Brownwood Bulletin: Transsexuals said living horror story 7/8/77

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Brownwood Bulletin: Transsexuals said living horror story 7/8/77 - SROiVNVVOGO BULLETIN PRISONERS 'RIDICULED'...
SROiVNVVOGO BULLETIN PRISONERS 'RIDICULED' Poge8-B Transsexuals said living horror story , _. „ THK OBJKfT of their attention (* an ornately inlaid Mh-f-entury table. It is among hundreds of works now on display in the new Italian win* of the Detroit Institute of Art*. HOUSTON 'A?! - A psychiatrist has testified that transsexuals arrested by city police are "ridiculed" during their jail confinement, phot/> graphed in the nude and made to "parade around every hour of the night." Dr. Jay C. Maxwell, a psychiatrist who counsels persons undergoing a sex change in connection with a program at the University of Texas Medical school, said some of his patients have been "propositioned for homosexual activities by police officers." Police Chief Harry Caldwell said he would not comment until he saw the testimony. However, an assistant city attorney said he had talked to police officals who denied the accusations. Maxwell's federal court testimony, taken in a deposition as part of a civil suit filed against the City of Houston, was read in court Thursday by U. S. District Court Judge VYoodrow Seals. Seals said in the pre-trial hearing that he could not imagine such conduct occuring "under this police department's administration." The suit, filed by the American Civil Liberties Union in behalf of seven transsexuals who identify themselves as "Jane Doe" challenges a city ordinance which forbids cross dressing in public. The suit claims cross dressing is a prerequisite for surgery. Maxwell's testimony said it is a "demeaning and humiliating experience" that happens to all transsexuals picked up for cross dressing. In the portion of testimony read by Seals, Maxwell described the transsexuals' jail experience as a "horror story." He said police, instead of taking the usual mug shot from the neck up, have transsexuals strip so they can be "photographed from all angles." He said those pictures have appeared on the bulletin board of the vice division. Contacted at his office, Maxwell said he has heard similar jail stories from at least half a dozen transsexuals he treats. He said patients have told him that transsexuals, manv In the process of having hormone treatment or undergoing breast implant surgery. DR. MERLE M.ELLIS OPTOMETRIST Glosses Contact lenses 308 Citizens Bank Diol 644-8778 W. A. BELL & CO. BRAYTON SMITH JEFF SMITH 301 BROWN 646-4578

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  1. Brownwood Bulletin,
  2. 08 Jul 1977, Fri,
  3. Page 18

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