Lawrence Michael Dillon

United Kingdom

1915-1962

Lawrence Michael Dillon was the first anatomically female person on record to undergo testosterone treatment and phalloplasty. Uncomfortable with being known as a woman, Dillon spent much of his adult life trying to escape his old identity, and sought ordination into the Buddhist sangha in his later years. Dillon is an icon for transgender people and LGBTQ Buddhists.

 

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