Nancy Ledins, transsexual and former Catholic priest, seated at her typewriter, Van Nuys, 1980
- Nancy Ledins, transsexual and former Catholic priest, seated at her typewriter, Van Nuys, 1980
- Olender, Ben
- Los Angeles Times
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- July 19, 1980
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- Los Angeles Times Photographs Collection
Ledins (1932-2017) was a Catholic priest, known as William Griglak, and had PhD in psychology from Catholic University. Ledins resigned the priesthood in 1969, married a former nun and worked as a psychologist in the drug treatment section of the Indiana Commission on Mental Health. Undergoing a sex change operation in 1979, becoming Nancy Ledins, she wrote an autobiography the following year, and published a book titled, Tippet and his friends: For teens and grown-ups who have not lost the magic in their childhood, in 1986. During the last five years of her life, Ledins was an active member at Wedgewood, a church in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she preached, and provided many other ministries.
This photograph appears with the article, by John Dart, "Priest's sex change may pose test of church law," Los Angeles Times, 19 July 1980: A25.
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- 35 mm.
- b&w negative
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