Before starting my new appointment at Berkeley, I worked during the summer of 1982 teaching English at the Rainbow, School for Girls, an all-girls school which openly welcomes transsexual girls. I taught one class in English composition; I had one pre-op transsexual among my students. She had her own counselor. I was reading more and more literature on transsexualism for my own benefit. I continued to feel that the girl of my dreams was a genetic female; I still didn't have enough experience with dating transsexual women to feel that it would be possible that the girl of my dreams was born a boy.