Notes from the Underground (NFTU)
NFTU was the newsletter of Gender Mosaic, Ottawa’s long running trans social and support group. It was published from December 1988 to December 2004.
Gender Mosaic was originally named New Ottawa Women (NOW) and was a chapter of the California heterosexual crossdresser organization Society for the Second Self (Tri-Ess), although they disregarded Tri-Ess’s narrowly defined membership criteria from the outset and welcomed all trans folks.
NFTU provides not only a running history of Gender Mosaic, but also an interesting historical perspective on the evolution of the trans community and shifts in trans thinking.