A submission from thetransgender bride:
Dawn Simmons (1929-2006) was born Gordon Langley Hall. She was the unofficially adopted transsexual daughter of Dame Margaret. Before transitioning from man to woman, he chiefly wrote biographies of women and strongly identified with his subjects. After she had her SRS, she married John Simmons, an African-American garage mechanic 18 years her junior in 1969. While Dame Margaret was pleased with the turn of events in Dawn’s life, one of her great aunts complained: “I do wish Dawn wasn’t marrying a Baptist.”
Read more about Dawn Langley Hall here.
**Thank you for the submission! xx