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.