Summary: longtime activist for transgender rights and a pioneer of the cross-dressing community who was well-known for her disdain for transsexuals and those with gender identity disorder, believing that sex reassignment surgery was unnecessary, who published the Transvestia magazine for nearly 20 years and founded the Society for the Second Half, an organization for male heterosexual cross-dressers, in 1962.
Cause of Death: Natural causes
Born: November 23, 1912
Died: May 2, 2009
Location: Los Angeles, California