Given the incredible amount of news stories which seem to come out regularly, detailing the pronoun or bathroom usage of people, you might be forgiven if you thought they represented a large portion of the U.S. population. However, that is not the case. If anything, they are one of the smallest minority groups in the entire country.
A 2016 study, which looked at various surveys during the previous nine years, concluded two things. Firstly, the proportion of transgender individuals is growing over time. Secondly, that number is still incredibly small: only about 1 in every 250 adults, or 0.4%. For comparison, all lesbian, gay or bisexual people in the U.S. only account for about 4.0% With that knowledge, it must be surprising that so many people concern themselves with the lives of that small of a population.