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Life Story: Christine Jorgensen (1926-1989)

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The story of an overnight pop culture icon who used her celebrity status to advocate for the acceptance of transgender people.

Christine Jorgensen, 47, poses for photographers in a swimsuit

Christine Jorgensen, 47, poses for photographers in a swimsuit, 1967. Miami Beach, Florida. The Everett Collection.

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Christine Jorgensen waves as she boards an airplane at Copenhagen, Denmark

Christine Jorgensen waves as she boards an airplane at Copenhagen, Denmark, 1953. The Everett Collection.

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AMERICAN IDENTITY AND CITIZENSHIP; AMERICAN CULTURE

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