Many people have questions about who transgender people are, and we hope this page is helpful to you. GLAAD provides this page to educate those who may be unfamiliar with or want to learn more about the transgender community.
According to poll data from 2008, only 8% of Americans said they either worked with or personally knew a transgender person, compared to 78% who said they worked with or knew a lesbian or gay person.
As media representation of transgender individuals and the issues they face improves, it is important that that we all have an understanding of the facts and common misrepresentations surrounding trans people.
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If you are a media professional, check out our resources for covering transgender people in the media.
If you are a transgender person seeking resources,please see our list.