Striking scenes of transgender life in NYC – CNN.com

Striking scenes of transgender life in NYC – CNN.com:

“Christopher Street is legendary.

With a storied — and sometimes sordid — history, those few blocks between Seventh Avenue and the Christopher Street Pier are synonymous with old gay New York.

Can we tie unisex fashion trends to gender equality? A short stretch in New York’s West Village, this was typically the first stop for gay transplants and the newly out; the runaways and the abandoned. The intersection at Hudson Street, renamed Sylvia Rivera Way after the famed transgender civil rights activist in 2005, is the heart of Christopher Street and the birthplace of the modern LGBT rights movement.”

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One thought on “Striking scenes of transgender life in NYC – CNN.com

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    Hopefully a sign of improved status.

    There were those bad old days.

    I travelled to visit relatives who resided at New Jersey (1979). Their home was across from Manhattan with a view of the Statue of Liberty and WTC.

    My cousin’s husband-to-be and I drove to NYC one evening; he wanted to show the sights to me. Suddenly he turned a corner and pointed, ‘See the transsexuals!’.

    For that physician, his remark was his sorry effort to insult me. Instead, he proved his own ignorance.
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