1973 Transgender News

Standard Disclaimer: This page is a listing and links to news items regarding transgender persons from 1973. It is ordered by date of appearance in the news, not the date of the event. Note that the text summaries are not transcripts.

January 13, 1973. Omaha World Herald

A short news report from Sweden tells of a transgender man who after a car accident decided to de-transition back to being female.

January 14, 1973. Baton Rouge State Times Advocate

A short report from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada tells of a woman who was granted a divorce due to her husband’s gender transition. The woman, Stacy Nina, was formerly known as Paul Michael.

February 1, 1973. Baton Rouge Advocate

In a distant mirror of fights to seek government assistance for sexual reassignment surgery, it’s reported that a Cleveland transgender woman was awarded $2,725 under Welfare to complete her surgery.

March 11, 1973. Washington DC Evening Star

In another distant mirror of fights to seek government assistance for sexual reassignment surgery, it’s reported that Medicaid is refusing to pay for the sexual reassignment surgery of a Baltimore transwoman.

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