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Tabu Toypro

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In 1930s Copenhagen, a Danish painter named Einar Wegener was asked by his wife to pose in women's clothing for a portrait. That event began a struggle between his known male persona and an emerging female self. He began leading a double life and doctors eventually labeled him as hysterical. But he did finally undergo a series of dangerous, experimental operations to be successfully reborn as Lili Elbe.

A new edition of the book, Man Into Woman, compiled from Lili's own letters and manuscripts, is available now.  It contains a forward written by a modern day transsexual.

There will also be a film based on David Ebershoff's debut novel The Danish Girl, in which Nicole Kidman will portray both Einar and Lili.

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In 1930s Copenhagen, a Danish painter named Einer Wegener was asked by his wife to pose in women's clothing for a portrait. That event began a struggle between his known male persona and an emerging female self. He began leading a double life and doctors eventually labeled him as hysterical. But he did finally undergo a series of dangerous, experimental operations to be successfully reborn as Lili Elbe.

A new edition of the book, Man Into Woman, compiled from Lili's own letters and manuscripts, is available now.  It contains a forward written by a modern day transsexual.

There will also be a film based on David Ebershoff's debut novel The Danish Girl, in which Nicole Kidman will portray both Einer and Lili.

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Interesting, I've never heard of this person. Was he like the first record male to female transsexual (someone who actually had the operations)?
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Yes, Einar's transformation into Lili was the first documented sex-change operation in the world! Here are some photos I found:

Before as Einar:




After as Lili:



Einar was married to Greta Wegener, who happens to be the artist that convinced him to dress as a woman for a portrait. She was a preacher's daughter who was well known for her orgy participation! Check out her work here: http://postcards.ameanet.org/index.php?cmd=categories&catid=9 





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