Aleshia Brevard Bilbo's Bend

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Trey Bilbo spent his early life on a Tennessee farm, the son of a loving Appalachian-born mother and a distant blue-blooded father. Young, handsome, and talented, he wins an art school scholarship that takes him to San Francisco. He finds himself an affordable place to live in the nefarious Tenderloin district, where he is befriended by a male street hustler with a flair for fashion design, a Cajun stripper who performs with his pet boa, and an assortment of 1960s social activists. Trey experiments with several personas in his search for identity—as the boy-toy of a wealthy male art connoisseur, the husband of a pregnant friend, an ally to a transsexual high fashion model—all the while struggling to find himself. Does sleeping with another man mean he’s gay? Why does that feel not quite right? In this coming-of-age novel, Trey Bilbo wrestles with probing questions about his sexual uncertainty, as he revisits many of the San Francisco haunts and wilder sides of streets that Ms. Brevard herself knew in her pre-gender-transitioning days. Author Aleshia Brevard transitioned from male to female in 1962, not long after sex change surgery, as it was called then, became available. In the years since, she has often wondered what life as a boy might have been if gender reassignment had not been possible. This novel is her answer.

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For nearly 50 years, Aleshia Brevard hid the fact that she was one of America’s first transsexuals from her friends, stepchildren, fellow actors and actresses, film producers, students, university administrators and even from her four husbands. Before her transition in 1962, Ms. Brevard worked as a drag queen at Finocchio’s under the stage name Lee Shaw. Later she worked as a stripper in Reno and as a Playboy Bunny at the Sunset Strip hutch. In 1969 she played opposite Don Knotts in the movie The Love God and appeared in seven more films during her career. After breaking into TV as a regular on the Red Skelton Show in the early 1970s, she appeared in 37 television productions and over 50 stage shows and tours. She created the role of Tex on the daytime soap opera One Life To Live. Ms. Brevard was America’s first transsexual actress to appear in prime time television, even though her gender history was never made public. Following her theatrical career, she returned to teach theater at East Tennessee State, the same university she had attended as a boy. Ms. Brevard has published two fascinating memoirs, The Woman I Was NOT Born To Be, Temple University Press, 2001, and The Woman I WAS Born To Be, Blue Feather Books, 2010. She is now retired and lives on the Central Coast of California.

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