This week in LGBTQ history: Celebrating and honoring Christine Jorgensen

Christine Jorgensen was born 90 years ago, on May 30, 1926.  An American trans woman, she was the first person to become widely known for having sex reassignment surgery. Upon graduation from the Bronx’s Christopher Columbus High School in 1945, she was drafted into the U.S. Army for World War II. Afterward she attended several schools, worked, and then heard about transitioning surgery. She traveled to Copenhagen, Denmark, and began undergoing a series of operations starting in 1951. (Mentions the Legacy Walk)