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Christine Jorgensen december 11 world's first sex change

On this day December 11: Christine Jorgensen meets the press

On December 11, 1952, Christine Jorgensen fronted the world press in Copenhagen. Ten days before the New York Daily News ran the story Ex-GI Becomes Blonde Beauty. The article described Christine’s two years in Denmark undergoing hormone treatments and surgery. Other papers picked up on the story incorrectly naming her the ‘world’s first sex change’. …


Carlotta awarded AM in honours list

The 2020 Honours List announced tonight sees Carlotta awarded a Member of the Order of Australia. Carlotta received her award for services to the entertainment business and the LGBTIQ community. QNews spoke with Carlotta last week. The legendary showgirl began her career as an original cast member of the famous Kings Cross Les Girls in …

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