Author: Steph

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(Pronouns - she/her) - Steph Richards is a 71-year-old 'post-op' trans woman with an "F" Passport, Driving Licence & Gender Recognition Certificate and is an international speaker for trans rights. She broke new ground speaking at a University of New England USA event alongside Harvard biologist Carole Hooven, PhD in March 2023, and also spoke at the vigil for murdered trans teenager, Brianna Ghey at a packed Portsmouth Cathedral. Steph was the recipient of the 'Elder Award' in the Inspirational Women of Portsmouth Awards 2023 - she has also spoken live on BBC Radio 4, for one hour with an audience of circa 600,000 people twice, once in June 2022 and again in February 2023. Steph has also been platformed by LBCs Nick Ferrari in July 2023 which resulted in Aaron Bastani describing Steph's performance as a "masterclass". Steph was the original founder of 'Steph's Place UK' (now TransLucent), winning the LGBT+ Organisation of the Year Award in 2022 and is also an Officer in her local Labour Party. Steph enjoys writing, walking and eating cakes.