Magnus Hirschfeld (May 14, 1868—May 14, 1935) was a Jewish physician and sexologist based primarily in Germany. Hirschfeld founded the "Scientific Humanitarian Committee". This group has been described as having carried out "the first advocacy for homosexual and transgender rights".
Hirschfeld also wrote an influential book on racism as discussed in the article on this topic.
See the "External links" for more details.
- The Assault on Gender and the Family: Jewish Sexology and the Legacy of the Frankfurt School, Part Two
- The Origins of ‘Racism’
- Goltz, Dustin (2008). "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Movements", In Lind, Amy; Brzuzy, Stephanie (eds.). Battleground: Women, Gender, and Sexuality: Volume 2, pp. 291 ff. Greenwood Publishing Grou