Notable trend noted by the New York Times news-paper: Transgender individuals often choose to change their names along with their sex. And New York City is a popular place to do so! The more you know. There used to be a law that name changes had to be advertised in the news-paper, which had the fringe benefit of helping transgender people to make new friends:

One man forced to advertise that he was becoming a woman received several seductive letters with prison return addresses. "Hello Angel!" said one of the letters. "I am not afraid to take new roads," said another.

Elsewhere in transgender news today: Being a transgender college athlete takes a lot of fun out of being a college athlete. And: there is at least one openly transgender person in Oklahoma!
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