Alice Purnell

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Alice Purnell
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 is chair of the Beaumont Trust.[2]

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


  2. "Organisation" page on the Beaumont Trust website. ([ Archived by WebCite® as at 2017-08-28.)