WWII Veteran Patricia Davies Comes Out As a Transgender Woman At 90
"It feels like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders," 90-year-old Patricia Davies told Caters News Agency, according to People, in an interview on her decision to come out as a transgender woman at her age.
Davies, who was born in Leicestershire, England, by the name of Peter, had always known her outward appearance did not match who she was inside. It was when she was 3-years-old where she truly realized it, however, but because "transgender" was not understood, she kept to herself in fear of being both shunned and unable to serve her country.
Having served in World War II as Peter from 1945 to 1948, Davies married the woman she would be with for 63 wedding anniversaries when she was 21. Eventually, her wife became the only one she ever came out to, until now.
By 1987, at the age of 60, Davies came out to her wife. "She was very sympathetic and helped me all the way, but we agreed to keep it quiet."
Today, six years after the wife's death in 2011, Davies has chosen to speak out. Watch this video from the New York Post in the player below:
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