Christine Jorgensen

Pride Matters

By @pridematters1

In this series we look at various heroes and advocates of the LGBTQIA family.

In this article we focus of Transgender female, Christine Jorgensen. 

Christine Jorgensen was one of the first American trans women to be open and widely known in America for having sex reassignment surgery. She grew up in New York and shortly after high school was drafted in the U.S army for World War II. After the war and attending several schools, learning about transitioning surgery she travelled to Copenhagen to undergo a series of operations beginning in 1951.

On her return to America Christine became front page news in New York Daily news.  

She felt overwhelmed with headlines such as “Bronx boy becomes a girl” and “Ex – GI becomes blond beauty”, as you can imagine.

However she became a big hit in America, becoming an advocate for transgender persons, being visible working…

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THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: WINDING

Lost in Translation

Welcome to Thursday’s Special photo challenge again. Today’s theme is WINDING. Instead of sharing why I chose today’s theme, I would like you to read this great quote by Yeats:

Life is a journey up a spiral staircase; as we grow older we cover the ground covered we have covered before, only higher up; as we look down the winding stair below us we measure our progress by the number of places where we were but no longer are. The journey is both repetitious and progressive; we go both round and upward.

The example bellow shows a well from Quinta da Regaleira, a bewildering estate located near the historic centre of Sintra in Portugal. “Built at the turn of the 20th century owing to the rich imagination of its owner Carvalho Monteiro and that of Italian architect Luigi Manini, the estate is an enchanting property featuring a palace…

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