Monday, October 21, 2013

Sissy Goodwin Stands Out - And Stands Up - In Wyoming, the - as he puts it - "Mississippi of the West"

This story by John M. Glionna in the Los Angeles Times, of a 67-year-old college science instructor who is married to a woman, has two adult children, and lives his life as his authentic self - as a man in a dress - is inspiring.

About the struggle to live in Wyoming - Sissy said,

"When someone doesn't meet their expectations of what a man should be like, they run him out of town," he says. "I wasn't going to go."
How about the courage it must take to be his authentic self, wearing skirts and blouses in public since 1972?

How about the courage to embrace - and defang - the slur used against him and claim it as his new name?

Pretty inspiring, right?

Cheers for Sissy!


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