Kellie Maloney biography to be released a month early

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The release date of Kellie Maloney’s biography has been brought forward by over a month as its publishers say the spotlight is on “the issue of transgender” now.

The former boxing promoter’s biography ‘Frankly Kellie’, was set to be released by Blink Publishing on 13 August.

The release date of the book, which tells her story from growing up to transitioning, and coming out publicly as transgender, will now be 25 June.

Karen Browning, head of PR at Blink Publishing, said: “With all the recent publicity around Kellie, her return to boxing promotion, the Channel 5 documentary “No Going Back” which aired last week and her commentary on Caitlyn Jenner recently, we’ve decided to pull the publication date forward for her autobiography Frankly Kellie: Becoming A Woman In A Man’s World.

“It just seemed we were missing a trick while the spotlight is on her and the issue of transgender so instead of August the book will now be out June 25th. We’ve had to move fast to do this and the book is printing now.”

Maloney is the subject of a TV documentary, and worldwide attention has been drawn to trans issues as Caitlyn Jenner celebrated her transition on the cover of Vanity Fair last week.

She said: “All my life I’d lived a lie. I couldn’t go on living like that because it was slowly destroying me. I wanted to be a woman. It was time to stop being Frank and to start being Kellie. I simply wanted to be true to myself, I wasn’t having a brain transplant. All I was really doing was changing the wrapping.”

Frankly Kellie will now be released on 25 June as a £16.99 hardback.

Maloney last week appeared in a swimwear photoshoot, and spoke of feeling empowered by the experience.

Ms Maloney previously stood as UKIP candidate for London mayor, but has recently started to fall out favour with the party.

She said it began when leader Nigel Farage made jokes about her transition.

“He made a couple of jokes about my transition but I made allowance, and I said all I want him and his party to do is understand and show sympathy to the LGBT community.

“But then I was told about a new UKIP manifesto where they believe that a Christian family with a business could turn away gay custom, so I had to make a statement against them.”

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