Ah yes the end of year, a time for reflection and ten best lists. Well screw all that let's go back to the stories of trans* pioneers shall we?
Roberta Cowell, WW II Spitfire Pilot, race car driver and the first known British male-to-female transsexual to undergo sex reassignment surgery. This was all the way back on 15 May, 1951 just short of her 30th birthday. This occurred two years before Christine Jorgensen's surgery in Denmark. Roberta, now 90 is still with us and I hope happy and well. She wrote her autobiagraphy,Roberta Cowell's Story, now sadly out of print but still available used.
The incredible courage Roberta Cowell displayed transitioning publicly when she did is to be admired and saluted.