Key Dates and transition timeline

Christine Penn
6 min readFeb 4, 2022

When you live a life such as mine, there are many dates that start to pile up. First time did this, did that, etc. So many, that over time, you actually start to forget about them. Still, some of these become anniversaries of sorts, that you start to celebrate and others fade into history…

Many early dates were not documented for historical purposes, simply because they were not recognized for their importance at the time. It was just part of my life. I list them here because they affected me significantly and you wouldn’t get the entire picture without them.

So, without further ado, here are some of my key dates in my life related mostly to my transgender story (and links, if I have already published a story about it)…

Note — I may edit this in the future if I write additional stories covering other times…My intention would be to eventually have a story next to each reference.

@November 1966

The day things started to go awry? When ovotestes diverge, when a developing fetus starts to show signs of sexualization.

June 1967

The day I was born (specific date purposely left out for public forums) and was assigned male.

Unknown date, circa 1971.

Its the day that will stick out in my mind forever…its the day I realized I was different.

Unknown date, circa 1974.



Christine Penn

Trans woman, parent, cyclist, software engineer, author, chef, and many other things.