A law change for trans people to change the gender on their birth certificates was tantalising close before it was pulled at the last minute following furious debate.

Sally Dellow knew she identified as a woman when she was a child, but did not do so publicly until she was in her 40s.

She had gender reassignment surgery when she was 53, and applied to the Family Court to change the gender on her birth certificate a year ago. It was the final step — the full stop.

"And I've never looked back."

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That change to her birth certificate was

'Nowhere to go'

Changing genders