Hannah’s story

“Be patient. No-one’s transition happens overnight. The influencers and actors that you might see online – it has taken them years. It’s hard to compare yourself to them, to think ‘Maybe I won’t pass for five years.’ You need to stick with the journey, instead of focussing on the end-point. Make every day a little bit better, by not comparing yourself, having that patience and believing in the process.”

Read Hannah’s story

Alfie’s story

“…as trans guys we are expected to follow this cookie-cutter mould for transition of testosterone, surgery, and then boom! you’re a Real Man. But I realised that this is complete nonsense and a very unhealthy mindset for young trans teens to be indoctrinated with…”

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Mack’s Story

“That year of being hormone-free made me see A LOT of things much more clearly.”

Read Mack’s story.

Luke’s Story

“I’d inclined towards having children for a while, and when I heard how egg-freezing could allow me to start testosterone without losing that hope, I researched it. After all, IVF is a very expensive process that involves taking the same drugs as cisgender women to boost fertility, so I wanted to be sure that I was fully aware of what the process would entail, should I decide to proceed with it.”

Read Luke’s story

Jonah’s Story

“Forcing yourself into a traditionally masculine role for the sake of passing can sometimes be just as constricting as dysphoria itself.”

Read Jonah’s story.

Matt’s Story

“It felt as if a weight had been lifted off my shoulders. I finally talked to someone who understood what I was going though.”

Read Matt’s story.

Adrienne’s Story

“In a way, I got exactly what everyone hopes for out of the Gender Identity Service – to find the you that fits you.”

Read Adrienne’s story.

CJ’s story

“Don’t give up, you’ll get there in the end and you’ll grow up to be the man you always knew you were and wanted to be.”

Read CJ’s story.

“Pathways in life change.”

Read an update from CJ, two and a half years later

Robin’s Story

I would say that things do get better with time and to never give up.”

Read Robin’s story.


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