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January 23, 2014

'Loving George' Inspired by Story of America's First Famous Transsexual; Performance Set for Jan. 28

"Loving George," a one-man theatrical performance inspired by the true-life story of Christine Jorgensen, America's first famous transsexual, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, at the University Theatre. The play, which is free, will be performed by the author, Andrew Fortman.

In the 1950s, Jorgensen (born as George Jorgensen) traveled oversees and underwent controversial hormone therapy and an eventual sexual reassignment surgery and returned to the United States, where she gained instant fame and notoriety. This production follows her groundbreaking story, giving voice to Christine, George and others who accompanied her along the way. A social to follow the performance.

Co-sponsors of the performance at ODU are the Women's Center, Safe Space, theatre department, Starving Artists, Alpha Psi Omega and the Women's Center.