Shiloh Quine papers

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2021


Descriptive Summary

Title: Shiloh Quine papers
Dates: 2011-2018
Collection Number: 2019-04
Creator/Collector:
Extent: .1 linear feet (one folder)
Repository: GLBT Historical Society
San Francisco, California 94103
Abstract: 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.
Language of Material: English

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

Shiloh Quine papers. GLBT Historical Society

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated to the GLBT Historical Society by Ruth Beham Leonard on the instructions of Shiloh Quine.

Biography/Administrative History

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.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection consists of two signed self-portrait drawings created by Quine. The drawings are dated July 20, 2011 and August 30, 2011. The collection also includes a letter about the donation from Quine to Ruth Beham Leonard, her friend and donor of the drawings, dated December 30, 2018. GSSO linked terms: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GSSO_000130; http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GSSO_000384

Indexing Terms

Transgender people
Trans women

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