Transgender is a term used to describe people whose gender identity differs from the sex they were assigned at birth. There are approximately 1.4 million transgender adults living in the United States - chances are that you've met someone who identifies as Transgender. Non-binary is a term for those whose gender is a combination of male and female, or not male or female. Another term that people use is genderqueer.
Those whom identify as transgender or non-binary are likely to experience higher rates of violence and human rights discrimination that disproportionately affect their community more than any other.
In 2018, at least 22 deaths of transgender people were recorded in the United States, due to fatal violence. Alongside racism, sexism, homophobia and transphobia, this community is often deprived of employment, housing, healthcare and other necessities, barriers that make them vulnerable.