More Americans identify as transgender or nonbinary than ever before, and 44% know someone who is trans
About 5% of young adults in the U.S. say their gender is different from their sex assigned at birth, according to a new study made by The Pew Research Center.
Here are some highlights:
- 5% of adults under 30 are trans, including 3% who are nonbinary.
- 1.6% of the 30- to 49-year-olds are trans/nonbinary.
- 0.3% of those 50 and older are trans/nonbinary.
These numbers reflect other research, which shows that older younger people are more likely to see themselves as trans, as they have — relatively speaking — more access to trans supportive people and spaces.
The survey shows that found about 1.6% of all American adults over age 18 are trans or nonbinary. That might not seem like much, but it represents a significant increase compared to previous research.
- 79% of all Americans have heard “at least a little” about people not identifying with a binary gender.
- 25% of American adults said that they knew “a lot” about nonbinary identities.
- 42% of adults younger than 30 say they have heard a lot about being nonbinary.
- 44% say they personally know someone who is trans.
- 27% say they have a transgender friend.
- 13% have a coworker who is transgender.
- 10% say they have a transgender family member.
- 20% know someone who is nonbinary.
Here is the reason the right wing extremists and the transphobic TERFs are intensifying their anti-trans activities right now. They know that it is only a matter of time before trans people, like gay and lesbian people before them, are accepted as a normal part of society. The only way of stopping that process is by making more people hate those trans and nonbinary.
Illustration: Red Diamond
Originally published at https://trans-express.lgbt.