Christine Jorgensen, the First American Transgender Celebrity | Episode 63


Christine Jorgensen was born George Jorgensen and the first American woman to undergo sex reassignment surgery. She went as far as Europe to receive confirmation from doctors there that her belief she was a woman was not a psychiatric disorder. She got it - and the surgery - and came back to the US a celebrity.

INTRO - 15:36 | Hannah shares an article about transgender people in sports - trigger warning: some intentional misgendering on the part of the author and content they cite.

16:37 - 48:15 | Deanna kicks off pride month with the story of our person of the week , Christine Jorgensen.


Parker Molloy twitter thread about transgender people in sports:

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