1962 Transgender News

Standard Disclaimer: This page is a listing and links to news items regarding transgender persons from 1962. It is ordered by date of appearance in the news, not the date of the event. Note that the text summaries are not transcripts.

October 14, 1962. Boston Record American, page 3; Springfield Massachusetts Republican, page 27A

Miss Georgina Turtle (formerly George Edwin Turtle, a dentist and former Royal Navy officer), has married Christopher Somerset at St. Margaret’s Westminster, London.. A better photograph, from the Boston Record American, is shown below.
Georgina Turtle Wedding Photograph

October 15, 1962. Boston Record American, page 27

Another photograph from Georgina Turtle’s wedding may be found at this link, along with other information already noted the prior day.

October 27, 1962. New York Times, page 38

In a somewhat famous incident, “44 men masquerading as women” were arrested at the Exotic Ball and Carnival, sponsored by the National Variety Artists. Several of those arrested were said to be facing charges of “impersonation and indecent exposure.” On the Miscellaneous Historical Images page you can find some photographs of persons being arrested.

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