If you are someone who identifies as a lesbian or gay, gay man, bisexual, transgender, or queer woman, you may be wondering if you fit into the “LGBT” umbrella.
According to a 2013 survey, nearly one in five people identify as lesbian, lesbian, bisexual and/or transgender, according to the LGBT Resource Center.
However, that figure is just one of many, including bisexual women, transgender women, and queer people of color.
In fact, the number of people who identify as transgender has grown to more than one in four.
In 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that the transgender population in the United States was at least one in three.
Many transgender people have come to identify as gay or lesbian because of the stigma and discrimination they have faced.
The stigma surrounding LGBT identity has also been a factor in the growth of transphobia in the transgender community, according a 2016 report by the National Center for Transgender Equality.
The report found that LGBT youth experience heightened levels of bullying, discrimination and violence in schools and the workplace.
Transgender people have also reported higher rates of violence, including intimate partner violence and physical assault.
The rise of the transgender movement can be attributed to several factors, including the prevalence of trans identities in popular culture and the rising visibility of trans issues in popular media.
According the GLAAD LGBT resource center, the average American adult identifies as lesbian or bisexual, gay or straight, pansexual, asexual or aromantic, transgender or intersex, a member of a racial, ethnic or religious minority, a person who identifies with gender identities other than the sex on their birth certificate, a gender variant or questioning gender identity.
Amber Riley, a 24-year-old transgender woman from Kansas City, Missouri, said that being a transgender woman in the U.S. has given her a sense of self-worth and freedom.
Riley said that she is proud of who she is and believes that she can be an example to other women and girls.
“I’ve been able to find a lot of help in the community and the media, and have a community of like-minded people,” Riley said.
“I feel like there are a lot more women who feel like they can identify and do it.”
The National Center on Transgender Equality also said that the growth in transgender people is important to the growth and acceptance of all LGBT people.
The center’s director, Jennifer Dolan, told CNNMoney that the increase in transgender identities is a result of social media, media platforms like Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook, and the growth is in many ways a response to the growing visibility of transgender issues.
“This is a movement that started on the Internet, and now, it’s really happening,” Dolan said.
Dolan also added that the issue of trans inclusion is not just about LGBT people, but also people of all genders and sexualities.
“Transgender people of colour are often marginalized, they’re often stigmatized, and their experiences are often worse than the average LGBT person’s,” Dola said.
“And they often experience higher rates than trans women.”
Dolan said that while there are still many barriers to accessing healthcare for transgender people, the trend toward transgender inclusion is positive.
She added that there is a need for transgender health education and the expansion of health services that cater to people of different gender identities and sexual orientations.
The number of transgender people living in the country has grown from 5.5 million in 2000 to more people today, according the National Transgender Discrimination Survey.
The Centers for Gender Equality estimates that about one in six transgender people live in the US, making it the fastest-growing segment of the LGBT community.