Alice Purnell

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Alice Purnell, born 1943, is a chemist, poet and trans activist.

Purnell, born male, adopted a female identity, originally as Anne, from the age of 15. She later met and married a woman, who accepted her female side, but asked that Anne should be called Alice, as her own sister was called Anne.[1]

Alice Purnell was one of the founders in 1965 of the Beaumont Society. In 1990 she founded the Gender Trust.

She was listed under "National Treasures" in the Pink List 2013.