Thamesmead cross-dresser Roxanne Yeatman still determined to become a woman after News Shopper front page

News Shopper: Roxanne used to be known as Doug. Roxanne used to be known as Doug.

Thamesmead cross-dresser Roxanne Yeatman is more determined than ever to become a woman after News Shopper featured her on the front page last week.

The transgender former soldier and prison inmate, 65, claimed she had three corsets and four suspender belts stolen by an alcoholic lodger.

Now she has caused quite a stir by demanding a £20,000 sex change operation on the NHS.

The father-of-four, who lives in Ricardo Path, says she needs the gender reassignment surgery as she was "born in the wrong body".

She said: "I need this operation to be who I want to be.

"I am just living day-to-day waiting for when I can get it done."

Formerly known as Doug, Roxanne has been taking female hormones for two years and having "feminisation" lessons.

These involve learning to walk, talk and act like a woman and experts at the Gender Identity Clinic at Charing Cross Hospital have told her to pitch her voice so she sounds like the singer Cher.

News Shopper:

Doug Yeatman in his army days. 

She said: "They recommend listening to her to get your pitch right.

"It’s very difficult and it plays havoc with your throat but practice makes perfect."

The retired security guard joined the army at 16 and was a gunner in the Royal Artillery for three years before being dishonourably discharged in 1968 for theft.

She moved to London and admits falling in with the wrong crowd, leading to spells behind bars including a 28-month stretch at Wandsworth.

Now her only focus is on transforming her body and Roxanne hopes to get the go ahead from her consultant for the £15,000 operation – a £20,000 bill including drugs and counselling.

She said: "He needs to see how I get on to make sure my mind and body are ready because once it’s done there’s no turning back."

But any men who like what they see will be sorely disappointed if they come asking for a date.

Roxanne said: "I know I’m pretty but sorry fellas, I’m a lesbian."

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5:53pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Ferdy54 says...

He still looks like a bloke. Looks like the photo has been Photoshopped :-)

Why should we waste our money because he wants to be a woman? Let him pat for it!!!
He still looks like a bloke. Looks like the photo has been Photoshopped :-) Why should we waste our money because he wants to be a woman? Let him pat for it!!! Ferdy54
  • Score: 12

6:26pm Tue 22 Apr 14

TheBogeyMan says...

Hahahahahahahahahaha
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Hahahahahahahahahaha .................... .hahaha............h ahaha TheBogeyMan
  • Score: 8

6:57pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Bestbaz says...

Can always become an Iggy Pop look a like if all else fails
Can always become an Iggy Pop look a like if all else fails Bestbaz
  • Score: 19

11:07pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Simon bald says...

someone at the newsshopper has a hard on for her don't they?
someone at the newsshopper has a hard on for her don't they? Simon bald
  • Score: 12

5:28am Wed 23 Apr 14

Witchkid says...

No self-respecting 65 year old woman, looking the way she does, would be flaunting a wrinkly body in corsets! As for demanding an expensive sex-change operation at her age, I think she's lost the plot.
No self-respecting 65 year old woman, looking the way she does, would be flaunting a wrinkly body in corsets! As for demanding an expensive sex-change operation at her age, I think she's lost the plot. Witchkid
  • Score: 27

7:03am Wed 23 Apr 14

Witchkid says...

Of course, she could just be a Rocky Horror fan and not realise it.........
Of course, she could just be a Rocky Horror fan and not realise it......... Witchkid
  • Score: 18

9:54am Wed 23 Apr 14

jaded1 says...

So that's what happened to Zelda from the Terrahawks.
So that's what happened to Zelda from the Terrahawks. jaded1
  • Score: 9

9:57am Wed 23 Apr 14

PaulErith says...

No way that the operation should be given on the NHS. This is cosmetic surgery and therefore should be paid for privately.
No way that the operation should be given on the NHS. This is cosmetic surgery and therefore should be paid for privately. PaulErith
  • Score: 10

10:01am Wed 23 Apr 14

Hyper-Deactive says...

Can you imagine the millions of pounds worth of surgery and the years of work it would take to make this ugly bloke in a woman.

