While issues facing transgender and non-binary communities have recently received greater attention from the public, policymakers and government officials, we’ve been around for centuries in cultures and history as early as 5000 B.C. Today, we exist in societies and cultures across the globe.
Here are seven things you didn’t know about transgender people:
These seven things you didn’t know don’t even begin to scratch the surface of the trans and non-binary community’s history. Today, HRC Foundation estimates that there are more than 2 million transgender people in the United States based on an analysis of the 2018 General Social Survey. One in five adults in the United States know someone who uses non-binary pronouns other than he or she. Far from being a new phenomenon, transgender and non-binary people have existed for centuries among cultures across the globe. This Trans Week of Awareness, we celebrate our community’s rich history and bright future. To learn even more about transgender and non-binary communities, check out the various resources on HRC’s website.