Martin J Smith talks GOING TO TRINIDAD

Old Firehouse Books is excited to welcome journalist and author Matrin J. Smith to our virtual event space to celebrate his new book, Going to Trinidad! He will be presenting the book on Friday, May 5th at 6pm MT. The event will be streaming to the Old Firehouse Books Facebook page, and is free.

For more than four decades, between 1969 and 2010, the remote former mining town of Trinidad, Colorado was the unlikely crossroads for approximately six thousand medical pilgrims who came looking for relief from the pain of gender dysphoria. The surgical skill and nonjudgmental compassion of surgeons Stanley Biber and his transgender protege Marci Bowers not only made the phrase "Going to Trinidad" a euphemism for gender confirmation surgery in the worldwide transgender community, but also turned the small outpost near the New Mexico border into what The New York Times once called "the sex-change capital of the world."The full story of that nearly forgotten chapter in gender and medical history has never been told--until now.

Books can be shipped anywhere within the United States (unfortunately, we cannot ship internationally).

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We look forward to seeing you at the event!

Event date: 
Friday, May 14, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
232 Walnut Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Going to Trinidad: A Doctor, a Colorado Town, and Stories from an Unlikely Gender Crossroads Cover Image
ISBN: 9781917895101
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bower House - April 15th, 2021