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Concepts in gender identity and expression

Transgender people, also known as trans people, might seem new to you. But we are not new. Transgender people have always been here. Every language has names for us. We live everywhere in the world.

Here in the United States, there are over 5 million transgender and non-binary people, according to 2022 data. Among people under age 30 in the United States, 5% (1 out of every 20 people) identify as part of our community.

Glossary of transgender terms

Transgender acronyms

Transgender slang, slurs, and controversial words.