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Christine Jorgenson Reveals, an interview by Nipsy Russell recorded on November 26, 1957, billed as "An intimate glimpse into the personal life of the worlds most sensational celebrity"

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00:00 Introduction
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27:32 Gender News
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  • "Gwen Araujo Story" to air on Lifetime on June 19
46:15 Question of the Week

"How do I figure out what I am? I didn't 'know from a very early age' that I was a girl, like I've heard countless transwomen say. I was a boy and I had friends who were boys and together we wore boy clothes and played rough games. But I was also sad when in first grade the girls didn't let me jump skipping ropes with them or teach me any clapping games and when I hear my present friends, whom I've come out to as trans, refer to me by female pronouns, I feel so warm and think that that's where I must belong. I know you can't tell me what I am, but can you tell me how I can find out for myself?"
(From: Anonymous)

54:35 Evelien's Diary, entry 40: "First Time Out"

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61:05 This week we present a historic interview with one of the most widely-known transgender pioneers. Christine Jorgensen Reveals, an interview by Nipsy Russell recorded on November 26, 1957, was at the time billed as "An intimate glimpse into the personal life of the worlds most sensational celebrity". Today, it stands as testimony to the grace, wisdom and honesty of this brave woman who became a beacon of hope for countless others.

This recording was available from the CD reissue company Repeat The Beat Records. Special thanks to Christine for making it available to GenderTalk and our listeners.

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