In her own words during a Los Angeles Times interview Jorgensen confided, "I am very proud now, looking back, that I was on that street corner 36 years ago when a movement started. After her vaginoplastyJorgensen planned to marry labor union statistician John Traub, but the engagement was called off. As a result, this revolution was a major advancement in the name of women's historyLGBT historybut especially under the subject of expanding gender identities. However, the couple was unable to obtain a marriage license because Jorgensen's birth certificate listed her as male. This new "psychological sex" showed that psychologically, one might not relate to one's biological sex. She is dressed conservatively in black pants and a black-and-pink floral blouse. A woman opens the door, quiets the pets and ushers the visitor into her sun-filled home decorated with an abundance of lush green plants.
Gender was thought of as a set binary where one could only be male or female that was permanent, but Jorgensen's case questioned that stability.
Transsexual wins right to marry
She was known for her directness and polished wit. Archived from the original on February 20, She obtained special permission from the Danish Minister of Justice to undergo a series of operations in that country. It was the sexual revolution that was going to start with or without me. In Jorgensen's words, "My second operation, as the previous one, was not such a major work of surgery as it may imply.
He wrote, "Indeed Christine, without you, probably none of this would have happened; the grant, my publications, lectures, etc. A woman opens the door, quiets the pets and ushers the visitor into her sun-filled home decorated with an abundance of lush green plants. Well, that person is no more and, as you can see, I'm in marvelous spirits. Transsexual Christine Goodwin has won her battle in the European Court of Human Rights to be recognised as a woman and to marry under British law. She became an instant celebrity, using the platform to advocate for transgender people and became known for her directness and polished wit. Views Read Edit View history. Not the First Although Jorgensen was not the first person to undergo a sex-change operation in Europe, the publicity earned her a permanent spot in history.