Transgender people in Wales will soon be able to access specialist healthcare services in the country for the first time, the Welsh Government has said.
A new adult gender identity service will be launched combining hospital-based services with improved care in the community, including a network of GPs able to provide care closer to home.
The announcement from Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething AM coincides with Pride Cymru.
Gender care will include hormone replacement therapy.
Stonewall Cymru said the move was a "big step forward after years of campaigning by trans communities".
From the end of March next year, the new the Welsh Gender Team (WGT) will accept referrals and individuals who are currently on waiting lists for treatment. This will be done in partnership with the Gender Identity Clinic in London, where the pathways will remain open for individuals with complex needs or those requesting gender reassignment surgery.
The Welsh Government said the new arrangements will result in shorter distances to travel and improved waiting times.