Ersoy, Bülent

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Name
Ersoy, Bülent Gender: MF
born on 9 June 1952 at 04:23 (= 04:23 AM )
Place Istanbul, Turkey, 41n01, 28e58
Timezone EET h2e (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Wotan
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 18°11' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 00°23 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 14°37'



Bülent Ersoy (2013)
photo: Lubunya, license cc-by-sa-3.0

Biography

Turkish singer and actress known as one of the most popular singers of Turkish music, and nicknamed Diva by her fans. Ersoy has many famous hits such as "Geceler" (Nights), "Beddua" (Curse), "Maazallah" (God Forbid!), "Biz Ayrılamayız" (We Cannot Break Up), "Sefam Olsun" (I Enjoy Myself), and "Bir Tanrıyı Bir de Beni Sakın Unutma" (Never Ever Forget God and Me). Ersoy has released more than thirty albums and made a name for herself in Turkish music history.

Ersoy began her career as a male singer, in the genre of Turkish classical music, and became an actor early on. Her grandparents played classical Turkish music and she first took private lessons and then studied at Istanbul Municipal Conservatory. Already one of Turkey's most popular singers and actors, she gained international notoriety in April 1981 after having sex reassignment surgery in London by a British plastic surgeon. She kept the name "Bülent" even though it is a typically masculine name.

After the operation, Ersoy found herself in opposition to 1980 Turkish coup d'état of Kenan Evren. In a crackdown on "social deviance," Ersoy's public performances were banned along with those of other transgender people. To circumvent the ban, she petitioned the Turkish courts to legally recognize her as a woman. The petition was rejected in January 1982. Days later, she attempted suicide. In 1983, she left Turkey in protest of the Evren regime's repressive policies and continued her career in Germany. Later on in the decade in 1989 Evren left office and many of his policies were rescinded.

Ersoy continued her career mostly in Germany in addition to Turkey. Along with her musical career, she made several Turkish movies in Germany.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Health : Medical procedure April 1981 (Sex reassignment surgery)
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Source Notes

Wotan quotes her.

Categories

  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Surgery (Sex reassignment)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Turkey to Germany)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Sex Organs (Sex reassignment surgery)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Transgender M-to-F
  • Personal : Death : Suicide Attempt
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Folk Music (Ottoman classical music, Arabesque)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc. (Ottoman classical music, Arabesque)
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ social