this is true ...I had an apartment in a small NJ town when the first trans gender operations were being done.
There was a teacher who was a "pioneer" in this wave, who lost his/her job, later to be reinstated by the courts.
One sunny afternoon, I opened my door to smell cigar smoke (no locked doors/small town).
On my couch was a 280 pounder with a plaid skirt, white frilly blouse, a matching "tam o' shanter", lipstick, rouge and a five o'clock shadow smoking a cigar.
My reaction .... "Who the f_ are you?" He/she was livid that I didn't recognize him/her .... and that "Renee Richards" is getting all the press (tennis trans type).
Turns out that he knew the lady who lived there before I did so he/she just walked in sat down got comfy.
Offered him/her a beer and had a chat. Still to this day I can't say HER because the visuals were so overpowering ..... a huge guy in a skirt.