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May 3rd – Christine Jorgensen

Christine Jorgensen

30th May 1926 – 3rd May 1989

“I gave the sexual revolution a good swift kick in the pants”

-Christine Jorgensen


Christine Jorgensen was a transgender woman who is famous for being the first person to undergo gender reassignment surgery and hormone replacement treatment.

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February 11th – Jarena Lee

Jarena Lee

11th February 1783 – 1864

““And why should it be thought impossible, heterodox, or improper for a woman to preach? Seeing the Saviour died for the woman as well as for the man. If the man may preach, because the Saviour died for him, why not the woman? Seeing he died for her also. Is he not a whole Saviour, instead of a half one?”

Jarena Lee


Jarena Lee was an African American free woman who, after an intense religious awakening, became the first women authorized to preach in the African Methodist Episcopal Church in America. Continue reading “February 11th – Jarena Lee”

January 3rd – Mary Daly

Mary Daly

16th October 1928 – 3rd January 2010

“It is the creative potential itself in human beings that is the image of god.”

Beyond God the Father, Mary Daly


Mary Daly was an American radical feminist theologian who famously wrote that “if God is male then male is God”.
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