Trans young people are the least optimistic about their future: ‘I’ve never seen trans people thrive and grow old’
Trans youth in the UK are struggling to feel optimistic about their futures, falling behind their cisgender peers when it comes to dreaming of the life ahead of them.
Fourteen per cent of trans youth have “never” felt optimistic about the future in the past year, compared with 10 per cent of gay boys, 10 per cent of bisexual young people and six per cent of young lesbians.
Only 35 per cent of young trans people say they felt optimistic about the future on a weekly basis in the past year. This compares with around half (54 per cent) of young gay boys, half (48 per cent) of young lesbians and 43 per cent of young bisexual people.
The new figures come from independent research commissioned by LGBT+ young people’s