British DJ Simon Hirst Reassigns Gender, Resurfaces As 'Stephanie'
October 15, 2014 at 12:17 PM (PT)
Former Top 40 CAPITAL FM/YORKSHIRE DJ SIMON HIRST has resurfaced publicly as STEPHANIE, who is halfway through gender reassignment treatment, the DAILY MAIL reports. She just made her first professional outing as a woman as a FACEBOOK campaign has launched to get her back on the radio.
"'YES! Just done my first industry appearance as my true self at the Radio Festival," she wrote to her 37,000 followers on TWITTER. "This is me and I feel ALIVE."
HIRST, half of CAPITAL FM's HIRSTY'S DAILY DOSE morning show, abruptly left the show and co-host STEPHEN NOLAN last JUNE. For its part, station management wouldn't confirm any interest in bringing HIRST back. "'We don't comment on people's personal matters," a spokesperson said. "We were sad to see HIRSTY leave the breakfast show and we wish him all the best for the future."