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Shiloh Quine papers
2019-04  
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Description
Shiloh Heavenly Quine, a transgender woman born in 1959, was the first person in the United States to receive state-funded gender-affirming surgery while incarcerated. The collection consists of two signed self-portrait drawings created by Quine.
Background
Shiloh Heavenly Quine, a transgender woman born in 1959, was the first person in the United States to receive state-funded gender-affirming surgery while incarcerated. Her 2015 settlement with the state of California established a key precedent that transition care should not be considered elective and must be provided to incarcerated people. Quine had begun transitioning several years prior while serving a life sentence; when her request for surgery was rejected, she sued the state with the support of the Transgender Law Center.
Extent
.1 linear feet (one folder)
Restrictions
Copyright to material has not been transferred to the GLBT Historical Society. All requests for reproductions and/or permission to publish or quote from material must be submitted in writing to the GLBT Historical Society Archivist. Permission for reproductions and/or permission to publish or quote from material is given on behalf of the GLBT Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Availability
Collection is open for research.