Making Queer History: Connecting our queer history to our queer present.

Dawn Langley Hall

Content warning for mentions of sexual abuse against children in the final third.

We talk about Dawn Langley Hall and sex-positivity and read and reply to some emails.

Will recommends On a Sunbeam, which you can find here

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[Disclaimer: Some of the sources may contain triggering material.]

David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library. "Guide to the Dawn Langley Simmons Papers, 1848- 2001, 2012-2014 and undated, bulk 1969-2000." Finding Aid. 2007. Digital Transgender Archive,  https://www.digitaltransgenderarchive.net/files/ng451h549.

Gilbreth, Edward M. “Dawn Langley Simmons Story Still Makes Waves.” Post and Courier, Evening Post Industries, 6 June 2012, postandcourier.com/news/local_state_news/dawn-langley-simmons-story-still-makes-waves/article_2ba4d9b9-facf-5bc6-8c55-64415cbd4c89.html.

Hitt, Jack. “Dawn.” This American Life, WBEZ Chicago, 28 Feb. 1996, thisamericanlife.org/15/dawn.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "Sex Altered, Author Plans to Wed Butler." Clipping. 1968. Digital Transgender Archive, https://www.digitaltransgenderarchive.net/files/td96k2649.

Potter, Caroline. “All For Love: The Legend Of Dawn Langley Simmons.” A Sketch Of The Past, 4 Apr. 2014, asketchofthepast.com/2014/04/04/all-for-love-the-legend-of-dawn-langley-simmons.

Smith, Dinitia. “Dawn Langley Simmons, Flamboyant Writer, Dies at 77.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 23 Sept. 2000, www.nytimes.com/2000/09/24/nyregion/dawn-langley-simmons-flamboyant-writer-dies-at-77.html.

The Associated Press. "A Miracle Child? Former Male Claims Motherhood; Impossible, Say Doctors." Newspaper. 1960. Digital Transgender Archive,  https://www.digitaltransgenderarchive.net/files/8k71nh29n.

The Associated Press. "He's A She, Will Marry." Clipping. 1968. Digital Transgender Archive,  https://www.digitaltransgenderarchive.net/files/5t34sj726.

The Associated Press. "Man Who Changed Sex to Wed Negro." Clipping. 1968. Digital Transgender Archive, https://www.digitaltransgenderarchive.net/files/8910jt737.

Unknown. "Newspaper Clipping of Dawn Langley Hall and John Paul Simmons' Wedding."  Photograph. 1969. Digital Transgender Archive,  https://www.digitaltransgenderarchive.net/files/x059c7621.

The News and Courier. "British Writer Married Here After Sex Change." Clipping. 1969.  Digital Transgender Archive, https://www.digitaltransgenderarchive.net/files/z890rt37v.

United Press International. "Dawn Pepita Hall Hopes to Have 3 Children." Clipping. 1969.  Digital Transgender Archive, https://www.digitaltransgenderarchive.net/files/pv63g040t.

United Press International. "Former 'He' to Wed Negro Butler Tonight." Clipping. 1968.  Digital Transgender Archive, https://www.digitaltransgenderarchive.net/files/3197xm20x.

Zagria. “Dawn Langley Simmons (1922 – 2000) Part 2: Wife and Mother.” A Gender Variance Who's Who, 23 Oct. 2009, zagria.blogspot.ca/2009/10/dawn-langley-simmons-1922-2000-part-2.html#.Wlu025Oplp_.

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