A member of Bristol City Council has 'come out' as a transsexual to The Guardian to avoid being outed by a tabloid ...
A member of Bristol City Council has 'come out' as a transsexual to The Guardian to avoid being outed by a tabloid - as happened to a Huddersfield University lecturer last week.
David Spry, a 43-year-old Labour member, has the support of the party's Millbank press office, which asked only that he did not come out during the week of the party conference. He is currently on regular hormone injections and told The Guardian he can already see his waist and hips developing.
Mr Spry will have to live as a woman for 12 months before getting the go-ahead for surgery, after which he will become known as Ros. He was chairman of the Labour Party's Kensington branch and elected as a councillor there in 1990.
He also stood for election in Bristol in 1995, where he had moved to be with his second wife, but lost by 17 votes. He went on to become chairman of the Bristol West constituency party and and secretary of the district party covering Bristol. This year he stood again as a councillor and won.