Texans who identify as transgender, gender non-binary, or Intersex face a sizable number of barriers to health care not experienced by other people. The barriers include:
- harassment and violence
- identity documents not reflecting authentic self
- acceptance to live as authentic self
On the plus side, resilience and community support positively impact the transgender community.
Roughly 1 in 150 adults in Texas identify as transgender. Slightly more than 1 in 150 Texas youth between 13 and 17 also identify as transgender. Lloyd Potter, our Texas state demographer, and most experts believe this is low due to undercount issues.