Committee 7

UNIQUE COMMITTEE MEMBER

Debbie Roberts

I am a post-op transsexual woman who has been living full time in the female role for a number of years.   I have known all my life that I was born female but it took a brilliant surgeon to correct the birth defect and give me the body I should always have had and I am proud to be one of his Babe’s.

My transition in 2011 cost me my marriage, my home and a lot of friends, as is common with many other transgender people, but I came out of it stronger and I have to say that I am now happily living my dream and the life I should always have had. My family and friends have been fantastic in their support and I love them all to bits for being there for me, as I am for them.

I am actively involved in transgender issues on a number of fronts through groups and committees across North Wales and Cheshire, championing the issues we all face on a day to day basis.  I feel that this is my way of giving something back to the community that has been there to support me and carrying on the legacy that others started before me.

I have been with the group since 2004, but in 2016, due to health issues, I decided to step down from the Chair of Unique, as I also did as Chair of Sparkle the National Transgender Charity.  Now fully recovered, I am back as a committee member of Unique and raring to go.  I am immensely proud of Unique and what it has achieved over the years and I firmly believe the group can continue to go from strength to strength.

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