The Romantic and Family Relationships of Trans and Gender Diverse Australians [Infographic]
Here’s some interesting research on the romantic and family relationships of trans and gender diverse Australians from Gender Identity Australia.
In their research of 160 trans and gender diverse Australians, they found more than half of their sample were in a romantic relationship.
This infographic shows that trans and gender diverse Australians have a range of challenges when meeting romantic partners, including:
- discrimination from potential partners
- being treated as a fetish object
- negative responses to genitalia
- ageism from potential partners
When it comes to meeting romantic partners, trans women reported greater perceived difficulty in meeting romantic partners than did trans men. And trans women were less likely to believe they would meet a romantic partner in the future as compared to trans men or gender-diverse people.
Sadly, this population of people is under-supported by their families with some experiencing discrimination within their family of origin.
Some of the forms of discrimination from families of original included:
- refusal to use correct pronouns and name
- exclusion from family events
- cutting off and ceasing contact
- physical and/or verbal abuse
- pathologising responses
Check out the infographic below to find out more about the romantic and family relationships of trans and gender-diverse Australians.
Infographic: Gender Identity Australia
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