Study Says 1.4 Million Americans Identify as Transgender
Times are changing. The same day the U.S. military lifted its longtime ban on transgender soldiers, UCLA’s Williams Institute estimated that 0.6 percent of American citizens see themselves as transgender, double its 2011 estimate of 700,000. The figures see the highest proportion of transgender residents living in Hawaii, California, Georgia and New Mexico, at 0.8 percent each. Researchers, who say people aged 18 to 24 are slightly more likely to identify as transgender, hope their data can help inform public policy on issues like discrimination and access to bathrooms.