Christine Jorgensen


Born
May 30, 1926

Died
May 03, 1989

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Christine Jorgensen (born George William Jorgensen, Jr.) was the first widely known person to have sex reassignment surgery.

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Christine Jorgensen: A Pers...

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“The most frustrating and difficult part of such an accusation is that the writer has a column at his disposal, and the victim has no such platform from which to retaliate. One can only sit back in anger, and let the scandalmongers play the same old insistent tune on their pornograph.”
Christine Jorgensen, Christine Jorgensen: A Personal Autobiography

“I've often wondered why there should be some people who want everything about me to be false or masculine, or what my critics would say if I suddenly appeared with close-cropped hair, no makeup and in men's clothing. I strongly suspect that, too, would leave them unsatisfied.”
Christine Jorgensen, Christine Jorgensen: A Personal Autobiography

“Unfortunately, this type of character defamation often follows the victim doggedly, and on occasion, has done irreparable damage. If retractions are printed, which is rare in the offending newspapers, they are seldom noted by the reader. I think it can be compared adequately to taking a bag full of feathers to a high hill and throwing them into the wind--retrieving all of them would be an impossible job.”
Christine Jorgensen, Christine Jorgensen: A Personal Autobiography