Telling stories that matter - Body Matters, a series of programmes on BBC One Wales looking at our relationships with our bodies. Swansea Sparkle is the biggest transgender event in Wales - an event that is staged in the traditional heavy-industry city of Swansea. The programme follows three people from the transgender community as they overcome personal challenges in the lead-up to the event and explores themes of gender and identity. With a mix of ages and backgrounds, including the steel industry, they challenge perceptions about trans people, but also about the modern society in which we live. Will the city embrace the occasion? And are Welsh transgender people ready to stand up and be counted?
Across Britain transgender women are competing in a pageant with a difference. Over 40 women will battle it out to be crowned the UK’s first Miss Transgender. But they’re not just fighting for first place, they're battling to be accepted as the women they were born to be. Fed up of living in the shadows and determined to take centre stage, we follow three contestants on their extraordinary personal journeys, exploring what it’s really like to be young and transgender in Britain today.