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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.
 
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.
 
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 (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.
 
Also see . . .  Ex-GI Becomes Blonde Beauty - christimejorgensen.org. On December 1, 1952,
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By Unknown
2. Christine Jorgensen
a very private life became a matter of public record as the New York Daily News headline screamed. EX-GI BECOMES BLONDE BEAUTY: OPERATONS TRANSFORM BRONX YOUTH Christine Jorgensen, a World War II-era GI became the subject of often lurid questions and cheap, hackneyed jokes. Yet, she rose above all that, setting her gentle voice to music and her mind to education. She had not sought publicity, but publicity gave her an opening to light a small candle on behalf of those who shared her entrapment in the wrong gender.
(Submitted on November 20, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Civil RightsNotable Persons
 
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By Various
3. Christine Jorgensen Headlines
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 20, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 159 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 20, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
 
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