Musical tells transgender woman's story of learning happiness

The Chicago Tribune
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April 29, 2013

Honey West will tell you that for the first four years of her life, she was "unedited." Her parents allowed her to play with her sister's dolls, and she was so eager to wear her sister's tutu that she would pull it off the laundry line and put it on before it was completely dry.

For a short while her family thought this was cute. Until it wasn't.

"It was the mid-1960s and I was this little boy growing up in Gary, Indiana, who wanted to sing and dance and be a girl," said West, who's now 52 and a transgender woman.