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Asian Americans constitute a small but growing segment of the trans community. Trans Asian Americans face marginalization both within the transgender community and within the Asian American community. The trans Asian American population is exceptionally diverse.

Marginalization and Diversity

Just as trans Asians and Pacific Islanders (APIs) face marginalization within heteronormative API communities, so trans APIs can face marginalization in the white-dominant LGBTQIA+ community; to understand trans APIs, one must understand their position in both spheres.

The trans community in the United States—like the Asian American community—is characterized by great demographic diversity as well as diversity in terms of gender identity and expression. The trans community obviously includes individuals of every racial and ethnic background, including African Americans, Latinos and Latinas (Latinx has recently become popular as a ...

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