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QUIZ: Can You Define These Transgender Terms?

24/12/2015 09:17 GMT | Updated 24/12/2015 09:59 GMT

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Despite the huge progress being made by the transgender rights movement in Britain, a persistent struggle remains around educating the media and public - especially around the language to describe key achievements and the people they affect.

Despite 2015 having been a landmark year, a YouGov poll in June showed that a quarter (24%) of Brits don't know what it means if someone is transgender, and even BBC news presenters have struggled with using the right words to define people.

As part of HuffPost UK's TransBritain project, we've put together trans terms and definitions. Can you match them up correctly?

Definitions have come from Trans Media Watch.

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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