Magnus Hirschfeld

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Magnus Hirschfeld (14 May 1868 – 14 May 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".[1]

Hirschfeld also wrote an influential book on racism as discussed in the article on this topic.

Hirschfeld politically identified himself with the Social Democratic Party of Germany, which was a Marxist organisation.

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  1. 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
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