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New estimates show 300,000 youth ages 13-17 identify as transgender in the US

Approximately 1.6 million people ages 13 and older—0.6% of the population—identify as transgender in the United States, according to new estimates from the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law. This includes 1.4% of youth ages 13-17 (about 300,000 youth) and 0.5% of adults (about 1.3 million adults). Transgender individuals are younger on average than […]

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LGBTQ people four times more likely than non-LGBTQ peers to choose a college away from home to find acceptance

May 11, 2022 – A new study from the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law conducted in collaboration with the Point Foundation, the nation’s largest LGBTQ scholarship fund, finds LGBTQ people were four times more likely than non-LGBTQ people to report having picked a college in a different city or state in search of […]

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More than half of transgender students in higher education report poor mental health

A new study from the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law conducted in collaboration with the Point Foundation, the nation’s largest LGBTQ scholarship fund, finds there are an estimated 218,000 known transgender students ages 18 to 40 in the U.S. More than half (55%) of transgender people say that their mental health was not […]

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Day 1 executive action addresses disparate impact of COVID-19 on LGBTQ people

Today, President Biden signed an executive order to combat the health and economic impact of COVID-19. The executive action focuses on strengthening public health measures, such as mask-wearing and social distancing, optimizing testing and vaccine distribution, extending eviction and foreclosure moratoriums, and continuing the deferment of student loan payments. Williams Institute research shows that many […]

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LGBT people nearly four times more likely than non-LGBT people to be victims of violent crime

October 2, 2020 – LGBT people are nearly four times more likely than non-LGBT people to experience violent victimization, including rape, sexual assault, and aggravated or simple assault, according to a new study by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law. In addition, LGBT people are more likely to experience violence both by someone […]

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HHS rule will reverse nondiscrimination protections in health care for more than 1.5 million transgender people

May 18, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is expected to announce a final rule in the coming weeks that reverses federal protections prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity in health care. The regulation could create added barriers to accessing health care for an estimated 1.4 million adults and 150,000 […]