Jamie Wallis becomes first British MP to come out as transgender

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Conservative member of parliament Jamie Wallis has became the first British legislator to openly declare they were transgender, prompting messages of support from colleagues and Prime Minister Boris Johnson. 

“I’m trans. Or to be more accurate, I want to be. I’ve been diagnosed with gender dysphoria and I’ve felt this way since I was a very young child,” Wallis wrote in his statement.

“I had no intention of ever sharing this with you,” said the 37-year-old legislator, who represents the south Wales seat of Bridgend and Porthcawl. 

“I always imagined I would leave politics well before I ever said this out loud.”

Johnson praised Wallis for the disclosure, saying it “would have taken an immense amount of courage” and in doing so would help others.

“The Conservative Party I lead will always give you, and everyone else, the love and support you need to be yourself.”

Wallis decided to speak out after a meeting of all Conservative MPs on Tuesday night. But the Independent newspaper said Johnson welcomed

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