What is trans?

Trans means that a person’s gender identity does not coincide with the gender assigned at birth. The gender identity can either conform to the opposite sex entirely or move outside of the 
male-/female-only opposition (so-called ‘non-binary gender identity’).

In the glossary you will find commonly used term definitions that help you to use the right language as an expression of respect when dealing with trans persons.

How many trans people live in Switzerland?

It depends on who you count! An exact number can therefore not be identified. Trans people have never been counted in Switzerland and studies from overseas show quite different ranges from 0.5 to 3 percent of the population.