Engaged couple won’t have sex until they both have gender reassignments

Louis Davies and Jamie Eagle appeared on This Morning today to share their unusual love story.

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by Jessica Anais Rach |
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The couple have been together for 9 months, but a shared plight makes their bond closer than that of many other couples.

They both wish to have a gender reassignment, and won’t marry or have sex until this happens.

20-year-old Jamie was born a boy and now lives as a woman. Fiancé Louis, 25, was born a girl and has gone through hormone treatment starting the journey to become a man.

‘I am a victim of hate crime every day, I go to the police every week'

The Welsh couple met when Louis invited Jamie to give a talk at his university, as he prepared to come out as transgender.

Speaking about his decision, Jamie explained:

'I know how hard it is to come out to family and friends.

'I have known since I was three years old. I was always dressing up in girl’s clothes at nursery.

'The first person I told when I had just turned 16 was my sister who took it very well but it has taken a long time with my family. I have been transgender for four years and it's a slow process.’

Transgender couple Louis (left) and Jamie (second left) on This Morning
Transgender couple Louis (left) and Jamie (second left) on This Morning

Describing the moment he asked Jamie for her number, Louis admitted:

'I was more nervous about asking for her number than telling my university group that I was transgender.’

I think a lot of people mix gender and sexuality up. Hopefully speaking about it will eradicate those stereotypes. To put it simply I am a boy and Jamie is a girl.'

The couple face constant discrimination in the town that they come from, with Jamie revealing:

‘I am a victim of hate crime every day, I go to the police every week. I live in a small town and people don't like the fact that I am putting myself out there to raise awareness. I get verbal or physical abuse just for being me.'

'It's a long journey and it is a very strict process, they want to make sure we are completely ready'

'At school I didn’t fit in with the girls or the boys and because I was a bit different I was bullied. When I went to secondary school, aged 12, I fancied straight boys but I had a soft, girly voice and everyone assumed I was gay so I was called names and bullies put chewing gum in my hair.'

'It was very confusing because I didn’t think I was gay but I didn’t know what was different about me.'

The couple also told how they will not have sex until they have had surgery, as they do not feel comfortable with their bodies.

'There are lots of assessments and psychiatric appointments. It's a long journey and it is a very strict process, they want to make sure we are completely ready,' Jamie explained.

However Jamie admits that living as a woman has made her feel better than ever, adding:

‘I am in the best place I have been for a long time.'

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