Jamie Wallis becomes first British MP to come out as transgender
The UK government in 2020 said it did not back allowing people to change gender officially without medical diagnosis.
“I’m trans. Or to be more accurate, I want to be. I’ve been diagnosed with gender dysphoria and I’ve felt this way since I was a very young child,” Wallis wrote in his statement.
Sharing this very intimate story would have taken an immense amount of courage. Thank you
for your bravery, which will undoubtedly support others.
“I had no intention of ever sharing this with you,” said the 37-year-old legislator, who represents the south Wales seat of Bridgend and Porthcawl. “I always imagined I would leave politics well before I ever said this out loud.”