A trans patient whose treatment is delayed by Covid-19 has launched a GoFundMe to pay for her transition.
Elle Dalmayne, 29, was hoping to start hormone treatment to fully transition to female this year.
But the coronavirus pandemic saw her treatment postponed and desperate Elle has launched a £20,000 fundraising appeal for surgery.
She said: “I’ve suffered with gender dysphoria since I was a child.
“At my worst I’ve had suicidal thoughts and I know only a transition will save my life. I feel like I can’t wait any longer.”
Elle, of Plumstead, south east London, secretly dressed in mum Emma’s clothes aged 10 but spent the next decade in denial.
She said she always hated the way she looked but only realised she wanted to change sex in her mid-20s.