Trans young people least optimistic about the future

Transgender young people are the least likely to feel optimistic about the future, according to new independent research by Just Like Us, the LGBT + young people's charity.


14% of transgender young people have “never” felt optimistic about the future in the past 12 months, compared to 10% of gay boys, 10% of bisexual young people and 6% of young lesbians.


Only 35% of transgender young people report feeling optimistic about the future on a weekly basis in the past year. Over half (54%) of young gay boys, half (48%) of young lesbians and 43% of young bisexual people report feeling optimistic on a weekly basis in the past year.


LGBT+ young people are generally much less likely to feel optimistic about the future than non-LGBT+ young people. 45% of LGBT+ young people have felt optimistic about the future on a weekly basis in the past 12 months, compared to 64% of non-LGBT+ young people.