Today in LGBT history (1931) the first identifiable person to undergo gender reassignment surgery, Lili Elbe, died at the age of 49

September 13, 2013

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Today in LGBT history (1931) the first identifiable person to undergo gender reassignment surgery, Lili Elbe, died at the age of 49

Today in LGBT history (1931) the first identifiable person to undergo gender reassignment surgery, Lili Elbe, died at the age of 49. She passed away 3 months after her 5th surgery. Lili was thought to been born intersex (having both male and female anatomy) and had lived most of her life as a man. She married a woman, Gerda, in 1904 and spent the next several decades living openly as a lesbian couple before her death. H/t to my friend Jim Bergstrom for the photo and the information. He shares this history daily.

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One Comment on “Today in LGBT history (1931) the first identifiable person to undergo gender reassignment surgery, Lili Elbe, died at the age of 49”

  1. psychologistmimi Says:

    what an interesting story

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