Radio presenter comes out as transmasc non-binary live on air in heart-warming video

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Radio presenter Paris Munro, who presents Gaydio’s breakfast show, came out to their co-host as transmasculine non-binary live on air.

On Wednesday morning (12 January), Munro told co-host Dave Cooper as well as their tens of thousands of listener that they were coming out and that they use “any and all pronouns”.

She said: “You might have seen on my personal Instagram… but I’m coming out now on the radio for the very first time as transmasc non-binary.”

“This is really exciting for me, I go by any and all pronouns,” he continued. “I’m currently taking testosterone and have done for three weeks as prescribed by my doctor. I’m very, very happy and feel free.”

In the moment, Cooper said he was “just so happy” and was feeling “a bit emotional” for his co-host, and later told Radio Today in a statement: “I couldn’t be happier for Paris right now.

“He’s so brave to do this on-air, but I know there will be many people in our community who see this and will take courage and inspiration to embark on their own journey.”

Munro is not Gaydio’s first non-binary presenter, but he is its first on the breakfast show.

Munro added: “I feel so overwhelmed with all the support that Gaydio and our listeners have given me.

“I feel like I can be finally who I am on the outside after 31 years. Thanks to Gaydio and the listener support, I can do this without having to leave that job that I love.”

Gaydio’s network content manager said in a statement: “Gaydio Breakfast with Paris and Dave is going from strength to strength, and we’re delighted that Paris feels comfortable to embark on this journey and share it with the listeners.

“We are of course with him every step of the way.”

Munro is currently raising funds for top surgery, to “align my soul with my body and get the chest I’ve always dreamed of”.

They explained on their Go Fund Me page that they had been referred to an NHS gender clinic, but that they, like many others, were looking at three or four years on a waiting list.

Munro continued: “All my life I’ve had dysphoria which has taken a huge hit on my mental health, I have never felt like my chest was mine, and have always dreamed of a flat chest since I can remember.

“Enough is enough, I’ve waited 31 years and won’t wait a moment more. There’s only so far anti-depressants can take you… Life is way too short to be unhappy, and I’m doing what I can to learn to love me for the first time, but to be able to feel a sense of body euphoria, they just have to go.”

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