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Discrete CollectionsHall-Carpenter Archives
TitleMark Rees (1942-2023), trans activist
Ref NoHCA/REES
LevelCollection
Date1963-2012
Extent8 boxes
Admin Biographical HistoryFor a detailed biography of Mark Rees see https://lgbtqreligiousarchives.org/profiles/mark-rees (accessed in March 2023).

Early autobiographical material is available on: https://zagria.blogspot.com/2014/05/mark-rees-1942-part-i-sailor-dental.html (accessed in December 2022).

He has also written his autobiography, "Dear sir or madam: a journey from female to male" (Tunbridge Wells, 2009)
DescriptionPapers of Mark Rees detailing his pioneering work as a trans activist. Includes:
- personal papers
- legal papers re his campaign to change his birth certificate, including his unsuccessful case against the UK government before the European Court of Human Rights in 1986
- campaign papers, including some on the formation of the lobby group Press for Change (PFC) in 1992
- lobbying correspondence, including with MPs and the Church
- articles by him
- newspaper cuttings featuring him
- background material
Related MaterialGEMS News / GEMSNEWS contains some articles by Mark Rees, i.e.: No.6 [Late 1991], includes a profile of Mark Rees, a Trustee of the Gender Trust; No.12, Summer 1993, includes his article, "What it really means to be transsexual"; No.16, June 1994, on him being elected a Borough Councillor of Tunbridge Wells
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