Transgender Female Erica Kay Optioning Her Book Bound Between Love in Connection to Her Lawsuit Against the State of Florida for Gender Discrimination
Jennifer Etherton, Yahoo! Contributor Network
Oct 28, 2011 http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/9089277/transgender_female_erica_kay_optioning.html?cat=17
Transgender activist and personality Erica Kay is optioning her autobiography Bound Between Love. In addition to this groundbreaking exposé of Ms. Kay's life, a script based on the book is currently being written by renowned screenwriter Monica Sun of Shadow Majic Films/20th Century Fox and should be completed by early Spring 2012. Once the script is finalized pre-production will begin on the first feature transgender biography to hit the big screen in the United States. This history-making project has already begun to attract the attention of some of Hollywood's elite personalities and financiers.
As a historical transgender figure, Erica Kay began breaking down barriers at the tender age of 17 when in 1967 she became the first person to undergo transition surgery in the United States under the care of Dr. Harry Benjamin and Dr. Benito Rish at Yonkers Professional Hospital. Prior to Erica Kay's transition; this type of surgery was illegal in the United States. Individuals seeking transition surgery before 1967 were forced to travel outside of the United States to receive their medical treatment.