Why do ugly blokes like this insist on turning into uglier women.
Can you imagine the millions of pounds worth of surgery and the years of work it would take to make this ugly bloke in a woman. Why do ugly blokes like this insist on turning into uglier women. Hyper-Deactive
  • Score: 9

10:30am Wed 23 Apr 14

shabina says...

I worked in a ladies accessoeries shop, and we had a he/she come in every week without fail, he tried so hard to dress like a female, but it just so didn't work. wearing, a tartan kilt skirt, orange pinafore, light blue nail polish. big clompy legs. said he goes to the therapy to act more lady-like, and was told to go buy a diary!! so he did, £9.99 from wh smith ... he too was having the op some time this year.. what a waste of nhs money....there is really sick people out here that need ops to save their lives..
I worked in a ladies accessoeries shop, and we had a he/she come in every week without fail, he tried so hard to dress like a female, but it just so didn't work. wearing, a tartan kilt skirt, orange pinafore, light blue nail polish. big clompy legs. said he goes to the therapy to act more lady-like, and was told to go buy a diary!! so he did, £9.99 from wh smith ... he too was having the op some time this year.. what a waste of nhs money....there is really sick people out here that need ops to save their lives.. shabina
  • Score: 9

10:35am Wed 23 Apr 14

shabina says...

Roxanne -- change your surname, it's got man in it...
Roxanne -- change your surname, it's got man in it... shabina
  • Score: 7

10:38am Wed 23 Apr 14

shabina says...

did you see that bit ... i know i'm pretty but i am a lesbian ... urrrr no thanks love !!!
did you see that bit ... i know i'm pretty but i am a lesbian ... urrrr no thanks love !!! shabina
  • Score: 6

10:46am Wed 23 Apr 14

Joelo says...

Surely if he was born in to the wrong body he would have realised years ago? Not suddenly at 65. Seems to me that given how he is now and has been in the past he's issues have nothing to do with his gender.
Surely if he was born in to the wrong body he would have realised years ago? Not suddenly at 65. Seems to me that given how he is now and has been in the past he's issues have nothing to do with his gender. Joelo
  • Score: 9

10:53am Wed 23 Apr 14

Hk says...

No way in this world the op should be paid for by the NHS. Theres hardly enough to go round for people that are seriously ill!
No way in this world the op should be paid for by the NHS. Theres hardly enough to go round for people that are seriously ill! Hk
  • Score: 12

11:26am Wed 23 Apr 14

Gypo.Joe says...

Doug leave off son.

Now behave, enoughs enough OK.

THAnk yoU
Doug leave off son. Now behave, enoughs enough OK. THAnk yoU Gypo.Joe
  • Score: -12

1:54pm Wed 23 Apr 14

ความจริง says...

She reminds me of Sea Hag.

He should be old enough to remember that.......
She reminds me of Sea Hag. He should be old enough to remember that....... ความจริง
  • Score: 13

6:52pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Bestbaz says...

Gypo.Joe wrote:
Doug leave off son.

Now behave, enoughs enough OK.

THAnk yoU
May be, with that touchy response it is actually Gypo Joe
[quote][p][bold]Gypo.Joe[/bold] wrote: Doug leave off son. Now behave, enoughs enough OK. THAnk yoU[/p][/quote]May be, with that touchy response it is actually Gypo Joe Bestbaz
  • Score: 13

7:39pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Gypo.Joe says...

Bestbaz wrote:
Gypo.Joe wrote:
Doug leave off son.

Now behave, enoughs enough OK.

THAnk yoU
May be, with that touchy response it is actually Gypo Joe
Ask ya Mum she knows what I look like boi.
[quote][p][bold]Bestbaz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gypo.Joe[/bold] wrote: Doug leave off son. Now behave, enoughs enough OK. THAnk yoU[/p][/quote]May be, with that touchy response it is actually Gypo Joe[/p][/quote]Ask ya Mum she knows what I look like boi. Gypo.Joe
  • Score: -16

8:48pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Life's to short says...

I'm a lesbian and I'm a man as well.
I'm a lesbian and I'm a man as well. Life's to short
  • Score: 9

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