YOUNG VOICES

Has Your Friend Just Come Out As Transgender? Here's What - And What Not - To Do

12/09/2014 10:16 BST | Updated 12/09/2014 10:59 BST
amboo who/Flickr

If someone you know tells you they are transgender, you will need to personally adapt to this news to help them feel accepted now they have made the decision to come out to you.

With help from Emily Shepherd who spoke to the Huffington Post UK about her experiences as a transgender student, here is some advice on what you should do and what you should avoid saying.

Transgender acceptance

If you need someone to talk to, contact Mermaids on 0208 1234819 or email info@mermaidsuk.org.uk