“It’s brought me a lot of joy, my transition. It’s been fantastic. I just wish I’d done it decades earlier.”
When Russ was 19 and first told a psychiatrist that he was actually a man, he was told that this was a symptom of a mental illness and was subjected to Electro Convulsive Therapy, which he describes as “conversion therapy on the NHS.”
Because of the abuse that Russ has faced at the hands of psychiatrists in the past, and the negative impact this has had on his life, he strongly objects to the idea that a psychiatric report and evidence is needed to be legally recognised.
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