Lili Elbe: Google dedicates Doodle to Danish transgender pioneer

Lili Elbe can be seen as Google Doodle on Wednesday. She is believed to be one of the first people to have sex reassignment surgery.

the essentials in brief – The Danish artist can be seen as a Google Doodle on Wednesday. – Lili Elbe is considered a transgender pioneer.

Today, Wednesday, the Danish artist Lili Elbe can be seen on the Google Doodle.

She is believed to be one of the first people to have sex reassignment surgery. Lili Elbe was born Einar Wegener on December 28, 1882 in Vejle, Denmark .

During her first year at the Copenhagen Art Academy, Lili met Gerda, who she later married. In total, the transgender pioneer underwent four surgeries.

After the first operation, Lili Elbe officially called herself that and received new papers. Whereupon the Danish king annulled the marriage to Gerda Wegener .

Lili Elbe showed up in dresses

Lili has often acted as a model for Gerda, appearing as an elegant woman in iconic dresses even before the first operation. As a result, the desire grew to make not only the appearance, but also the body of a woman.

A few months after the fourth and last operation, the painter died on September 12, 1931 surrounded by her family. The cause of death remains unclear, with Elbe suffering from pain and weakness in the period following the last operation.