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Cheryl Costa

Location: United States

Gender: F

Member Since: July 2022

Last online: October 2022

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Cheryl was born male and changed genders in her mid-thirties

In a male persona, she served in the United States Air Force from 1970-72, with combat service in Vietnam as a telephone lineman. In a male persona, she also served in the United States Navy in the Cold War Submarine Service from 1974-79 and from 1979-82 in the active Naval Reserve. In the Navy, she was a Sr. Electronic Warfare Specialist. 

She transitioned from Man to Woman in the mid-to-late 1980s. She was a noted high visibility Trans Activist of the 1980s & 1990s era. She was one of the six people who coined the term Transgender. 

During her professional career, she became a vocationally published and produced one act playwright, with over twenty titles to her name. Some of her plays have been produced internationally. 

She enjoyed a 32-year Aerospace industry career. After she retired, she completed a late life  bachelor’s degree with the State University of New York at Empire State College in Entertainment Writing and Production.

She specializes in writing short story form. 

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