Zhang Lin gets married

Sometimes China really manages to get it right, like 10 years ahead of the rest of the world. Not only is one of the country’s most acclaimed dancer/choreographers, Jin Xing a transsexual, but while other countries can’t even move out of the 1950’s on sexuality issues, China goes right ahead allows transsexual marriage.

In Xinhuanet today is the story of Zhang LIn, who has just got married.

Zhang Lin, the first Chinese transsexual to be issued a marriage certificate, is legally engaged to her partner and will hold a big wedding ceremony on May 1st.

The grand engagement ceremony was held Saturday in Nanjing, the capital of east China’s Jiangsu province, with a locally celebrated host presiding over the celebration.

The 38 year old received not only her new ID card this March but also a marriage certificate approved by the civil affairs department.

Before her sex change operation Zhang Lin had been married to a woman and had a 12-year-old daughter.