THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — Although Qian Jinfan didn’t start living as a woman until she was 80-years-old, she knew at age 3 she wasn’t meant to be a male. Sex reassignment surgery came at age 82 and now, at age 84, Jinfan outs herself in an interview for Southern Metropolitan Daily advocating for trans people.
Jinfan, who is now China’s oldest trans person, is a former government official, a calligrapher, and an art critic. She recalls always thinking it would be great to be a girl when she was younger, but kept these things inside until her marriage to a woman ended at age 80.
Jinfan: “I don’t think I’m inferior to anyone. I will not give up so easily. I have done nothing wrong.”
British trans woman April Ashley, the first Briton to have SRS, was awarded Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) during the Queens Birthday Honors. Ashley, now 77, is a well-known and somewhat flamboyant trans woman who made a name for herself through close association with many artists and entertainers, but it was her efforts to get the British law changed in 2005 bringing equality to trans people as the primary reason this honor was bestowed on her.
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