Peter Benjamin, 60, served in the British army from age 16-20. For many years he struggled from addiction and cross-dressing. Married three times, his first wife, mother of his children, filed for divorce after being aware of his cross-dressing tendencies.
His second wife encouraged him, going so far as joining him to shop for women’s clothes. In 2005 he married his third wife, whom he credits for bringing his life back on track. Unfortunately, tragedy struck the couple causing him to lose her to cancer in 2011, overwhelmed by grief, he decided that he wanted to become a woman ‘full-time’ and begin identifying as ‘Victoria.’ Peter began taking hormones from unlicensed vendors and reading transgender websites.