Nate Ethan Watson

19th August 2022

2022 Shortlisted Nominee

Positive Role Model Award: LGBT


After spending many years supressing his gender dysphoria and hiding his authentic self from the world due to stigmas, Nate Ethan-Watson is now known by many as a beacon of hope for the transgender community. Despite facing many barriers over the years that prevented him from being seen by the NHS gender service, Nate found the inner strength to continue with his fight and finally began his transition in 2018. Born and bred in Wolverhampton, founder of TNB Connect (a CIC created to support the Transgender and Non-binary community), Nate is the UK’s first transgender rapper and has recently graduated from the University of Wolverhampton with a first in his public health degree. His incredible story has been documented on channels including ITV, BBC and Channel 4, with Nate using his platform as a musician and health care worker to inspire others and help bring transgender issues to the forefront of society.