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12/09/2014 06:16 BST | Updated 09/10/2020 18:49 BST

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

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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 Jane*, who spoke to HuffPost UK about her experiences as a transgender student, here is some advice on what you should do and what you should avoid saying.

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*Name has been changed.