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Early 20th Century Trangender

Timothy Kincaid

March 4th, 2008

hicks.jpgColleen Cason in the Ventura County Star tells the story of Lucy Hicks, a local who lived as a woman though born male.

Did he suspect she was a man, I asked him. It didn’t matter, he told me. “Lucy was just Lucy,” he said. She always greeted him with a cheery “Hello, there, young man” when he delivered her weekly order from the butcher shop to her kitchen.

Lucy stood up for her gender identity long before the notion of transgendered persons became commonly known.

Lucy challenged the authority of physicians who insisted that she was male. “I defy any doctor in the world to prove that I am not a woman,” Anderson told reporters in the midst of her perjury trial. “I have lived, dressed, acted just what I am, a woman.”

The Sheldon Institute also has a collection of articles from the Star



Peterson Toscano
March 5th, 2008 | LINK

timothy, this story warms my heart. What courage and what a beautiful photo. Thank you for sharing this story.

March 7th, 2008 | LINK

It’s good to know how far we’ve come.

On the other hand, an LGBT newspaper just published an opinion article whose author, a gay adult man, literally told a seven year old trans child “Go fuck yourself.”

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