1993 Transgender News

Standard Disclaimer: This page is a listing and links to news items regarding transgender persons from 1993. It is ordered by date of appearance in the news, not the date of the event. Note that the text summaries are not transcripts.

February 18, 1993. Marietta Chronicle, page 2B

A man has been charged in the death of a transsexual woman by causing her death via injection of silicone from an automobile supply store. The deceased, Sophia Pastel, is misgendered throughout the article.

May 28, 1993. Stamford Connecticut Daily Advocate, page A14

Dana Blackledge-Poole, a transsexual woman, was stabbed by Stephan Poole, who is also suspected of killing her sister and her own child. A manhunt for the suspected double-murderer is underway.

July 6, 1993. Rockford Illinois Register Star, page 9A

An op-ed piece pokes fun at transssexual activist and historian Susan Stryker by claiming she and other transsexuals manufacture outrage for public relations purposes.

July 31, 1993. Augusta Georgia Chronicle, page 9A

An interesting news piece claims that “most” Dutch radio stations are refusing to play a song on the radio Transsexual, which is said to be offensive to transsexuals.

August 14, 1993. Rockford Illinois Register Star, page 6A

A short piece for some reason decides to mention that a deadbeat parent, which normally would not garner any media attention out of the ordinary, happens to be a transsexual woman. Billie Jean Reid, a registered nurse, allegedly owed $53,000 in child support payments.

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