The report analyses data on the experiences of 6,579 trans respondents from the EU Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) survey, the largest body of empirical evidence of its kind to date. In this analysis, FRA found that, with few exceptions, trans respondents indicate the highest levels of discrimination, harassment and violence among LGBT subgroups.
Equal and full social participation of all without discrimination is a precondition for inclusive and cohesive societies. In this regard, the survey results depict a disturbing reality. They show that the equality of trans persons is, as yet, a hard-to-reach goal. Still, this report comes at a time when a growing number of EU Member States are taking steps to promote and protect the fundamental rights of trans persons. The evidence collected and analysed from this survey should serve politicians and policy makers as they strive to craft legislation, policies and strategies that better safeguard those rights.