Op-ed: Science Holds the Key to Transgender Equality

advocate.com – By Nicholas R. Eaton and Kristina Olson and Aidan Key

No one knows what percentage of the population is transgender, but it is likely less than 1 percent. Even still, transgender issues have risen to a place of prominence in public discourse of late. The news now regularly carries stories of transgender individuals, ranging from tragic deaths of youths and individuals of color to commercial success of television programs like Transparent to stories of transgender children fighting for the right to attend school and use facilities such as restrooms or locker rooms in alignment with their identities.