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    Mbe For First Sex-change Briton

    wiseguy Dec 13, 2012

    1. wiseguy

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      The first Briton to undergo sex-change surgery has received her MBE medal for services to transgender equality.
      Liverpool-born actress and campaigner April Ashley was honoured during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
      Born George Jamieson in Liverpool in 1935, she underwent gender reassignment surgery in Morocco in 1960 and went on to have a successful modelling career.
      im not a prude, but i dont agree with this, these medals should be given to our armed services
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-20708017
       
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      I have to agree with Ya Ian, they seem to be giving them to anyone now,even her that made a dress
      for that Katie person got one too...& they do give medals to the Armed Forces, just not enough.
      There was a program on last night, now those guys deserved it, no doubt about it but that above
      is a joke....
       
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      well said
       
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      Your right its a joke.
       
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      What a joke :/ I always thought these awards where meant for people who have done something that really was an achievement or to show appreciation for something. I didn't realise having a sex change was something to be rewarded.
       
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      it didnt even have the operation in the uk
       
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      Wow! That I did no it know. Seriously think this Country needs to realise who needs to be rewarded and who doesn't seems to me like some rewards just get handed out like chocolate.
       
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      I thought you Brits had trannies already?
       
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      weve got trannys lol, but should we give them such hi awards such as an MBE ?
       
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      Can I have an MBE for services to straight ? :D
      Did anyone else,when they opened link and saw photo,think Margaret Thatcher :D
       
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      Oh god......that is just downright sad...... It's not just in the UK though, we deal with crap like that here in the US all the time. It's pathetic how stupid people are who run our countries.....even more pathetic are the idiots who vote them into office! :p
       
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      Having just seen the new honours list I think it is time for a rethink as to who should get honours.
      Ok all these sports people have done a good job but don't the Armed Services,Ambulance,Police & Fire do a better job ?
       
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