This morning as listeners were tuned into the Gaydio Breakfast show, Paris Munro revealed to his co-host Dave Cooper and listeners that he is transmasculine non-binary*, and now uses any and all pronouns (he/she/they). “You might have seen on my personal Instagram… but I’m coming out now on the radio for the very first time as transmasc non-binary.”
Opening up about his journey and what this means for him, Paris added “this is really exciting for me, I go by any and all pronouns. I’m currently taking testosterone and have done for three weeks as prescribed by my doctor. I’m very, very happy and feel free.”
Paris isn’t Gaydio’s first non-binary presenter, but is the first one their breakfast show. “I may not be the first non-binary broadcaster, but I feel so overwhelmed with all the support that Gaydio and our listeners have given me. I feel like I can be finally who I am on the outside after 31 years. Thanks to Gaydio and the listener support, I can do this without having to leave that job that I love.”
Gaydio Breakfast co-host Dave Cooper, was on-air with Paris at the time. “I couldn’t be happier for Paris right now. He’s so brave to do this on air, but I know there will be many people in our community who see this and will take courage and inspiration to embark on their own journey.”
Listeners were quick to show their support, with one message reading “congratulations Paris, when you find the courage to be truly honest within yourself it comes with huge relief. I liken it to jumping out of a plane only to find half way down you have a parachute. I know your heart will be bursting and your face will have the biggest smile x we love you x”.
Kriss Herbert, Network Content Manager for the Gaydio network added that “Gaydio Breakfast with Paris and Dave is going from strength to strength, and we’re delighted that Paris feels comfortable to embark on this journey and share it with the Listener. We are of course with him every step of the way”.
Click here for audio of Paris coming out live on-air: https://tinyurl.com/parismunro
To give you all the info:
Transmasculine – an umbrella term that refers to people who were assigned female at birth but identify with masculinity. It’s often abbreviated as “transmasc.”
Non-binary or genderqueer is an umbrella term for gender identities that are neither male nor female—identities that are outside the gender binary
Gaydio Breakfast with Paris and Dave is broadcast on Gaydio weekdays from 7am till 10am. Gaydio is the longest running radio station broadcasting to the LGBTQ+ community. It’s available on DAB across Greater London, FM and DAB+ across Manchester and Brighton, and DAB+ in Birmingham and Portsmouth. Online at gaydio.co.uk and on smart speakers.