Born in 1915 into Anglo-Irish aristocracy, Laura had a difficult start in life. Her mother died when she was just 10 days old, so she was brought up by her two maiden aunts, together with her elder brother, Robert. The aunts had intended for her to become a genteel young lady, who would grow up and marry a suitable man with plenty of money - but Laura had other ideas. This is the story of the world's first female-to-male transsexual.

From a Girl to a Man: How Laura Became Michael

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