In a bid to help Britain's last hidden minority, moves are afoot to provide transsexuals, transvestites and cross dressers with their own car parking spaces.
"Initially," said scheme organiser, Monica Soon, "this will be outside clothes shops on retail parks. You know, Gap, Next and the like. It's only voluntary at the moment, although Matalan have expressed an interest in the scheme."
One of the major obstacles to people of alternate gender when shopping is the walk across the car park.
"It can be quite daunting," said Miss Soon. "Especially in the heels they choose to wear. By extending the space given over to disabled drivers by a couple of spaces, then cross dressers can easily and quickly get into the shops."
According to a survey of people that would admit to cross dressing, not many spaces will be needed.
"Most shopping is done online," said Soon. "Very few trans people visit clothes shops. This is something we'd like to change. Their money is as good as the next person's. It is money our high street stores want."
With parent and child spots already added to the reserved parking area alongside the disabled bays, adding additional spots has not pleased everybody.
"What's next?" asked Trevor Bigget, a disgruntled shopper, forced to park in a crowded bay while the bays at the front of the store were empty. "Giving spaces to people who mistreat koalas? It's completely unfair."
Despite Bigget's viewpoint, the scheme may well be rolled out across the country.
"If people like Mr Bigget want to have easier parking," said Miss Soon, pleasantly, "he could always go shopping in a dress."