Transgender newlyweds jet off for a romantic honeymoon in Tel Aviv

Mail Online | 6/1/2018 | Emily Chan;Jo Tweedy For Mailonline
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Britain's highest-ranking transgender soldier and her new actor husband have jetted off for their romantic honeymoon in Tel Aviv.

Jake and Hannah Graf - who both say they were born in the wrong body - explained how they picked the Israeli city because they wanted to go to somewhere 'safe' and 'inclusive' for their honeymoon - and knew how LGBT-friendly it is.

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The couple, who are now based in Sandhurst, Berkshire, described how they are looking forward to spending some quality time together, after a whirlwind two months since their wedding in March.

Jake, 40, who is also a film director, and Army Captain Hannah, 31, say they have shown others 'it is possible to find love', declaring that 'everyone deserves to be happy'.

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The couple are staying at the luxury five-star Dan Hotel, which has hosted countless celebrities in the past including the likes of Madonna and Michael Jackson.

Jake said that the people of Tel Aviv have been 'nothing but welcoming', explaining how they picked the city because of its reputation for being inclusive.

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Speaking to FEMAIL from their honeymoon, Jake said: 'We've rarely experienced anything like this.

'It's so beautiful here. We were given an upgrade to a beautiful suite with a sea view. It's absolutely stunning. We've been very lucky.'

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He explained how it was important for him and Hannah, who is Britain's highest-ranking transgender soldier, to feel 'safe' on their honeymoon.

'Obviously being trans, there are places we wouldn't go', Jake said. 'We wanted it to be somewhere we would be safe.

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'They've been nothing but welcoming here. There are rainbow flags everywhere, which is so positive to see.

'It feels very safe and inclusive, which is so important for us, particularly for Hannah. Trans women do face a lot of abuse'.

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The couple will be spending a lot of time on the...
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