“A Strange Sort of Being”: The Transgender Life of Lucy Ann by Bambi L. Lobdell

By Bambi L. Lobdell

Born in 1829 to a working-class kin in upstate ny, Lucy Ann Lobdell was once now not your ordinary woman. wearing her brother’s outfits, she labored at the farm and in her father’s observed mill, and proven marksmanship abilities that earned her the nickname “The girl Hunter of Delaware County.” After leaving domestic, she moved to the frontier, married a lady, and lived for sixty years as a guy named “Joe.” as a result of 19th century social regulations and gender expectancies, Lobdell continued compelled marriage, arrest, and incarceration in an insane asylum. even if twentieth-century students have categorised her a lesbian, this learn accommodates queer conception, research of news approximately Lucy and Joe, and Lobdell’s personal writings to bare that he was once truly a transgendered man.

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