From L to R: “Groomness” Elen (formerly Alan) Heart (68), “Bridesmaid” Gabrielle, and “Bride” Jenny-Anne (formerly Paul) Bishop (65).
They are billed as a “transgender lesbian couple”, yet get married as a heterosexual couple even though same-sex partnerships are readily availabe in the UK.
Most importantly, are the “groomness” and “bride” still packing? YES! Both are still packing. Status of the “bridesmaid” remains unknown. So really, this “transgender lesbian” thing is a bit of a joke, particularly with the penis-count going on. Here’s the clue: Penis count greater than zero is NOT a lesbian relationship.
Anyway, on with the piccies of the “big day”:
Yeah, whatevs Tootsies.
To qualify for the het marriage, the “bride” underwent (supposedly) ‘gender reassignment surgery’ of breast augmentation and facial feminisation surgery – umm, if that is the ‘after’ on the facial feminisation surgery, would really hate to think what the ‘before’ would be.
No reports of whether any of their ex-wives attended this mocktacular event.
Given that they both still pack, they are homosexual males wearing dresses and lippy, not lesbians. These are both late ‘transitioners’ and probably always were latent homosexual dudes, but had internalised homophobia. Gawd knows what sorts of silly hide-the-penis games go on in their bedroom in trying to ‘play lesbians’, but I try not to think of such things. The ‘age factor’ stated for not getting full SRS seems a bit bullshit, and designed for the sympathy vote. If the “bridey” could go in for the silicone moob enhancement, then not too old for ops obviously. ‘Gender reassignment’ in the UK doesn’t even require surgery, just ‘treatment’ and ‘living like the opposite jendah’, so yeah, the UK Guv are mocktactular in and of themselves.
All I can say is that this sort of stupid publicity stunt (“twanzgender lesbians” still packing lots of penises) probably strengthens our view on twanz with the general public. Yep, the general public are going to be doing their own Tackle Status count in their heads too.
The full article, from yesterday’s Daily Mail:
(as an aside, it was in the News section, not the ‘Femail’ section, so I reckon the DM Editor did a Tackle Status count as well)
Two men who divorced their wives, came out as gay, became transgender lesbians, now MARRY after one has a sex change
* Jenny-Anne Bishop and Elen Heart fathered five children in previous relationships
* They first got together as a male gay couple in 2004 and proceeded to live as transgender lesbians
* Jenny-Anne had a gender reassignment op and they wed as ‘husband and wife’ in registry office ceremony
* They then had a church blessing service
A pair of transgender lesbians today told of their joy at becoming man and wife, and also wife and wife, on the same day – after one had a sex-change.
Jenny-Anne Bishop, 65, formerly called Paul, and Elen Heart, 68, who was once named Alan, initially got together as a male gay couple in 2004.
The pair, who are both divorced and have five grown-up children between them, lived together in Clwyd, Wales, for six years as transgender lesbians.
But the couple decided against surgery due to the associated risks at their age until last year – when Jenny-Anne went under the knife for a gender reassignment op.
Father-of-two Jenny-Anne went on to have a breast augmentation procedure this January followed by facial feminisation surgery.
The couple have now officially tied the knot as ‘husband and wife’ after opting for a private civil ceremony in North Wales.
Retired graphic designer Elen, who takes herbal hormones to make her appearance more feminine, took on the role of groom and wore a silky red dress and bright red high heels.
The couple refer to father-of-three Elen – who started living as a woman in 2004 – as the ‘groomness’.
Retired product sales manager Jenny-Anne wore a strapless cream bridal gown complete with a train and a tiara and took on the part of bride.
They were officially announced as husband and wife in front of four close friends, who attended as witnesses.
The retired newlyweds then had a gay wedding service at the Metropolitan Community Church in Manchester, where transgender friend Gabrielle was their bridesmaid.
Jenny-Anne said: ‘It was a beautiful weekend. We had so much support and sheer love from our friends and the wider community.
‘At the registry office Elen had to be ambiguous, so we made sure she got to celebrate her femininity at the Church, where we were pronounced “wife and wife”.’
Jenny-Anne was married for 31 years before she divorced in 2000. Elen is twice divorced.
Her first marriage lasted for seven years and her second – in which she fathered a daughter and two sons – lasted for 20 years.
The couple met at a friend’s Christmas party in 2004 and wrote to each other as friends for a year before becoming lovers.
They run a refuge for transgender people who struggle to be accepted and present trans-awareness training to public service providers, such as police and local councils.
Jerry-Anne, who has a granddaughter, added: ‘The law has seen us go from a gay couple – to a lesbian couple – to a heterosexual couple who can get married, but basically we are just two people who love each other and wanted to publicly declare and celebrate our relationship.
‘We want to encourage other transgender couples to celebrate their relationships and uniqueness.’
… and their unsanity no doubt.