1. April Ashley Trans Trailblazer

April Ashley  had gender reassigned therapy male to female in 1960.

Anyone can barely imagine the level of prejudice and hatred against transgender at this time.         April Ashley pictured in 1969
Born in Liverpool and one of nine children she went to sea as a teenager.

She became a model only for a short time as a newspaper outed her.
She was married to an aritsocrat, but at divorce the marriage was anulled, and she got nothing.
She opened her own restaurant, had a heart attack and retreated from the public eye.

A life masterclass on how to survive judgement and prejudice.
April Ashley 29 April 1935 – 27 December 2021

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