Queen Honors Queen: Elizabeth II Elevates U.K. Trans Advocate Made a Member to MBE

Jun 19, 2012 Full story: EDGE

The first British person who openly underwent gender reassignment surgery was awarded a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for her work as a transgender activist, the U.K. newspaper the Daily Mail reported.

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#1 Jun 19, 2012
Monarchy is antidemocratic, destroyed British Empire, and need to abolish.

UK to become strong need modernization.


#2 Jun 21, 2012
EU is antidemocratic, destroyed member states freedom and need to abolish.EU need to become distant memory and give freedom to member states like soviet union break up.

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#3 Jun 22, 2012
Ms Ashey is not a "queen." She's a woman who was trans. "Queen" implies performance, as in "drag queen" rather than a female gender identity which is obviously what Ms Ashley has exhibited since she transitioned so many years ago.

I applaud Ms Ashley's achievement and am grateful to Queen Elizabeth for honoring her.

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