On my worst behavior
47-50 Rockefeller Center “Everybody has had some such a dream, but they’ve put it aside and gone on with their humdrum life. And then they see the street performer and see that somebody is managing to get away with it, with life, and managing to live between the cracks. I may never do it they say, but if somebody’s going to do it, it means my dream is still alive and maybe one day I’ll do it. It’s not too late.”
This photo always cheers me up a bit. It’s a front-page article from 1955 about Christine Jorgensen, one of the first women to have sex-reassignment surgery.
Since the text is a bit small and I couldn’t find a larger copy, here’s what the small blurb says:
A World of a Difference
George W. Jorgensen, Jr., son of a Bronx carpenter, served in the Army for two years and was given honorable discharge in 1946. Now George is no more. After six operations, Jorgensen’s sex has been changed and today she is a striking woman, working as a photographer in Denmark. Parents were informed of the big change in a letter Christine (that’s her new name) sent to them recently.
This article is 58 years old, and it’s more respectful of Christine’s pronoun choices and name than some publications are today. It makes me happy to see a newspaper be respectful of a trans person’s choice of name and pronouns like that.
I like how they just avoid pronouns in pre-re-reassignment and just used names it’s a nice touch. this article from four years before my dad was born is more respectful than many adults and news agencies in the year of luigi
I never realize how soft my cat is until I’m drunk… And I mean a real cat. Not my vagina.