Trans boy with 300,000 YouTube followers
ALEX Bertie built up a following of 300,000 on YouTube during his transitioning from female to male – adding to fears that social media may be influencing young people who want to change sex.
Growing up in Dorset, Alex appeared to be a typical tomboy: sporting long blonde hair, but playing with toy cars and video games. As a 13-year-old girl she fell in love with another girl, leading to bullying. Yet it was only at 15 that Alex – now 22 – determined to change sex after being sent to an LGBT group called Over the Rainbow. There, the youngster was given information about how to transition on the NHS.
He subsequently had sex change hormone therapy with testosterone and an operation to reduce both breasts.
In videos he tells his fans that the results of the treatment have been ‘pretty amazing’.
CHANGE: Alex Bertie reveals to fans how he looked before and after his hormone treatment