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The Transgender Member of the Savile Club...

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As a lingerie tycoon sues the Garrick Club to admit women, Robin Parker talks to 'Lady X', who joined the men-only Savile Club as a male. Though she’s transitioned, the club wants her to stay

As a lingerie tycoon sues the Garrick Club to admit women, Robin Parker talks to 'Lady X', who joined the men-only Savile Club as a male. Though she’s transitioned, the club wants her to stay The Savile Club is one of the older London clubs, founded in 1868, and housed in 69 Brook Street, Mayfair, since 1927. And it is all-male. No wonder London clubland was recently rocked by sensational news about the Savile. A middle-aged member of the club is in transition to become a woman. And, in an unprecedented move, the club decided that the member could stay on, on the grounds she had initially joined as a man. The member wishes to guard her family’s privacy – she has a wife (they remain together) and children, and other children from a previous marriage. But she agreed to speak to me on condition of anonymity. As requested, I...


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