Sarah Brown

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Sarah Brown, May 2012
Sarah Brown was elected to Cambridge City Council in 2010. She is also on the executive of LGBT+ Liberal Democrats and chairs its transgender working group. She describes herself as “probably the only ‘out’ transgender activist serving as an elected politician in the UK”.[1]

In 2001 she married Sylvia Knight. In 2007 she underwent gender reassignment surgery. In 2009, Sarah and Sylvia had to be divorced and then form a civil partnership - something that will not be necessary when equal marriage becomes law.[2]

Sarah Brown was placed number 28 on the Independent on Sunday Pink List 2011, and was the highest-ranking transgender person on the list.

Her favourite hobby is rock climbing.

Brown is currently in a polyamorous relationship with Knight and fellow Liberal Democrat and transgender activist Zoe O'Connell, although none of them describe themselves as "poly evangelists".[3] All three partners contributed to a Guardian column discussing polyamory in the context of transition and Brown's previous marriage, which was later cited by her local MP during the Marriage (Same-Sex Couples) Bill debate.[3]

References

  1. http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Cambridge/National-accolade-for-gay-rights-champion-24102011.htm
  2. http://www.cambridgefirst.co.uk/news/interview_cambridge_couple_battle_prejudice_after_sex_change_1_1111876
  3. 3.0 3.1 Patrick Barkham, "'Why three in a bed isn't a crowd' - the polyamorous trio" The Guardian 20 April 2013