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Same sex couple to renew vows - 21 years after marrying as husband and wife

21-years after becoming husband and wife a couple from Kent are renewing their vows, but this time they say - they both get to wear the dress.

After Kristiana Taylor from Sittingbourne first told her wife that she was transgender the pair decided that they were still meant to be together.

After facing prejudice, Kristiana and her wife Denise spoke to our reporter Sarah Saunders ahead of their big day.

School changes policy after complaint from transgender pupil

A school in Kent has been forced to change its policy after a transgender pupil complained she wasn't allowed to wear the official girls' uniform.

Lily Madigan, who's 18, was sent home after arriving for lessons in a female top.

St Simon Stock Catholic School in Maidstone initially told her she was breaking school rules. Governors have now apologised after Lily started a petition. Tom Savvides has the details.

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Video report: first transgender woman in UK football

A photographer from Brighton has become the first transgender woman in UK football. Sophie Cook works for the Premier League club AFC Bournemouth.

She was previously known as Steve, a married father-of-three. But Sophie says the players and fans have welcomed her transition. Malcolm Shaw has her remarkable story.

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Boxing trainer 'relieved' to become a woman

A former boxing promoter from Kent, who was one of the biggest names in the sport, has spoken about the decision to live as a woman.

Frank Maloney, known as Kellie, says she knew from a young age that she wanted to be a female.

Kellie has told ITV News that coming out was like a 'complete release'.

This report by Tom Savvides includes interviews with Kellie Maloney, boxing trainer Charlie Rumble and Sarah Savage from Trans Pride Brighton.

Don't suffer in silence

Hampshire police have released a new video to encourage the victims of homophobic crime to speak out. The movie, which was filmed in Portsmouth, tells the story of a man whose is abused outside a bar and the support he receives afterwards.

Detectives say they don't want gay, lesbian, bi and transgender people to suffer in silence. The force released the film to highlight the work of their Lesbian and Gay Liaison Officers (LAGLOs). If you are a victim you can all Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111