He did it her way: Carlotta, legend of Les Girls
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By James Cockington For 26 years from 1963 Carlotta was the undisputed queen of Kings Cross — the legend of Les Girls, a landmark theatre restaurant where all the women on stage are really drag queens. He Did It Her Way is a fascinating and often hilarious journey into her world as a performer and transexual who started life as a Balmain boy and went on to have one of the fist sex change operations …
My Story
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By Caroline Cossey Caroline ‘Tula’ Cossey was born a boy. Now she is a beautiful woman with a successful modeling career. My Story is Tula’s candid account of her struggles: her troubled childhood in northern England, her dreams of becoming a woman, the operations that liberated her sexually, and the journey from chorus gurl to James Bond girl to top international model. My Story is the tale of a woman’s battle for the body she needed to …
Katherine’s Diary
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By Katherine Cummings In 1986 John Cummings became Katherine Cummings and a while life changed. In this painfully honest account of John’s transformation into a woman, Katerhine tells of years of fantasizing and cross-dressing behind locked doors, of the betrayal felt by her family and the final relief of surgery. Katherine’s Diary covers a lifetime of self-discovery and self-destruction with acerbic wit and crisp observation. Scroll down to reserve and borrow Leave your details in the form …
Sally’s Story: A coming of age tale (Video)
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By Mark Andersson Self-proclaimed bi-sexual transgender Jewish cowgirl Sally Goldner tells her story of self- discovery, as she navigates the gender path on the way to her 45th birthday. A coming of age tale and personal portrait of inspiring Melbourne transgendered woman Sally Goldner: activist, drummer, singer/songwriter, stand-up comic and radio DJ. Review I watched Sally’s Story at the Melbourne Queer Film Festival in 2012 and actually knowing Sally, albeit as an acquaintance in the …
Orlando’s Sleep
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By Jennifer Spry This autobiography explores the complex issues of gender identity, beginning with John Spry’s boyhood in Australia, through marriage and ultimately to her coming out as Jennifer, a transgendered lesbian. As a child Spry cherished the moments when he was left alone at home so he could dress up in his mother’s clothes; in adolescence he tried hard to prove his manhood by competitive sailing and heavy drinking. When even marriage and fatherhood …