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Transforming the lives of transgender people in Wales

15 December 2011

It was on a Sunday afternoon when Tony gathered his family in the living room at their north Wales home and presented a letter to his wife and daughters to tell them that he was in fact a female called Debbie.

 Debbie Roberts is now the Chairwoman of the Unique Transgender Network in North Wales and recently took part in the Gender Fluidity project, a research and support development project ran by the Welsh LGBT Excellence Centre in Cardiff and funded through the Big Lottery Fund’s Awards for All programme. The aim of the project is to develop a stronger network for transgender people in Wales and to provide more advice and support for individuals like Debbie who are going through major transitions in their lives.

Debbie, 57, is a transgender person and has been hiding behind Tony all her life. But she just couldn’t hide anymore and had to tell the world who she is.

Listen to her story:

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