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Most Famous Transgenders

Friday, Jan 31, 2014, 9:27 am

#12 Christine Jorgensen

It all started with Christine Jorgensen. Born in 1926, she was the first person in the United States to gain recognition for having gender reassignment surgery in 1951. Beginning her life as George Jorgensen, Jr., she was drafted into the army during World War II, and after discharge she had the surgery done in Switzerland, the only country that had doctors who could perform this type of surgery at the time.

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