Nonfiction

The Life of Lou Project

I’m happy to share a project I’ve been working on over the course of the past couple months, all dedicated to Louis Sullivan. Lou was one of the most important figures in transgender history, and his activist work is why we separate gender identity and sexual orientation today. He’s also one of my personal heroes.

The Life of Lou Project aims to trace his life from birth to death, and collect all of his published writings. Future goals include creating a geographical and relationship map based on his letters and postcards, transcribing key diary entries, and keeping an archive of all the newsletters for FTM International, the support group Lou founded.

For now, I have collected his works from Metamorphosis Magazine and GPU News, as well as two of the three editions of Information for the Female-to-Male Crossdresser and Transsexual. I also have made a timeline of his early life, with timelines for his transition and later life oncoming.

This project was initially a semester-long assignment for a class I’m taking, but I intend on working on this for the long term. Please give it a look!