Monday, July 18, 2011
No Wonder We Have A Large Trans Community In Texas
We trans Texans have been driving forces in terms of shaping and providing innovative leadership inside and outside the state and for the national trans community as the five IFGE Trinity Award winners that have resided in the state are testimony to.
What set off this latest round of Texas bragging is Cristan unearthing another nugget of trans history with a Lone Star twist to it. It's a 1936 article in a Dallas newspaper that announced a successful Female to Male surgery on a 15 year old patient
1936 News: Dallas Physician Reports Sex Change Operation As Successful #gender #history
USED SURGERY TO CHANGE SEX
Dallas Physician Reports Sex Change Operation As Successful
DALLAS, Tex., Aug. 17 (UP) — Dr. A. E. Hill, assistant Dallas county health officer, described today what he termed a successful operation to change the sex of a girl to that of a boy.
The patient, a 15-year-old ward of the county, underwent the operation several months ago Dr. Hill said and now is gradually assuming the physical properties of a man.
Dr. Hill said “the patient was known as Theresa, but now has adopted’ the name of Tony and is developing a beard, a thick growth of hair on chest and legs and a masculine voice.”
Dr. Hill revealed the operation after hearing of recent similar cases In Europe.