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Christine Jorgensen

(1926-1989)

 

— Rainbow Honor Walk —

 
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By Barry Swackhamer, November 18, 2016
1. Christine Jorgensen Marker
Inscription.  American entertainer whose highly publicized gender change in the 1950s first brought widespread mainstream attention to transgender issues.
 
Erected 2014 by Rainbow Honor Walk.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicCivil RightsEntertainmentWomen. In addition, it is included in the Rainbow Honor Walk 🏳️‍🌈 series list.
 
Location. 37° 45.577′ N, 122° 26.097′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on Castro Street near 19th Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 580 Castro Street, San Francisco CA 94114, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Randy Shilts (a few steps from this marker); Harry Hay (a few steps from this marker); Harvey Milk (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Harvey Milk (within shouting distance of this marker); Gertrude Stein
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By Diane Phillips
2. Christine Jorgensen Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Keith Haring (within shouting distance of this marker); Sylvester (within shouting distance of this marker); Allen Ginsberg (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
More about this marker. This marker is embedded in the sidewalk.
 
Additional keywords. LGBT, LGBTQ
 
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3. Christine Jorgensen
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4. Christine Jorgensen Headlines
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 20, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 266 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 20, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.   2. submitted on August 19, 2020, by Diane Phillips of Pittsburg, California.   3, 4. submitted on November 20, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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