First openly transgender woman in British Vogue

时间:2018-01-09 单词数:3360

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A model, writer and campaigner has become the first openly transgender woman to be featured in British Vogue.


Paris Lees is included in a feature celebrating 100 years since women have had the right to vote in the UK.

为庆祝英国女性拥有选举权100周年,Paris Lees被纳入该专栏。

She is joined by writer Reni Eddo-Lodge, Women’s Equality Party’s Sophie Walker, artist Gillian Wearing, MP Stella Creasy, blogger Dina Tokio and Gal-Dem magazine founder Liv Little.

作家Reni Eddo-Lodge、“妇女平等党”的Sophie Walker、艺术家Gillian Wearing,下院议员Stelka Creasy,博客作家Dina Tokio以及《Gal-Dem》杂志的创建者Liv Little也都在专栏之中。

Lees thanked the magazine for including her in the "special moment".


Look how far we’ve come, she said.


It’s insane that I could be in Vogue. A trans kid from a council estate.People at school told me I’d never be a girl, would never be pretty enough, would never be accepted - well here I am being celebrated as a woman."


April Ashley, one of the first Britons to undergo genital reconstruction surgery, modelled for Vogue in the 1950s. She was outed by tabloids as trans in the 1960s.


In 2017, French Vogue featured a transgender model on its cover for the first time.

首位进行外阴部重建手术的英国人之一的April Ashley在20世纪50年代的《时尚》当模特。20世纪60年代,她被很多通俗小报作为变性人公开揭露

And in 2014, American Vogue profiled trans model Andreja Pejic.


Lees has also hit back at criticism of her inclusion in Vogue on Twitter, calling for the social media network’s chief executive Jack Dorsey to take anti-trans hate crime seriously.

2014年,美国《时尚》为变性模特Andreja Pejic做个人简介。

Lees began her career writing for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) press and has written for newspapers including the Guardian, Independent and Telegraph.

Lees在推特上对批判将她纳入《时尚》的言论进行回击,同时呼吁社媒网络的首席执行官Jack Dorsey重视反变性的仇视性犯罪。

She founded META, a digital magazine for trans people and was also the first transgender woman to appear on the cover of DIVA, a magazine for lesbian and bisexual women.


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She said: "When I was growing up, you rarely saw trans people in public life and only then as objects of ridicule, pity or disgust.


We’ve still got a long way to go before we reach equality and it’s important we fight for all women.