- Canada: July 20th, 2005
- South Africa: November 30th, 2006
- New Zealand: August 19th, 2013
- Germany: October 1st, 2017
- Australia: December 7th, 2017
One half of me is like, yeah cool look how progressive parts of Asia are for a transsexual to get married and not a word of outrage in the media, and I wanna say something disparaging about good old colonial Australia and the other former properties of Rex Anglorum, but there’s this sneaking aura of an upcurled lip that replies, yeah so-what-the-fuck? married just like all the other breeders and probably heading straight for suburbia, where’s the strangeness in life? If she’s announced her marriage to a fag love triangle in Brooklyn I’d be awed enough to get a tattoo of her somewhere awkward. Anyway, Harisu who I blog about way too much, is getting married. Maybe.
Transgender Star to Marry New Boyfriend
Transgender superstar Harisu will be marrying a man who is four years her junior, in a ceremony early next year, reported Nocut News Wednesday. The two houses will be introduced officially next month and if things go according to plan the two will be wed in early 2007.
Early this year the two split up, but a television show brought them back together again. The show in fact, was a KMTV show introducing another one of her boyfriend’s, a clothing store manager, who was six years her junior to the public called, “Introducing Harisu’s Boyfriend.”
Someone close to Harisu says, “It would be hard for me to say the exact date, but the two will be introducing the parents next month,” adding, “The two have promised to marry and it will happen sometime next year,” reported Nocut.
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”.
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.