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and address/phone to occupant,
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people who like to do other things
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models for photographic portfolios. Emphasis on neat, trim
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$20 for test photographs, percentage of portfolio sales if accepted.
All art photographs - - no "porno".
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During this period Toni came
across an article in a magazine
written by psychiatrists which told
of Transsexualism. Until this time
she had never know that someone
with her problem could actually
change their physical sex. "I had
thought I was cursed with the male
body for the rest of my life, a
woman in a mans body." "When I
read the story I knew I had to
have the operation to change my
sex. I knew that this surgery would
let me be me for the first time
in my life."
Toni began searching libraries
for more information on the
subject, she didn't sleep well, was
argumentive, nervous, continually
upset, she lost her friends rapidly,
and was misserable for her wife
to live with. She left Iowa and
came back to Houston to learn more
of the surgery. When she got here
she began looking for a doctor who
would help her to get the hormones
she needed to start the change.
"My all consuming goal was to get
that operation, I lost two jobs and
everything else I had ever had while
trying to get started."
She finally found a doctor, a
psychologist, who had had a transsexual patient before and thought
she had finally succeeded in getting started. After several tests
the doctor pronounced Toni a
woman, Toni told her wife of the
problem and then separated from
her. Her wife moved back to Iowa
and Toni began to live as a woman.
Then more problems began to
spring up. The doctor she had
found couldn't find other doctors
who were willing tohelpwithpres-
cribing the hormones and doing the
surgery. Toni almost had a nervous
breakdown. After six months her
doctor sent her to Texas Research
Institute Of Mental Sciences (TRIMS) at the Houston Medical Center
and they tested and evaluated her
again there. They, after another
six months, decided she was a true
transsexual but TRIMS would not
give her the hormones either.
Of the probably twelve medical
centers and universities that do the
operation (sex-reassignment surgery) in the United States all require that the patient live in the
gender role of choice for at least
one full year prior to surgery and
during that time take hormones.
Toni had done enough study on the
subject by this time to be thoroughly at ease in conversations with
medical doctors and psychiatrists
concerning the technical aspects
sexqals. Knowing the requirements
for surgery and not being able to
get the necessary hormoneal therapy to begin almost caused Toni
to again have a nervous breakdown. She finally convinced her
psychiatrist to give her the female
hormones she needed the first week
in December of 1971.
December 1, 1971 is officially
the day Toni began her life as a
woman, "As far as lam concerned
Richard Anthony Mayes no longer
exists, there are those of the police
department here in Houston who
would disagree with me but then
they don't or won't or can'tunder-
stand the problem."
A quarter of the American population experiences gender dysphoria syndrome - confusion about
sexual identity - either personally
or through close association with
That startling estimate comes
from Patrick Gandy, chief of Stanford University's Gender Identity
Program. The term, he explained,
encompasses the transsexual, the
transvestite and the homosexual,
each once considered distinct from
the other . Recent studies have
shown, however, that there really
is very little difference among
them as far as gender identity is
concernec, Gandy said.
Since Stanford opened its Gender
Identity Program in 1967, about
60 persons, mostly men, have
undergone sex - reassignment surgery, Gandy said. All the operations are done at Chope Community
Hospital, which is a county hospital
in San Mateo County, California,
and are performed by or under the
supervision of Dr. Donald Laub,
chief of the Division of Plastic
and Reconstructive Rehabilitative
Surgery at Standord. The surgery
is done at a county hospital to help
keep down expenses for the transsexual. The surgery costs between -
Editor - Phil Frank
Associate Editor - Steve Jonsson
Advertising-production/ Bob Cappell
WmOHi TEXAS 77006
GAY PRIDE WEEK
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4, par 2. over
5, river 3. U, P,
6, funny 5. roof
8. bus 7. vein
9. say 10. story
II. oct 12. pin
12. penis 14. nut
13. not 15. get
15. group 17. on
16. to 18. no
18. nap 20. BS
19. young 23. K.O.
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$2800 and $3500, Gandy said. The
male to femaleconversion requires
five to seven days hospitalization.
The female to male operation is
done in two steps each requiring
a few days hospitalization.
Candidates for surgery are required to live in the gender of
their choice for a full year pre-
ceeding the operation. That is, a
male who plans to become a female must dress, work and otherwise live as a woman. "This is
to satisfy the patient that it is the
gender of his choice," Gandy said.
"Nobody realizes how difficult it
is to pass oneself off as a member
of the opposite sex." Toni had
to learn feminine manerisms, to
walk and sit like a woman, to
camouflage a bass voice.
Hormones brought about bodily
changes - enlarged breasts, lightening and thinning of hair on most
parts of the body, such as arms,
legs, chest and tummy. The facial
hair (beard) is not affected due
to the better ability of the facial
skin to utilize male testerone
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