I knew that Mrs. Parks wasn't the first, I didn't know the details about Ms. Colvin. Can I just say here how damn proud I am of this girl? That young, pregnant, fighting the law? She had every reason to hide & she stood up instead. Good on her.
Renowned British military surgeon James Barry was a pioneer in his field and enjoyed a celebrated and highly-accomplished career for over 50 years. After his death in 1865, it was discovered that he was actually a woman named Margaret Ann Bulkley. Source