1. Transgender Hub (TG Hub), Gay Straight Alliance for Safe Schools (US), Stonewall (UK), BBC News (UK), GLAAD (US), Transgender Equality Network (Ireland), Gender Trust (UK), Oxford English Dictionary (UK).

Transgender terminology is fairly fluid; different people apply terms in different ways. A transgender person may be happy to use one term, while another person may find the same term offensive. Terms also change meanings over time; some more traditional words have fallen out of flavour and in some cases are seen as derogatory and are best avoided.

This list is therefore intended as a guide. It has been compared to definitions suggested by LGBT and other organisations.(1)

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