1953 Transgender News

Standard Disclaimer: This page is a listing and links to news items regarding transgender persons from 1953. It is ordered by date of appearance in the news, not the date of the event. Note that the text summaries are not transcripts.

June 18, 1953. Jet Magazine

Charles Robert Brown, a male “shake dancer” from Pittsburgh, has announced that he intends to follow in Christine Jorgensen’s footsteps and travel to Europe for surgery to change his sex. His intention upon having such change performed is to marry Sgt. Eugene Martin, currently serving in Frankfort, Germany.

August 6, 1953. Jet Magazine

Charles Robert Brown, a male “shake dancer” from Pittsburgh who intended to travel to Europe for surgery to change his sex, has put his travel plans on hold due to needing to pay for a $500 face-lift.

October 15, 1953. Jet Magazine

Charles Robert Brown, a male “shake dancer” from Pittsburgh who intended to travel to Europe for surgery to change his sex, has put his travel plans on hold again due to needing to pay off a $1,200 income tax bill..

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