In 1992, along with Mark Rees, the actress Myka Scott and an airline pilot Krystyna Sheffield, he founded and became vice-president of Press for Change that works to change the laws and social attitudes surrounding transgender and transsexual lives.
He has written many books and articles on trans issues.
In the 2005 New Year Honours he received an OBE for "services to Gender Issues".
He was listed under "Lifetime Achievement Awards" in the Pink List 2011.
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