Lily McBeth

 

 

 

Age: 80

 

Summary: New Jersey transgender teacher whose battles with school boards made her a symbol of the transgender rights movement (she was formerly known as William McBeth and had undergone sex reassignment surgery), in which the schools' 2006 decisions to keep her on as a substitute were hailed as a model of tolerance and acceptance of transgender Americans, but who resigned in 2009 after getting only a handful of assignments.

 

 

Cause of Death: Lengthy illness

 

Born: January 1, 1934

 

Died: September 24, 2014

 

Location: Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey