For some of them to be the bride was only a dream. But they were persistent in their desire. And that day comes to the transgender brides.
Felix and Helen Fenlon’s wedding: Britain’s first double sex swap wedding. Felix said: “This is the first day of the life I always wanted to lead – as the right sex with the right person by my side.
Maxwell and Janis were so inspired by Felix and Helen’s courageous decision to make their wedding public they asked the Fenlon’s to be their best man and bridesmaid at a renewal of vows. Janis, who used to be Ian – said: “Maxwell is my soulmate.”
Daliah Husu, who was born Luis Miguel Morris, and her husband Ruben Husu. Daliah was just four years old when she realized she was different from other boys – she loved dressing up as a lady. She said: “My aunt used to call me ‘little woman’. It was her way of saying: ‘It’s ok, there’s nothing wrong with it’.”
Russian Trans and cisgender woman marry legally. Trans woman Irina Shumilova, hasn’t been able to amend her legal documents so when she married Alyona Fursova they broke no laws.
They did however set the author of the ‘gay propaganda’ law head spinning. The couple has used this fact to officially register their relationship because under the Family Code of Russia marriage is “a voluntary consent of a man and a woman.”
Ignacio Estrada and Wendy Iriepa (Born as Alexis), tied the knot in a simple civil ceremony on the same day as Fidel Castro’s 85th birthday. They called wedding a ‘gift’ to the former leader. Then, they draped themselves in the rainbow flag of gay pride to ride through the streets of Havana.
Joanne Cassar, the transgender woman who fought an eight-year legal battle for her right to marry – paving the way for others – became Joanne Sciberras Edwards with her new husband Kurstin.
Jamie Eagle and Louis Davies: The 21-year-old bride, Jamie, was born a boy and the 26-year-old groom, Louis, was born a girl. And given the pits of despair, they have both endured (and still do) along with their transgender journey, it was a day they often wondered would ever happen.“We thought long and hard before agreeing to it, because life is difficult enough for us, without TV cameras encroaching into our daily lives and struggles,” admits Louis. “But in the end, that was our motive for going ahead. We want people to have a sense of what our lives are really like so that when they talk about transgender issues, they are more informed.”
Trans Icon Janet Mock’s Dreamy Hawaiian Wedding: Transgender icon Janet Mock and Aaron Tredwell married on the island of Oahu. “I struggled to imagine what my big day would look like because I’d never let myself believe I’d have one. I never imagined I’d be a bride. – she said.
To that, the photographer groom, who proposed to Mock after five years of dating, said, “I know she felt that way, and I say it’s ridiculous. I’m the lucky one in this relationship. I’ll be forever grateful that she chose me.”
Transgender model Carmen Carrera and husband Adrian Torres.
“Honestly, knowing that I was going home a married woman gave me a sense of peace… This wedding has given us a sense of freedom to be proud of what we have and who we are. Celebrating our love and what we call our ‘modern, modern family,’ lets us know that we belong here and that we also have a place to raise a family of our own on our terms. We feel truly blessed.”
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