Photograph of Wilma Creith and friend taken in 1977

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Title

Photograph of Wilma Creith and friend taken in 1977

Subject

Trans

Description

This photograph of Wilma Creith (right) and a friend
from the Belfast Transvestite/ Transsexual Group was
taken at a house party in September 1977. For several
years Wilma was the organiser of the TV/TS group and
with others set up a transgender helpline that operated
one evening a week from the Cara-Friend offices.
Tragically, in August 1980 Wilma died as a result of a
blood clot after undergoing gender-realignment surgery in England. The Belfast Butterfly club was founded in September 1991, growing out of the former Belfast TV/TS Group run under the auspices of the Cara Friend organisation.

Creator

Sobey, Doug

Source

Ulster Museum Collection

Date

1977

Rights

© Photo by Doug Sobey, Ulster Museum Collection Items in this digital archive are covered by a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No-
Derivatives License. Please credit the LGBT HERITAGE PROJECT Northern Ireland, and provide a link back to this site.

Format

Photograph

Type

still image

Citation

Sobey, Doug, “Photograph of Wilma Creith and friend taken in 1977,” LGBTHistoryni, accessed August 15, 2022, https://lgbthistoryni.com/items/show/56.