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Report: Over 476,000 trans adults don’t have an ID that matches their gender identity

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A new report released by the Williams Institute at the University of California found nearly half a million trans adults in the US do not have an ID that affirms their gender identity as they face barriers to obtaining these documents.

This figure was estimated using data from the 2015 US Transgender Survey, and if correct, it means approximately 34% of trans people do not have gender-affirming ID documents.In states with the fewest policy barriers, 46.5% of trans people said they had been able to correct the gender markers on their driver’s licenses, compared to 25.8% of those living in states with the most policy barriers.

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