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The Infographic That Shows Why Trans People In Britain Need More Of Our 'Basic Human Decency'

19/12/2015 08:02 GMT | Updated 19/12/2015 08:59 GMT

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This year has been a pivotal one for transgender people in this country, whether it's because of the Caitlyn Jenner's highly-publicised transition, the political inquiry or Stonewall's momentous decision to support transgender community.

"Although there is a growing awareness of gender fluidity and transgenderism, the reality is that life for a trans person can still be extremely tough," says Rebecca Root, star of the BBC Two sitcom Boy Meets Girl.

The trans community - including some of the most vulnerable people in society - has to appeal to the "basic human decency" that we all share when looking for acceptance, Root says in a BBC video.

"Because for many transgender people, accepting who they are within themselves is often just the beginning of a very difficult journey."

HuffPost UK has been championing the people - both trans and not trans - who are speaking out, through our TransBritain series this week. These stark stats show why their voices must so urgently be heard.

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Useful websites and helplines:

  • The Gender Trust supports anyone affected by gender identity | 01527 894 838
  • Mermaids offers information, support, friendship and shared experiences for young people with gender identity issues | 0208 1234819
  • LGBT Youth Scotland is the largest youth and community-based organisation for LGBT people in Scotland. Text 07786 202 370
  • Gires provides information for trans people, their families and professionals who care for them | 01372 801554
  • Depend provides support, advice and information for anyone who knows, or is related to, a transsexual person in the UK