Lynette Nusbacher biography: Brother, wife, son and life before transition
Dr Lynette Nusbacher never hesitated when she decided to change her entire life by getting gender reassignment surgery, and it proved to be the right choice for her.
She became a huge inspiration to the transgender community when she embraced her female identity.
Before her transition, the frequent viewers of the History Channel had a chance to see her under the name Dr Aryeh Nusbacher.
This woman has gained a lot of experience over the years and had a pleasure to share her knowledge and bravery with the public.
The well-known historian and expert in military affairs was born in New York, United States, to the Christian parents.
Her birth name was Aryeh Judah Schoen Nusbacher. Her birthday is on December 17th, 1966, which means that she was born under the Sagittarius star sign. The ethnicity of Lynette is American-Caucasian.
Lynette received her education at the University of Toronto, where she received her Bachelor degree in Economics and History in 1988. She later proceeded to pursue her Master’s degree in the War Studies discipline from Royal Military College.
At this institution, she gained her profound knowledge of military and management. In 1994, she successfully obtained her Master’s degree. Afterwards, Lynette understood that this is where her heart lied and went on to work on her Doctor of Philosophy degree at the University of Oxford. This challenge was a success for her.
This bright woman never quit getting educated in various fields. For instance, some other educational institutions she attended were the National School of Government, as well as the Cranfield School of Management. She became a student there in hopes to learn more about leadership and develop her organisational skills. Lynette chose to receive this knowledge later in life, around 2009-2010.
The interesting fact is that Lynette worked along with her education. She received her first job in 1988 when she got hired for the position of an administrator at the University of Toronto. Lynette worked there for six years until 1994.
Then, she joined the Canadian Armed Forces, becoming the logistics officer in this military group. Her next significant work experience was being the senior lecturer – she has been teaching at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, for fourteen years, starting in 1999 and quitting in 2013. Together with this job, she also managed to visit the University of Reading and give lectures there from 2006 to 2012. At one point, she even was a teacher of the royal family members Prince William and Prince Harry!
In 2003, Lynette first appeared on television. She made her debut in the series called “Time Commanders”, where she proved to be a brilliant expert in military history. Later on, she appeared in all the next episodes of the series.
She worked on the show for two years until 2005 and contributed to it a lot. 2006 was the year when our main character became an LMC consultant in the subject of war studies, and in 2007 she got a position of Senior Intelligence Advisor in the United Kingdom’s cabinet office.
In 2008, she got promoted to the Head of Strategic Horizons.
Before her transition into a woman, which she went through in 2007, Lynette was known as a man named Aryeh Nusbacher.
At one point in her life, she decided to change her life drastically and go through gender reassignment surgery.
Lynette has not given any public comments about her transition, or the factors that inspired her to make such a life-changing decision. It is commonly believed that she transitioned from man to woman during her time teaching at the Royal Military Academy.
Peter Pearson, the school’s Major General, was supportive of her decision and demanded from the students to call her “Ma’am”, also stating that people who make snide remarks towards her will face punishment.
Some photos are floating around the internet of Lynette Nusbacher before and after the transition, where you can see how much she changed.
However, the historian would prefer people to accept her new identity rather than reminisce the old one. Ever since she came out as a transgender woman, she became a great inspiration for other people like her.
The surgery has not affected the quality of her work in any way, and nowadays she is more passionate about teaching and writing than ever before.
The Independent on Sunday tabloid even mentioned her in the rating of 100 most influential members of LGBT community (known as “Pink List” or “Rainbow List”) for three consecutive years, from 2011 to 2013. She ended up in the 53rd, 68th, and 77th position respectively.
The famous military historian is in a long-time happy relationship with her wife. She met the love of her life, Melanie Bright, long before her transition. The two started dating in 1997. They got married on June 7th, 1998, and are still very happy together.
Last year, they celebrated their 20th anniversary of marriage. Lynette and Melanie live together with their two children in Guildford, Surrey, England.