An academic study in the Netherlands found that roughly 5% of the population falls under the “transgender” umbrella, comprising 1% who are assigned male at birth identifying as girls/women, and vice versa; and 4% whose identities are between or outside the gender binary, that is “non-binary” individuals, who often use the pronoun “they’’; and “non-gender” people who may use the pronoun “per”.
I have a feeling that we’re getting tied up in definitions here. Stonewall used to say that 10% of the population is gay on the basis that that’s about the number who have had a same sex sexual experience. Once. Gay as in overwhelming preference for same sex activity is more like 1-2%.
When we say trans do we mean someone having the (or “a” given the variety possibly) op, our friend Mark who knows but regards the surgery as barbaric, or the rugby club dressing up as Japanese schoolgirls on the pub crawl?