Digital Transgender Archive

Interview with Richard (Katherine) Longnecker

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Richard Longnecker also goes by Katherine. He was assigned male at birth and identifies as a crossdresser. He was born in New York City, New York, August 15, 1942. His mother was a showgirl in New York City, and his father is Lord Andrew Nottich from England. They divorced when Longnecker was young. He enjoys long hair, manicures, dressing as a woman, and presenting as Katherine. He had prostate cancer a year before the interview and the prostate cancer eliminated male functions and the reduction of his genitals. He was put on estrogen as part of his radiation treatment and began to grow breasts. He also no longer gets an erection or secrets semen. He is a retired officer in the United States Army Infantry. He’s done drag and crossdressing in France, Germany, and Thailand. After participating in war, he was disabled and began living as a woman for 4-5 years.

Item Information:

Identifier
5t34sj815
Collection
Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
Institution
Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection, University of Minnesota
Creator(s)
Longnecker, Richard (Katherine)
Contributor(s)
Jenkins, Andrea
Publisher
University of Minnesota Minneapolis Libraries
Date Created
Mar. 17, 2017
Genre
Oral Histories
Transcriptions
Subject(s)
Caitlyn Jenner
United States Army Infantry
Vietnam War
Places
Florida > Highlands > Lake Placid
Topic(s)
Assigned gender
Cancer
Cosmetics
Crossdressers
Crossdressing
Discos
Discrimination
Divorce
Drag
Estrogen
Family members
Femininity
Gender diversity
Gender identity
Hair
Hairstyles
Homophobia
Hormones
Masculinity
Mental health
Military
People with disabilities
Prejudices
Relationships (LGBTQ)
Resource Type
Moving image
Text
Language
English
Related URL
https://umedia.lib.umn.edu/
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