“I was told I would get a discharge, not because I wasn’t physically fit to serve, but for psychological reasons. I Waited four months to be processed out and then suddenly I learned that my company was being sent to Trieste.”
After discharge Sinclair rented an apartment in Manhattan, and found work as a female impersonator in clubs on Long Island and in the Catskills, sometimes with the Jewel Box Revue. This was supplemented by work as a photographer’s model, usually in furs – this paid up to $70 an hour. She was by now taking female hormones, and having electrolysis to remove facial hair, and she had been told of the outstanding work of Dr Burou in Casablanca.
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- “MD’s Knife Changed my Sex”. The National Insider, 5, 14, Oct 18, 1964.
- Abby Sinclair, George Griffith, Carlson Wade & Latina Seville. I Was Male. Novel Books. 95 pp 1965.
- “Abby Sinclair .. Ex-GI now a Bride-to-be”. Female Mimics, 1, 6, August 1965: 54-63”. Online.
- “Dear Abby: A Change is Gonna Come”. Pulp International, Oct 18 2011. Online.
- Joanne Meyerowitz. How Sex Changed: A History of Transsexuality in the United States. Harvard University Press, 2002: 199-201.