1978 Transgender News

Standard Disclaimer: This page is a listing and links to news items regarding transgender persons from 1978. 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 29, 1978. Rockford Illinois Morning Star

A question and answer column tells the story of Marie Sode, an Army Specialist, who was a transsexual discharged from the military for “homosexual tendencies.”
Marie Sode

February 17, 1978. Mobile Register, page 4-C

The New Jersey Appeals Court has ruled that a transsexual teacher fired for her transition should receive her pension.
Paula Grossman

July 12, 1978. Washington DC Evening Star, page C1

The television page for the newspaper shows that Canary Conn will be appearing on the Tom Snyder show. The blurb says in whole: “Canary Conn, a transsexual Los Angeles radio talk show hostess, discussing her recent high school reunion in Texas.”

August 5, 1978. Mobile Register, page 7-A

Steve Dain, a transsexual man who was fired from his job for his transition, and then re-hired under court order, has given up his job after 2 additional years.

August 18, 1978. Cleveland Plain Dealer

The television page for the newspaper shows that Canary Conn will be appearing on Imus Plus. She is listed simply as “Canary Conn, a transsexual.”

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