“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 used to be no longer your regular woman. wearing her brother’s outfits, she labored at the farm and in her father’s observed mill, and validated marksmanship talents that earned her the nickname “The lady Hunter of Delaware County.” After leaving domestic, she moved to the frontier, married a girl, and lived for sixty years as a guy named “Joe.” due to 19th century social regulations and gender expectancies, Lobdell continued compelled marriage, arrest, and incarceration in an insane asylum. even though twentieth-century students have categorized her a lesbian, this learn accommodates queer thought, research of reports approximately Lucy and Joe, and Lobdell’s personal writings to bare that he was once really a transgendered man.

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