Sex-swap ex-fireman weds Jamaican lesbian 30-yrs his junior

Last Updated: Sat, Feb 12, 2011 11:30 hrs

A thrice-married former fireman in Britain, who underwent a sex change to become a woman, has tied the knot with a Jamaican lesbian chef he met online.

Kerry Whybrow, 66, formerly Roger Steed, had met Alcia Evans, a mother of one and almost 30-years her junior, through an international dating website.

The 6ft 2in former angling instructor met Evans in 2008 and had spent just a fortnight with the 37-year-old Jamaican before she flew to England to prepare for their "wedding".

Evans, who has been living in Salt Lake City in the United States, arrived in December on a six-month visa, which the couple hope will be extended in the light of their civil partnership.

They said living in Jamaica is not an option because homophobia is rife on the island.

"It was a wonderful day," the Daily Mail quoted Whybrow as saying of the ceremony at the register office in her home town of King's Lynn, Norfolk.

"There were a few strange looks from the locals when we came out of the register office but we don't care about that.

"Alcia is a special lady who has given up a lot to be with me in cold rural England. I don't think this is what she dreamed of in life.

"I'm incredibly lucky to have found somebody who loves me for being me, after spending so much of my life as a man, always feeling something was not right," she added. (ANI)