Zhang Lin again

Zhang Lin, got married during the May Day holiday. Nothing unusual about that, except she used to be a guy named Zhang Shilin.

Thousands of farmers watched with a mixture of curiosity and disbelief as the 38-year-old bride and her groom Yang Qizheng celebrated their wedding in Fenghuang village, Chongzhou city, in the suburbs of Chengdu, southwest China’s Sichuan Province.

“No, I don’t think she’s a weirdo. How can I? She’s a woman just like myself,” said an old lady who gave her family name as Pan.

Unlike most other countries, China allows for marriage, and treats transsexuals as members of their chosen gender. Professor He Qinglian, who has treated thousands of transsexuals and operated on over 60 believes “This shows the Chinese society has adopted a more tolerant attitude towards transsexuals.”

Sources with the Ministry of Civil Affairs have also expressed sympathy to transsexuals, saying they should enjoy the rights and freedom to get married like all other citizens.

While this seems to be incredibly enlightened, it would be great if things were as peachy for gays, who are still getting a shit ride. All this new found enthusiasm for sex-changes could be ther perfect solution to this (Chairman Mao induced) “major threat to the healthy, harmonious and sustainable growth of the nation’s population”.