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RIP Mary Lunan

RIP Mary Lunan

The transgender community of Manchester this week sadly lost a true Icon. Mary Lunnan know to most as Mary the legs had hosted The Manchester ( formerly northern ) concord for over 30 years and was probably the first person a fledgling trans person would meet as they stated their journey to accepting who they are . Mary was always welcoming supportive cheerful and kind to all who met her, she never questioned or judged other s and treated all with respect

In Mary's later years she also became a trustee of sparkle and was one of the  biggest influences on how the modern festival came together ,but despite this she was also a very private   person who did not yearn for credit , position or any form of recognition for her selfless work.

Many transgender people would have fallen at the first stage without her wisdom and support. I was  one of them and I could not have become the woman I am today without knowing her. A true friend and icon.

Thanks to Kaz for these lovely words.

Published: 1-Mar-2018

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