Known as the “Grandmother of Transgender Law,” Phyllis Randolph Frye has been helping trans people navigate the intricacies of an LGBTQ-unfriendly legal system since the mid-’70s. She’s weathered both personal and professional storms over that time. Soon after her first marriage ended, she met her current wife, Trish (Frye asked that we not share her last name). In 2010, Frye made history when Mayor Annise Parker (one of the nation’s first LGBTQ big-city mayors) appointed her Associate Judge for Houston Municipal Courts.
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