The visibility of trans people has taken great leaps in the past couple of years. The release of The Danish Girl is well timed to continue that trend.
Lili Elbe was born Einar Wegener in 1882. Einar became an award winning painter of rather restrained landscapes. She died aged 49, legally a woman, with a passport in the name Lili Elbe, after undergoing five experimental operations for gender confirmation.