“Gay men don’t want me because they want a real man.
I’ve nobody at the minute and don’t feel I can ever find love the way I am.
“Children need to be allowed to grow into adults before they go through with something like a sex change because, as this case shows, at that age you don’t know yourself well enough.” Ria has come full circle, now stating: “The hormones have given me emotions I find it hard to cope with, teamed with a high sex drive,” she says.
“Over the last year everything has been about sex and boys and wanting to be loved.
“I’ve had a couple of boyfriends who’ve known what I am, but straight men just see me as some sort of lady boy, a freaky challenge to notch up on their bedpost.
I’ve known for years I’m a woman – I think and act like a woman, not a man. ‘I want it done as soon as possible so I can be the person physically that I am on the inside.
‘People might think I’m too young to make such a huge decision but I know my own mind and this is what I want.’ Read more: Fa43a9 From the Mirror Online: “It will be strange because the last time I dressed properly as a boy I was about 10 years old,” she says.
“I’m still conscious of the way I look and I want to look like a trendy gay man rather than a girl-boy.” Critics warned two years ago that Ria’s tender years meant she was too young to make the decision to become a woman.
Last night child psychologist Karen Sherr, formerly of Great Ormond Street Hospital, said: “It’s absolutely ludicrous for young kids to make such huge, life-changing decisions… “At that age you haven’t developed fully, neither physically nor emotionally.
Ria Cooper, widely heralded by trans activists as proof of the wisdom of pediatric gender treatment, has announced his intention to seek reverse sex-change treatment.
Born male, now legally female and having grown breasts via synthetic female hormone injections which were started at age 16, Ria has decided he would be happier by making peace with the fact that he is simply a feminine gay man.
From the Daily Mail: “Ms Cooper who was training to be a hair dresser as Bradley, believed at the age of 16 she was old enough to make the life-changing decision to give her ‘peace of mind’.
In 2010 Ms Cooper- then Bradley- told the News of the World: ‘I hate my body as it is now.