Thursday, November 26, 2009

April Ashley: 50 happy years for sex-swap pioneer

Britain's first transsexual is, in a new exhibition, again challenging ideas about gender, identity and DNA.

April Ashley
April Ashley Photo: GEOFF PUGH

'It always makes me laugh when people say I was born a man," says April Ashley, who in 1960 became the first Briton to undergo sex-change surgery. "I was born a baby, not a man. From the year dot, I knew I was female, so as soon as I could kneel down to say my prayers, it would be 'God bless Mummy, God bless Daddy, and please let me wake up and be a girl.' " MORE HERE.

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