Musician Thomas Dolby’s transgender son gets married
TORONTO — The son of ‘80s pop singer Thomas Dolby married his longtime partner Wednesday in Suffolk, England.
Dolby, 56, tweeted a photo of the happy couple along with words of congratulations.
On Facebook, Dolby wrote: “It’s a day of celebration in the Dolby family. Congrats to you all! So much love! I’ve got something in my eye. *happy sniffle*”
Harper Robertson, 23, is one of three children Dolby has with former U.S. actress Kathleen Beller (Dynasty).
Harper was born female but transitioned.
“I just felt completely trapped by the way that I looked,” he told the BBC in 2012. “I felt like I didn’t make sense to other people unless I was able to explain that I just wasn’t a girl.”
Dolby, who is best known for his smash hit “She Blinded Me With Science,” has supported Harper’s journey — even writing a song about a woman who becomes a man for his 2011 album A Map of the Floating City.
Dolby is currently an arts professor at John Hopkins University in Baltimore.
— Thomas Dolby (@ThomasDolby) November 26, 2014
Other celebrities with transgender children include actors Warren Beatty and Annette Bening; singer R. Kelly; and music icon Cher.
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