Charlotte McLeod is probably unknown to you, but shouldn’t be. It has been argued that the the three most famous icons in the transgender world are Harry Benjamin, Christine Jorgensen, and Virginia Prince. Ms Jorgensen made world headlines in December, 1952 when her sex reassignment surgery made her the most famous transsexual woman of the “atomic age”. But the second transsexual woman of the “atomic age”, Charlotte McLeod, did not receive those same headlines.
Soon after her transition in April, 1952, MeLeod was said to be working on her autobiography, but alas it was never published. In 1956 McLeod sold what she had developed for her book to the men’s magazine Mr. This autobiographical sketch was so rare that most did not know it existed. We have Una Nowling of Transascity.org to thank for uncovering this rare find who thanks to her research into transgender history located an original copy about three years ago. It’s an amazing story and I trust you will enjoy reading it. We thank Una for permission to republish here and will also include it in our Library archives on transgender history.
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