It is no secret that country singers have become more popular over the last few years, but it is only now that we are learning that some of them are having gender reassignment surgery. This is no small feat as many of these artists have been known to be very outspoken about their sexuality. Thankfully, they are not alone in this. Several other celebrities have gone through similar surgeries as well.
Kim Petras was born in Cologne, Germany. She is a transgender singer-songwriter. Her debut single, “I Don’t Want It At All,” was released in 2017 and reached several Spotify charts. Previously, Petras was known as Tim. However, she later changed her name to Kim.
When Petras was a teenager, she was already writing music and performing in German hair salons. She later decided to move to the United States to pursue her music career.
She spent a year in Los Angeles, working with producers and learning songwriting skills. In the summer of 2017, she scored a viral hit with “I Don’t Want It At All,” which helped her rise to the top of Spotify’s Viral Global Chart. That song also reached the UK Singles Chart.
Maren Morris is a well known country singer. She has earned a reputation for her song “Dear Hate” and other hits. However, she has faced criticism for her comments about the transgender community in recent years. And now, she has responded to the kerfuffle.
Her stand is a good one. It will likely receive favorable press, and it will earn her some industry love. But it might not make it to the CMA Awards gala. Some attendee’s opinion could prove to be a stumbling block.
The best part of this story is that Maren Morris has not resorted to plastic surgery. Instead, she has used her platform to raise money and awareness for the transgender community. In fact, she has done so to the tune of over $100,000.
When Christine Jorgensen underwent gender reassignment surgery, she made history. She was the first transgender person to receive significant media attention. This event also helped to further the understanding of the transgender community.
Prior to her operation, the only available treatment for her condition was hormone therapy. However, this method was not widely used at the time. The procedure was only available in Denmark and Sweden. As a result, her life had largely been characterized by discrimination.
In the years after her surgery, she worked at various jobs. Her appearances at nightclubs and lectures helped her become a prominent figure. She defended the rights of the transgender community and urged people to accept their differences.
By the end of her life, she suffered from bladder and lung cancer. She died in 1989.