Author: Alex Kain

Alex Kain was editor and ambassador for TRANS magazine from the start in 2017 till 2019.

The Netherlands' pioneer status, which it attained by opening the first transgender clinic in the world in 1975, is now in decline. However, our country is still considered to be trans friendly. In other parts of Europe, transgender people are subjected to restrictions that are inhumane and encourage transphobia.

Historian and transman Alex Bakker describes Dutch trans history. (Photo / 1954 -1956: Many American trans women travel to the Netherlands where about thirty clandestine sex operations take place.