Wednesday, February 13, 2013

My Christine Jorgensen Story

I took a journalism class when I attended the University of Connecticut in 1972. 

Our professor randomly assigned stories to us budding reporters. One of my assignments was to report on a talk that Christine Jorgensen was presenting at the University, coincidentally in Jorgensen Auditorium.

As a closeted crossdressing 21-year-old, I was thrilled with the assignment, but had to feign disinterest so as not to give anything away!

I attended the talk and was in awe of the woman, who used to be a man. 

I had seen photos, but had never encountered a trans-person in person, at least, not to my knowledge. Seeing Christine up on the stage giving her talk was my first trans-encounter and it was a very positive experience. There was no doubt in my mind that Christine was really a woman and it gave me pause that maybe I was one, too.

Actor Bradford Louryk femulating on stage in Christine Jorgensen Reveals, 2006.


Wearing Marc New York.

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