2/10 Transgender Notables
At least to me.
This one took me by pleasurable surprise!
Researching for this article, I came across Ms. Jorgensen while looking through a gallery of other trans mentionables. However, after reading through her articles and stories, I am not upset to have spent the time. She was a revolutionary woman. She only wanted to be her, but managed to create one hell of a story just being her. (She was rather cheeky, too.)
Born and raised in the Bronx to an average working class family, she graduated high school then served in the military. After being discharged, she went to community college, then to photography school and, finally, to dental school.
It was around this time she became aware of sexual reassignment and began taking estrogen. In 1951, she obtained permission to enter Denmark and undergo multiple surgeries to correct her body. In 1953, she returned to the US being instantly inundained with reporters and publicity seekers. She brushed aside their deliberate attacks on her and denounced that if people wanted to know her story they would have to pay her for it. And, oh gurl, did they!
Her story is funny, fascinating and such a wonderful read.
1-10: Definite 10.
(Just because I can I've attached her favorite performance piece below.)
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