Anti-LGBTQ+ violence disproportionately affects trans people — especially trans people of color. 1

30% of trans people reported being fired, denied a promotion or experiencing some other form of mistreatment in the workplace related to their gender identity or expression. 2

In the United States, 1.4 million adults identify as transgender. 3

Among the positive outcomes of gender transition and related medical treatments for transgender individuals are improved quality of life, greater relationship satisfaction, higher self-esteem and confidence, and reductions in anxiety, depression, suicidality, and substance use. 4

The US military is the single largest employer of transgender people in the United States, and provides health insurance to almost 15,000 trans people in the united states who are actively serving. In 2019 the US Defense Department approved a plan to enact Trump’s ban of trans people who have transitioned from the military. 5

The average life expectancy for a transgender woman of color is 35, primarily as a result of violence. 6

26% of trans people who experienced homelessness avoided staying in a shelter because they feared being mistreated as a transgender person. Those who did stay in a shelter reported high levels of mistreatment: 70% respondents who stayed in a shelter in the past year reported some form of mistreatment, including being harassed, sexually or physically assaulted, or kicked out because of being transgender. 7

Half of gay men experience a negative parental reaction when they come out and in 26% of those cases the youth was thrown out of the home. 8

It is estimated that 1.6 Million youth are homeless each year. 40% of them identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. 9

92% of the LGBTQ+ youth say they hear negative messages about being LGBTQ+ from the school, the internet and their peers. 10

It is estimated that there are approximately 9 million members of the LGBTQ+ Community in the United States. 11

67% of LGBTQ youth hear their families make negative comments about LGBTQ people. 12

Studies indicate that 27% of California’s Teens are Gender Non Conforming. 13

For LGBTQ+ students in school, 82% had problems during the previous year with bullying about sexual orientation. 14

-44% experienced physical harassment

-61% never reported the attacks

-31% said the school made no effort to respond