1994 Transgender News

Standard Disclaimer: This page is a listing and links to news items regarding transgender persons from 1994. It is ordered by date of appearance in the news, not the date of the event. Note that the text summaries are not transcripts.

April 9, 1994. Marietta Journal, page 3A

Leslie Elaine Perez, a transsexual woman, is vying for leadership of the Harris County Democratic organization. Although she is in the final runoff, as a transsexual ex-convict who was once on death row, she faces an uphill battle.

April 13, 1994. St Albans Daily Messenger, page 5

Leslie Elaine Perez, introduced in April 9 (q.v.), has lost her bid for leadership of the Harris County Democratic organization by 3-1.

April 24, 1994. Stamford Connecticut Daily Advocate, page A13

Nancy Misenti, a substitute teacher who applied for a job in East Hartford, has prompted controversy by the fact she did not reveal she is a transsexual woman. However, she was also accused of “improperly touching five pupils,” a charge which she denies.

June 15, 1994. Stamford Connecticut Daily Advocate, page A16

Ellen Goodman writes an article on the stunning Supreme Court victory for transsexual rights in allowing a transsexual prisoner to sue the prison and its staff for failing to protect her from rape. The case, known as Farmer v. Brennan, involved Dee Farmer who was repeatedly raped and beaten by the other inmates for being a transsexual woman placed within the general male population. Eventually Farmer was released from prison in 2005, due to severe illness from AIDS she contracted as a result of being raped.

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