APRIL ASHLEY was a transgender model and campaigner who was one of the first Britons to undergo a sex change.
But who was she, and was she married?
Who was April Ashley?
April Ashley was an actress, model and trans-pioneer.
Born into a working class family in ليفربول في 1935, she was one of nine children, and joined the merchant navy as teen.
She then spent time in a psychiatric unit after being put ashore following repeated suicide attempts.
في 1960 she underwent the procedure in Morocco, becoming one of the first Britains to undergo sex-change surgery.
She appeared in British Vogue and picked up credits as an actress, including a small role in comedy The Road to Hong Kong (1962).
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ولكن في 1961, her career was cut short when newspaper Sunday People outed her as المتحولين جنسيا.
She opened a restaurant in London’s Knightsbridge called April and Desmond’s, though the scrutiny she faced following a humiliating court case against her first husband was overwhelming.
She returned to Britain in 2005, and was legally recognised as woman following the Gender Recognition Act.
في 2012, she was made an MBE for her work as a campaigner for trans rights and equality.
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She died aged 86 في ديسمبر 2021.
What is The Extraordinary Life of April Ashley documentary about?
The Extraordinary Life of April Ashley is a قناة 4 documentary about the trailblazing model’s life.
The programme is part of the channel’s Pride celebrations, and according to its website is ‘the epic story of the model, راقصة, and transgender pioneer who changed Britain’.
It will be available to watch at 10pm on Monday, تموز 4, 2022.
Was April Ashley married and did she have children?
April was married twice.
The first was to aristocrat Arthur Cameron Corbett in 1963.
Their divorce in 1970 established a legal precedent when the judge ruled that the marriage was invalid on the basis that April was “born male”, and sex couldn’t be legally changed.
She later said the decision was “cruel”.
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She married second husband Jeffrey West in the 1980s, and divorced after about a decade according to اوقات نيويورك.
She was not known to have had any children.
You’re Not Alone
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انت لست وحدك 35, انت لست وحدك.
And men are three times more likely to take their own life than women.
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انت لست وحدك انت لست وحدك.
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انت لست وحدك, and listen out for others… You’re Not Alone.
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