Wednesday, September 06, 2017

It Is An Interesting Report On The Age Of Trans People

It seems like at the same time we are coming out older we are also coming out younger. In a report from the Williams Institute on the age of trans people they report that,
By Jody L. Herman, Andrew R. Flores, Taylor N.T. Brown, Bianca D.M. Wilson, and Kerith J. Conron
January 2017

Few data sources exist that can be used to describe the demographic characteristics of transgender people in the United States. Most U.S. demographic data come from national, population-based surveys, like the Decennial Census and the American Community Survey. National surveys, such as these, have rarely included questions to identify transgender respondents, leaving large gaps in our knowledge about the size and demographic composition of the transgender population. Yet, an increasing number of states and localities do collect data about transgender people. In this report, we utilize data from state-level, population-based surveys to estimate the proportion of the population that identifies as transgender by age group, starting at age 13. We provide a new estimate of the percentage of youth (13 to 17) that identifies as transgender (Figure 1). We also provide a new estimate of the overall age distribution of the transgender population, ages 13 and above. This report is part of a series of Williams Institute reports in which we provide estimates about the size and demographic charateristics of those who identify as transgender in the United States.
Based on our prior study, an estimated 0.7% of adults between the ages of 18 and 24 identify as transgender, whereas 0.6% of adults age 25 to 64 and 0.5% of adults age 65 or older identify as transgender.  In this study, we add a new estimate for the number and percentage of transgender youth, ages 13 to 17, that would identify as transgender. We estimate that 0.7% of youth ages 13 to 17, about 150,000 youth, would identify as transgender, in addition to 0.6% (or about 1.4 million) adults.8 The 95% credible intervals around these national and state estimates are presented in Table A1 of the Appendix. For youth ages 13 to 17 that identify as transgender, the 95% credible interval ranges from 0.54% as the lower bound to 1.00% as the upper bound for the percentage of youth that identify as transgender.
My theory is that for us who are in the 50s, 60s, and 70s we were afraid to come out when we were younger, the media back when we were young the media portrayed us as psychopaths so we hid in the closet and now we are seeing that the world doesn’t end when you transition. The same is true for trans children, they see people like Jazz and other children come out and feel that they can safely come out.

But I have to wonder how all this hate from the current administration and the so called Christian evangelicals will affect the children today, will it force them back in the closet?

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