Mass. inmate on decade-long quest for sex change

BOSTON - Every day, when Michelle Kosilek goes out in the yard at the all-male Norfolk state prison, she hears the nasty remarks yelled by fellow inmates: "Freak!" ”Faggot!" ”Act like a man!"

She’s gotten used to the insults, but says she’ll never be able to accept life as a man.

Kosilek, who was born male and named Robert, was convicted of murdering his wife in 1990 and sentenced to life in prison. In 1993, Kosilek legally became Michelle and now identifies as a woman.  More

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