The first chapter in this section focuses on how the social acceptability of Christine Jorgenson
's transition was facilitated through her ability to perform a (hetero) normative white womanhood, which worked against the opportunities available to Black trans women.
Many older Americans recall the transition of Christine Jorgenson
. Born George Jorgenson, she became a celebrity after traveling to Denmark in 1952 for gender-confirming surgery.
1952: Christine Jorgenson
became the first person to admit in public to having a sex change.