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The Nuntius & Our Community, Vol. 4, No. 6, June 1973 - File 019. 1973-06. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 3, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/gcam/item/3445/show/3442.

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Title The Nuntius & Our Community, Vol. 4, No. 6, June 1973
Contributor
  • Frank, Phil
Date June 1973
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 28912012
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM) Digital Archive
Rights No Copyright - United States
Note This item was digitized from materials loaned by the Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM).; Pages 8 and 13 of this newspaper issue are numbered incorrectly.
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Title File 019
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PLANTS - for your house or apartment at prices you can afford - "HORSEAROUND" 4613 Mt. Vernon - Houston -- 522-5609 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." Page 18 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 and treatmentprocedurefortrans- 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 someone else. 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. 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The facial hair (beard) is not affected due to the better ability of the facial skin to utilize male testerone __5ctff/«uED-4».1-.WlU> SUBSCRIBE TO THE NUNTIUS $4.00 - 12 Issues Classified Advertising - 10? per word ENCLOSED!. Nome Address City State The NUNTIUS 4615 Mt. Vernon Houston, Texas 77006 Zip.
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