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Kerry Whybrow’s Trans-Continental, Transgender Happily Ever After

A hearty congratulations to 66-year-old Kerry Whybrow, a retired British firefighter, and her new wife Alcia Evans, a Jamaican chef and mother of one (and thirty years Kerry’s junior), who wed in a civil partnership ceremony in Britain. The pair met on an international dating site. For Kerry, it is her fourth wedding: Back when she was Roger Steed, Kerry managed to marry and divorce three women. And while Kerry’s only child, a daughter from her first marriage, refused to attend the wedding after breaking off ties following Kerry’s coming out as trans, Kerry’s third wife Cindy Steed, whom she married in 1989, was there to celebrate. They split in 2003 after Kerry (then Roger) told Cindy she felt trapped in the wrong body; Roger began wearing women’s clothes before the two officially divorced. Under Britain’s curious discriminatory laws, Kerry and Alcia were eligible for only a civil partnership, but not marriage, because theirs is a same-sex relationship; had Kerry remained a man, they would have been only able to be married, and not have a civil partnership.

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10 Comments

  • Mike in London UK

    I note the item says “Under Britain’s curious discriminatory laws” but at least in the UK we have a country wide Same Sex Union of some sort.

    Plus legislation that prohibits discrimination against sexual orientation and a military that has accepted gay/lesbian/trans military personnel for a few years.

    Unlike the the “land of the free”.

  • TheRealAdam

    [img]http://www.gearfuse.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/wtf-lol-omfg.jpg[/img]

  • Harbo

    Mike in London UK: Thanks for bringing that up. The U.S. lags so far behind in equal rights for all that it’s a fucking shame. Blame it on the Religious Right (especialy the Baptists and the brain-washed,non-thinking Catholics.) Their Bible keeps gettng in the way of fairness.

  • Dan

    I don’t get this. He likes woman, and he a cross-dresser. Doesn’t that make him a lesbian trapped in a gay male body?….LOL.

  • Mike in the UK

    @TheRealAdam

    Shame on you.

    @Harbo

    thanks for the positive reponse

    @Dan

    Firstly please respect HER choice (you’re using HIM in your comment) to be whatever she wants to be and be with whoever she wants to be with.

    If you want to apply labels then fine, but please don’t try to contrain other peoples’ life choices by labelling them.

  • professor

    This is what is known as a male lesbian. As such, it is usually not necessarry to have the surgery to fulfill these fantasies.

  • Tori

    @professor: You should change your name to special ed student.

  • Samwise

    @Mike in London UK: You know, just because the U.S. doesn’t have equality yet, that doesn’t mean Britain’s separate-but-equal setup isn’t discriminatory.

    Also, WTF is wrong with you people? The way so many here talk about transfolk, it’s like none of you have ever experienced prejudice and you have no idea what it’s like to be different. Shame.

  • D.R.A.

    @Samwise: +1,000,000

  • Mike in London UK

    @Samwise

    I never said the UK was not discriminatory, but its a darn sight less discrimantory than the USofA.

    And just for the record in todays The Times (UK) there is an article where the Govt is debating the issue of allowing us Gays to become Married (in church!)

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