Thursday, May 21, 2015

Transgender Data

With the media frenzy over Bruce Jenner becoming a woman I thought it might me a good idea to present some factual information.


Numbers: An estimated 2 to 5% of the population is transgender (i.e., experience some degree of gender dysphoria). The number of people who identify as transsexual and undergo sex-resassignment is smaller.

Recent statistics from the Netherlands indicate that about 1 in 12,000 natal males undergo sex-reassignment and about 1 in 34,000 natal females. Over time, the gap between the reported numbers of MTF and FTM transsexuals is closing.

1 Hate Violence A nationwide survey of bias-motivated violence against LGBT people from 1985 to 1998 found that incidents targeting transgender people accounted for 20% of all murders and about 40% of all police-initiated violence.

2 Jurisdictions with Transgender Explicit Non-Discrimination Laws States: 16 + D.C. (California, Colorado, Connecticut, D.C., Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington) Cities and Counties: 143 Numbers of people protected: 119,041,592 (about 44% of the population)

3 San Francisco Dep. of Public Health Study – A Snapshot of Discrimination In 1997, the SF Dept. of Public Health surveyed 392 MTF and 123 FTM transgender people.

Here are some of the results:4 MTF FTM Median Age 34 (range: 19-67 years) 36 (range: 19-61 years)

Race 25% African-American, 27% Latina, 27% White, 13% API, 6% Native American 67% White, 12% Latino, 10% African-American, 7% API, 3% Native American Sexual Orientation 67% Heterosexual, 21% Bisexual 35% Heterosexual, 33% Bisexual, 18% Gay, 12% Lesbian Median

Monthly Income $744 (range: $55-7,436) $1,100 (range: $100-6,000) HIV Status 35% tested HIV+ Less than 2% tested HIV+ Health Insurance 52% without insurance 41% without insurance Housing 20% without stable housing or homeless 15% without stable housing or homeless

Abuse/Discrimination 83% reported verbal abuse because of their gender identity or gender presentation 37% reported physical abuse 46% reported employment discrimination 37% reported housing discrimination 85% reported verbal abuse because of their gender identity or gender presentation 30% reported physical abuse 57% reported employment discrimination 20% reported housing discrimination 1 Van Kesteren, et al., An epidemiological and demographic study of transsexuals in the Netherlands, 25(6) Archives of Sexual Behavior 589 (1996). 2 Anti-Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Violence in 1998. A report of the National Coalition of AntiViolence Programs (1999).

Available online at 3 Jurisdictions with Explicitly Transgender-Inclusive Nondiscrimination Laws, available online at (last updated 10/2011). 4 The Transgender Community Health Project (1999). Available at


It’s a fact. Trannies are in. We here at TheLuxurySpot have been plugged into this for a while now, since we had tranny mermaids at a Fashion Week event we threw last year, but I hate to gloat. I know some people have a problem with the word tranny, but in this instance I am using it as a totes abbreve for the word transgender, so take your issues with diction elsewhere.
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Carmen Carerra, US
As the political climate of the world (and our ass-backwards country) shifts to a more liberal lean, transgender rights and issues are becoming much more of a hot topic. Transgender models have taken a front seat in this battle for equality, because their beauty is something undeniable, and easy to understand even for hillbillies who fuck their sisters. The movement of major companies using transgender models in their advertising is making great strides in regards to gender equality, and changing the conversation of what gender really is, and how it is understood.  To celebrate this shift I tracked down the five hottest transgender models from around the globe. Feel free to be a little understandably jealous and even confused.
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Valentijn De Hingh, Netherlands
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Amiyah Scott, US
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Jenna Talackova, Canada
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Amelia Maltepe, Bangaladesh

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