Black tie event in memory of Stevenage transgender woman

PUBLISHED: 13:54 02 September 2018

Synestra De Courcy was deeply unhappy, trapped inside the wrong body. Picture courtesy of Amanda De Courcy.

Synestra De Courcy was deeply unhappy, trapped inside the wrong body. Picture courtesy of Amanda De Courcy.

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The parents of a transgender woman who died waiting for gender reassignment are holding a black tie event in her memory.

John and Amanda De Courcy want to help the transgender community in memory of their daughter. Picture courtesy of Amanda De Courcy.John and Amanda De Courcy want to help the transgender community in memory of their daughter. Picture courtesy of Amanda De Courcy.

Synestra De Courcy, who lived in Stevenage, was born a boy – Alex – and died days before she was due to receive confirmation of hormone treatment needed to begin full gender reassignment.

The former head boy of Letchworth’s St Christopher School had previously been denied the treatment, battling depression and prostituting herself to pay privately for the hormones.

She died from cocaine and mephedrone toxicity in July 2015, aged just 23.

Synestra’s parents, Amanda and John, are holding a transgender awareness event in her memory at Hitchin Priory on September 27, and money raised will be used to support the transgender community.

Tickets are £75 and include a three-course meal, live entertainment and guest speakers.

For tickets, visit eventbrite.co.uk.

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