As a senior member of the British Medical Association, he was a respected political negotiator who made decisions affecting thousands of doctors across the country.
By tragic coincidence, through work, he found himself at the very centre of the devastating terrorist attack on London on July 7, 2005, one of the worst atrocities this country has ever seen.
The blasts on the capital’s transport networks killed 52 people and shattered the lives of thousands more.
And for Dr Drage, a happily married father of three, it was also to prove an extraordinary and profound turning point.
Speaking to The Mail on Sunday, Dr Drage, 51, tells for the first time how the devastation of 7/7 finally gave him the courage to have a sex change and become a woman. More...
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