While the transgender community in the United States has gained more and more attention from the media and from politicians over the past few years, its overall membership continues to be extremely small. Estimates suggest that transgender people make up between 0.3 and 0.5% of the U.S. population. That translates to between 980,000 and 1.6 million people in total. Their demands for tolerance and acceptance of their lifestyle choices have engendered fierce debates about everything from public bathrooms to personal pronouns.
Hayden Daniel Deputy Editor