Go to here for the full article and more pictures. Article highlights:
This is 66-year-old Kerry Whybrow, dressed in a full-length custom-made lilac dress, tying the knot for the first time as a woman three years after undergoing a sex change on the NHS.
Her partner is Alcia Evans, a mother of one and almost 30 years her junior, who met Miss Whybrow through an international dating website.
Miss Whybrow spent 22 years in the fire service, fathered a daughter and enjoyed pursuits such as shark fishing, rugby and shooting during three marriages as the then Roger Steed.
The 6ft 2in former angling instructor met Miss Evans in 2008 but had spent just a fortnight with the 37-year-old Jamaican before she flew to England to prepare for their ‘wedding’.
Miss Evans, who has been living in Salt Lake City in the United States, arrived in December on a six month visa, which the couple hope will be extended in the light of their civil partnership.
While Miss Whybrow’s only child, Heather, 41, snubbed the ceremony – having disowned her father in 2005 when the then Mr Steed announced he wanted to change gender – the wedding was attended by his third wife Cindy Steed, who even hosted a reception at her bungalow outside King’s Lynn.
But I particularly like a couple of the comments on the article:
Wow, you could never tell she was a man.
– paul, Melton U.K., 12/2/2011 11:24
Lost for words really.
– Wind, In The Willows, 12/2/2011 10:26
Sex change operation on the NHS is wrong ! It is time to stop it and use the money on more important operations.
– stan white, leeds. uk, 12/2/2011 8:38
“(Miss Evan’s) parents do not know she is a lesbian, let alone that she has just entered into a civil partnership with a woman who was formerly a man.” They do now…
– Tanis, T.O., Canada, 12/2/2011 8:31
the photo looks like its from a comedy film—why do men who change sex think they look like a woman?? because they so clearly dont just look ,he looks like a bloke in drag be honest!!?
– miss shirley , borehamwood herts England, 12/2/2011 7:17
Chopping off your meat & two veg does not make you into a woman!
– Robbie, Hamilton NZ, 12/2/2011 4:48
and the best for last, from Dave of South Yorkshire who says:
I’m in a similar position myself – a transgendered, lesbian-identified bio-male, and I too am intending to transition. Thanks for leading the way, both of you! And thanks, Daily Mail, for a sympathetic take on the story – something the left-wing lot would have us believe you were incapable of x
– Dave Winstanley, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, 12/2/2011 11:28
‘Dave the bio-male lesbian’. ROTFLMAO. Sure Dave. Sure.
The point of my twanzphobic “Tootsie of the Week” post is to show that most M2Ts are not as convincing as ‘women’ as they maintain, and that most of the general population see you as ‘dudes in drag’.
It is also worthy to note that most of the online M2Ts that do post (tiny) pictures of themselves, have very poorly-lit shots – in the hopes that peeps will be as convinced of their womanhood. Sorry, but you remain unconvincing – you may have deluded yourself, but very few others.
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Of course, “Tootsie” is the title of the 1982 film where out-of-work actor Michael Dorsey disguises himself as Dorothy Michaels in order to get work in a soap opera. Both parts played by Dustin Hoffman, the latter role with a shitload of pancake make-up.
And, boo-hoo for the ‘transmisogyny’ in the film, as it actually shows the level of sexual harassment that FAB women routinely face. The character of Dorothy Michaels is believed, by all the other characters in the film, to be legitimately FAB, and gets treated the exact same way as any other FAB. No special snowflake status for being trans.
We keep trying to tell you M2Ts that sexism and misogyny sucks, that we have not been complaining over inconsequential little matters. If you pass as a ‘woman’, you get treated exactly the same as us FABs. If you don’t pass as a ‘woman’ and are seen as a ‘dude in drag’, then you get homophobia.
See also, standard blog disclaimer.