Every day, the LGBT community makes progress towards becoming a welcome part of society. This is due in large part to the number of influential individuals who have recently identified themselves as members of the group known as the gay community. One person who has certainly done a lot and was one of the most influential people in the community is Lynette Nusbacher, an American historian, military expert, and author who underwent sexual re-integration surgery in 2007.
Lynette Nusbacher’s Facts
Nusbacher’s scientific work brought her into the limelight since the early 1990s, but her decision to change from a man to a woman took it one step higher and further advanced the attention of the LGBT community she was to belong to. Before undergoing surgery, the military expert, who is highly qualified in strategy research and war studies, was known for her appearances on the History Channel as Dr. Aryeh Nusbacher. She also appeared as a military expert in the early episodes of the TV game show Time Commanders, which premiered in 2003.
Lynette Nusbacher’s Background and Life Before Transformation
Lynette Nusbacher, as we know her today, was born as Aryeh Judah Schoen Nusbacher on December 17, 1966, in New York, USA. She was raised by Jewish parents, Waynes and Kelly Maines, alongside her twin brother Jonas Maines. Unlike his brother, who has become a sister, Jonas keeps away from the media, and not much is known about him in public.
Nusbacher studied at the University of Toronto and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and economics in 1988. She then moved to the Royal Military College, where she acquired in-depth knowledge of intelligence and management and received a Master of Arts in War Studies in 1994. Her next station was the University of Oxford, where she obtained a doctorate in British Modern History.
Other schools that Lynette Nusbacher later attended were Cranfield University School of Management for short courses, where she took a course on organizational leadership, and the National School of Government.
Details of Her Career Achievements, Books, and Other Publications
Immediately after graduating from the University of Toronto, Lynette Nusbacher stayed at the Institute to begin her career. She worked as an administrative employee at the school for 6 years until she left the Institute in 1994 to work as a Logistics Officer in the Canadian Armed Forces. She then worked in the Cabinet Office in London, where she was Head of the Strategy Horizons Department.
Lynette Nusbacher had her first teaching assignment at the University of Reading in Berkshire before joining the prestigious Royal Military Academy in 1999 to lecture on war studies. She remained a Senior Lecturer at the Academy until 2013.
Nusbacher’s fame increased even further in 2011 when she founded “Nusbacher Associates” – a blog designed to educate readers about the future of cyber technology. Her love and curiosity for historical facts drove her further to found “Devil Advocacy” – a group dedicated to examining skeptical views by digging for information on the subject in the past.
As an author, Lynette Nusbacher has written books such as The Battle of Bannockburn 1314 and War and Conflict. In addition to books, she has published online articles about the Times of Israel. The historian also has a section in her blog that contains articles about war, Aleppo refugees, and other topics of her interest.
What To Know about Lynette Nusbacher’s Transformation from Male to Female
Lynette Nusbacher’s gender transformation took place in 2007, after which her popularity continued to grow. In view of her tremendous professional achievements, the military expert was named one of the 100 most influential LGBT people in the United Kingdom by Independent on Sunday.
Since her decision to transform, many people, especially supporters of her work, have become curious why exactly she made such a life-changing decision. However, the historian has chosen not to lose sight of the issue.
Before she changed, Nusbacher was married to a woman named Melanie Bright. They were married on June 7, 1998, and their decision to transform seems to have had little to no impact on their marriage, as the couple has remained together ever since. Melanie has been very supportive of her partner since her sex change and even went so far as to ward off the prying eyes of the media when they ask her about the reasons for her decision or about Nusbacher’s state of mind. According to reports, the couple and their two children still live together in Surrey, England.
On the career front, not much has changed for Lynette Nusbacher since her sex change in 2007. The sex change took place when she taught at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, where she is said to have taught two members of the British Royal Family: Prince Williams and Prince Harry.
Peter Pearson, who was Major General of the Academy at the time, had given orders to treat Nusbacher with respect and not to tolerate any mockery of her person. He had also ordered that from then on she should be called “Ma’am”. She would teach at the academy for another 7 years before she would leave the academy in 2013.