Gila Goldstein, 1947-2017

A singer, actress, and advocate for trans and gay rights, Goldstein in 1960 was the first trans Israeli woman to have sanctioned sex reassignment surgery. She co-founded the nonprofit organization Aguda in 1975 to help LGBTQ youth, and she received Israel’s LGBT community prize for her activism in 2003. The 2010 documentary “That’s Gila, That’s Me,” directed by Alon Weinstock, tells her story.

Photo: Courtesy A Wider Bridge