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Colorado’s Unlikely Gender Crossroads: The Remarkable Story Behind the Book “Going to Trinidad”
Colorado author Martin J. Smith discusses Trinidad, Colorado’s surprising role as a world center for gender-confirmation surgery.
Colorado author Martin J. Smith discusses Trinidad, Colorado’s surprising role as a world center for gender-confirmation surgery, and the doctors and medical pilgrims who for 41 years turned the small, remote town into what The New York Times once indelicately called “the sex-change capital of the world.”
Martin J. Smith is a veteran journalist and magazine editor who has won more than fifty newspaper and magazine writing awards. His novels have been finalists for three of the publishing industry’s most prestigious honors, including the Edgar Award, the Anthony Award, and the Barry Award. In addition to his five novels, Smith has written five nonfiction books, including Going to Trinidad: A Doctor, a Colorado Town, and Stories from an Unlikely Gender Crossroads, published by Bower House in April 2021. In 2017 the Los Angeles Review of Books called Smith “a master of the essay and human interest profile form” and “one of the best nonfiction writers today.” He lives in Granby, Colorado.
The Rosenberry Lecture Series returns for the 2022-2023 season with speakers from around Colorado and the United States to shed new light on topics in Colorado history. Get one lecture free when you buy season tickets →
At 1 p.m. on the third Wednesday every month, you can hear from Colorado scholars and authors at History Colorado Center. Find full information on each talk here.