was created on Reddit on May 1st, 2012, and has gained over 12,000 readers as of August 18th, 2015.[1] In addition, users share transition timelines on YouTube, where there are over 130 montage videos.[6] Transition timelines are also popular on Tumblr and Pinterest.[3][7] Transgender transition timelines have been reported on in the press in the Huffington Post.[8]

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