Gila Goldstein

Gila Gold­stein (Hebrew: גילה גולדשטיין‎; 18 Decem­ber 1947 – 5 Feb­ru­ary 2017) was an Israeli actress and singer, trans­gen­der rights activist, one of the first activists of the Agu­da, the old­est and largest LGBT orga­ni­za­tion in Israel. She is con­sid­ered the first trans­gen­der woman in Israel and LGBT icon.

Risultati immagini per Gila Goldstein


Gila Goldstein
Born Abraham Goldstein
December 18, 1947
Turin, Italy
Died 5 February 2017 (aged 69)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Nationality Israeli
Occupation Actress, activist


Gila Gold­stein was born in Turin and assigned male at birth with name Abra­ham Gold­stein. After immi­grat­ing to Israel she lived in Haifa. Gold­stein real­ized she was trans­gen­der in 1960 and changed her name to Gila. She worked as a pros­ti­tute in Haifa before hav­ing sex reas­sign­ment surgery in Bel­gium in 1960 — the first offi­cial­ly doc­u­ment­ed sex reas­sign­ment surgery for an Israeli. In the ear­ly 1970s, Gold­stein lived in Europe and worked as a dancer and striptease per­former. When she returned to Israel, she per­formed in night­clubs and bars, includ­ing Bar 51. She served as the pro­to­type of one of the char­ac­ters in Amos Gut­man’s film “Bar 51”.

Gold­stein record­ed sev­er­al songs and per­formed them in “Allen­by 58” club in 1990s. In 1998, togeth­er with Nino Orsiano she had music pro­gram on the local radio.

She was award­ed the Israeli LGBT com­mu­ni­ty prize in 2003 and Mia­mi LGBT Film Fes­ti­val Award for the best sup­port­ing actress for her role in “Good boys” in 2005. In 2010 she starred in the TV series for chil­dren and in the same year, a doc­u­men­tary film was made about her life.

The orga­ni­za­tion that pro­vides assis­tance to trans­gen­der peo­ple was named after her in 2011. In 2015, in recog­ni­tion of her ser­vice to the com­mu­ni­ty, she had the hon­or to go at the head of the Tel Aviv pride parade.

Gila Gold­stein died of a stroke on Feb­ru­ary 5, 2017. She was buried a man by the name of Ilan Ronen. Orig­i­nal­ly it was report­ed as a request of her fam­i­ly, which was lat­er denied by fam­i­ly rep­re­sen­ta­tives. The funer­al was attend­ed by actors, politi­cians and rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the LGBT com­mu­ni­ty.


  • 2003 “Kulan” Hebrew.
  • 2005 “Good boys”. Grace, moth­er of Man­ny.
  • 2008 “Fuck­ing Dif­fer­ent Tel Aviv”
  • 2010 “That’s Gila, That’s Me”. Doc­u­men­tary.
  • 2010 “Hasam­ba, the third gen­er­a­tion”. TV Series




  1. That’s Gila, That’s Me”. 2010-10-04. Retrieved 2017-02-07.

External links


Share / Con­di­vi­di:
Questo articolo è stato pubblicato in Senza categoria da grognards . Aggiungi il permalink ai segnalibri.