She borrowed a man’s suit from her brother-in-law James Gray whose name she assumed.

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In modern days, transvestitism (dressing as a member of the opposite sex) has become a fairly commonplace occurrence.

But in the past it was not only frowned upon, it was often seen as sinful.

in 1911, Cashier moved to a soldier’s retirement home. When Marinus refused the advances, the innkeeper’s daughter claimed that “he” had seduced her and she was pregnant.

After her mind began to deteriorate, attendants gave her a bath and discovered her true sex. Cashier died in 1915 and was buried in her military garb. Marinus refused to debunk the claims by showing that she was, in fact, female, and she was kicked out of the monastery. To make matters worse, Marinus was forced to take custody of the child and raise him.

Saint Joan of Arc dressed as a man to protect her virginity whilst living amongst soldiers and it proved to be her downfall when a kangaroo court found her guilty of heresy and executed her.

But Saint Joan was not out to deceive and her trial was overturned and her good name restored.

According to Lana she stopped “dating” Brandon at this time.

When Brandon’s arrest was published in the paper under her proper name, Lotter and Nissen discovered the truth. Brandon went to the police but a large number of administrative errors resulted in her case not being investigated.

In 1862, Hodgers disguised herself as a man and enlisted in the 95th Illinois Infantry Regiment under the name Albert Cashier. Cashier was captured in battle but managed to escape back to Union lines after overpowering a guard.