Sunday, 11 September 2016
grace under pressure
You have to hand it to Christine Jorgensen. She was dignified, cultured and patient during a time of extreme ignorance on this subject.
Just get a good look at Joe Pyne's face when he discovers that "transvestites" are heterosexual.
If you think we are in the dark now imagine 1966 when Harry Benjamin had only just published his famous book.
That first patient of Hirschfeld that she mentions but doesn't name is likely Lili Elbe. Also John Hopkins no longer performs the surgeries and you might have seen Paul McHugh being quoted in articles for Christian Conservative sites.
Note also how Ms. Jorgensen does not even wince when Pyne States that she was "sexually disturbed".