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RIP Holly Boswell
« on: August 13, 2017, 02:51:08 pm »
From Dallas Denny:

I'm saddened to announce the passing of Holly Thomas Boswell. They passed away last night at a hospital in Asheville, North Carolina. I do not yet know the time or cause of their death.

Holly was enormously influential in the early days of the trans community, forming Phoenix, one of the earliest if not the first trans support group with open membership, participating in the formation of the Southern Comfort Conference, founding in 1993 the trans spiritual retreat Kindred Spirits, and, perhaps most importantly, writing The Transgender Alternative, an article which was simultaneously published in my journal Chrysalis and IFGE's then-named TV-TS Tapestry and which did much to lead the forming trans community away from its then binary view of gender.


Holly was such a beautiful soul.  RIP
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much. - Oscar Wilde




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Re: RIP Holly Boswell
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2017, 04:20:25 pm »


Rest in Peaceful bliss, Holly. Thank you for all you did for the (our) community.  :angel:

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Re: RIP Holly Boswell
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Re: RIP Holly Boswell
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2017, 08:16:35 pm »
This comes as a surprise to me. I met Holly in 1995. It was not the best of meetings, so I shall say no more about it here.
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Re: RIP Holly Boswell
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2017, 12:18:15 am »
Holly & Rainbows: https://callan.wordpress.com/2017/08/13/holly-rainbows/

Callen,

Welcome to the site.

Thanks for joining and sharing your speech and thoughts about Holly. We can find out a little about you on the site's link. However, if you have the time, maybe you could head over to the Introductions category and add some personal info so we get to know you better.


I also want to share some links with you. They include helpful information and the rules that govern the site. It is important for your enjoyment of the site to take a moment to go through them


Things that you should read


Once again, welcome to Susan's. Look around, ask questions and join in.

With warmth,

Jacqui
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Jacqueline from Joanna July 18, 2017
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Re: RIP Holly Boswell
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2017, 01:31:59 am »
Holly & Rainbows: [url=https://callan.wordpress.com/2017/08/13/holly-rainbows/]https://callan.wordpress.com/2017/08/13/holly-rainbows/][/url]
Holly & Rainbows: [url=https://callan.wordpress.com/2017/08/13/holly-rainbows/]https://callan.wordpress.com/2017/08/13/holly-rainbows/[/url]

Thank you for posting those gorgeous sentiments.

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Re: RIP Holly Boswell
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2017, 01:23:44 pm »
This is an article written by Nancy Nangeroni telling how she came to design the trans symbol of the lavender triangle containing a circle with the Mars symbol to the upper right, the Venus symbol at the bottom and the combination of the two on the upper left done in bright blue.   The original was sketched out by Holly in 1994 for another person who gave it to Nancy to design on the computer.  Just another one of Holly's contributions to the community.

http://www.gendertalk.com/tg-symbol/
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Re: RIP Holly Boswell
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2017, 06:03:28 pm »
RIP Holly,

It seems a lifetime ago since we met last. I was taking my first baby-steps at SCC. You were such an inspiration to me.

Thank you for guiding me in my journey towards becoming the person I am now. Until we meet again.....

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Re: RIP Holly Boswell
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2017, 03:57:10 pm »
I am also saddened to learn of Holly's passing.  I met them in 2006 and they kindly hosted me at their home as I attended a Phoenix Support Group meeting.   They were kind, thoughtful, welcoming and nurturing as I took my first steps of transition.  I also recall their fierce independence, strength and confidence in being exactly who they knew they were.  They were really ahead of their time in recognizing and embracing non-binary gender expression. I was so naive back then I had no clue, but looking back now I have so much appreciation and admiration for them. 

Rest In Peace fearless spirit.

Sarah
Began transition in 2005
HRT 2006
FFS Dr O 2007
GRS I + II Dr Meltzer 2008

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