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Fixers: Alfie's story

Alfie Austin came out as transgender at the age of 18 and now wants to change the prejudice around transgender people as well as society’s negative stereotypes.

Alfie says he always knew he was ‘different.’ Born female, the 19-year-old came out a year ago and explains just how his life has changed.

Alfie Austin Credit: ITV Granada

From losing close friends who couldn’t come to terms with his new life to having to quit a job, Alfie’s life as a male hasn’t been without challenges.

Alfie said: "My coming out as trans has been met with mixed emotions. I would love the opportunity to tell my story and help others in a similar situation to me."