April Ashley: Portrait of a Lady from September 27th 2013 to Sept 2014 – Museum of Liverpool

April Ashley: Portrait of a Lady will – for the first time explore the story of April Ashley MBE, one of the first people in the world to undergo pioneering gender reassignment surgery.

The year-long exhibition has been funded with a £78,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and curated by Homotopia in partnership with National Museums Liverpool. It will draw on April Ashley’s previously unseen photographic archive and personal documents to investigate the wider impact of changing social and legal conditions for all transgender, lesbian, gay and bisexual people from 1935 to today.