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Did Stonewall invent 300,000 non-existent trans people?

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How many people in Britain are transgender?  Until today, there hasn’t been an official answer to that question. New census data give us a number: there are 262,000 people living in England and Wales in March 2021 who ‘identified with a gender different from their sex registered at birth’, in the words of the Office for National Statistics.

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