This picture is a circa 1883 placard advertising an appearance in Logan, Utah. Young performed as Pattirini at Mormon venues from the 1880s to the 1900s. He did a convincing falsetto, and many in the audience did not realize that Pattirini was Young.
He had one wife and 10 children.
- Connell O’Donovan. “’The Abominable and Detestable Crime Against Nature’: A Revised History of Homosexuality & Mormonism, 1840-1980”. In Brent Corcoran (ed) Multiply and Replenish: Mormon Essays on Sex and Family. Salt Lake City: Signature Books 1994. Expanded and revised version online at: http://connellodonovan.com/abom.html.
- Hugo Salinas. "White Shirts & High Heels: Musings on Mormon Cross-Dressing". Affirmation: Gay and Lesbian Mormons. www.affirmation.org/memorial/white_shirts_and_high_heels.shtml.