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18-year-old revealed trans experience in TV documentary

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  1. This has already been shown on BBC3 -last week.

  2. Although I am Gay, I watched this programme on BBC 3 and the experience of Lucy’s early childhood torment and anguish brought tears to my eyes. This documentary shows the problems of an under 18 year old facing the trauma of proving that he was a girl living in the body of a male. It presently is against the law in UK to have gender re-assignment before the age of 18, although I understand that hormone treatment is available, her family were very supportive and Lucy was given the support that was needed. The NHS is very slow in recognising gender re-assignment as the process of waiting for altering operations fade into years of waiting, thankfully Lucy was able to have her upper body operation financed privately by her family. Good luck to her and I think it was brave of the BBC for a change to show the struggle that Lucy endured.

  3. elizabeth veldon 29 Mar 2007, 3:52pm

    More power to her however I’m sick of the ‘I’ve always known and us poor Trannies always know’ script.I went through years of not knowing, not understanding what was wrong and I’m not the only one however noone is willing to say so and so those who don’t feal like they’ve always known are excluded.

  4. “In January, reported that a 12-year-old Austrian child has undergone gender reassignment treatment after persuading his parents and doctors that she was sure she was a girl.”Persuading her parents, you mean. C’mon, we expect better from an LGBT news site – this isn’t the Daily Mail!

  5. elizabeth veldon 30 Mar 2007, 3:09pm

    Persuading her parents, you mean. C’mon, we expect better from an LGBT news site – this isn’t the Daily Mail!—there where some slip ups in the artical too…

  6. Tim Allsopp 9 Apr 2007, 2:41am

    I am a 51yr old guy about to celbrate a 30th wedding aniverasarry with a boy of 26 and a girl of 24. I watched Lucy’s history with a feeling of absolute support, Lucy came across as an honest sincere human being and I am really pleased that life may eventually be doing its best for her. I wish you every success and happiness.

  7. I just watched the documentary about your life and the battle you have gone through just to feel happy in your own body! I have to say, you look beautiful and come across as an intelligent and lovely person! Lucy, I wish you true happiness in the future and if people don’t accept you for who you are they are not worth it!!!

  8. It is brave for people such as Lucy to go ahead and make drastic changes like this in their lives.I myself realised in my late teens that something wasn’t right although it wasn’t until I was 24 that I decide to make changes from being male to female. Making changes like this is not an easy thing to do, especially when there are places like some local GP’s and the NHS that still won’t recognise transsexualism as being something that needs to be dealt with, you need the support of friends and family to get through this otherwise it can be very lonely. Its takes a lot of money, heartache as well as emotional turmoil to go through something like this, heads up for Lucy and all the very best for the future, shes a brave young girl…

  9. When I first saw Lucy, I fell in love with her. She was so beautiful to me, and the fact that she was going through all of this made me so sad. I hope she is a lot happier now with her gender re-assaignment.

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