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Transgender army officer: I was living lie

A British army officer says she decided to come out as transgender after "living an act" as a man serving on the frontline in Afghanistan.

Capt. Hannah Winterbourne, of the Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers, said she realized her "body was wrong" at the age of 23 while training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

While the 27-year-old said she feared the reaction, she praised the military for being "very forward thinking."

Capt. Winterbourne, believed to be the Army's first transgender officer, said: "In Afghanistan I was living an act. I was acting for everyone around me. There was no let-up where I could not stop that act."

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