Trans* people experience wide-ranging unequal treatment due to their gender expression and/or their gender identity as those do not equal heteronormativity. When this discrimination ends up in verbal or physical attacks, this is called hate crime. Discrimination against trans* people and hate crime take place in all areas of social life.
As a survey of trans* people of the Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency in 2017 shows, discrimination in ‘public and leisure’ is in first place. Due to the study ‘Queere Freizeit’ (queer leisure) by the German Youth Institute (DJI), specific unequal treatment that young people face is uncomfortable and unpleasant striking observation (79.8%), discriminatory jokes or swear words (75.8%) and insults (55.1%). 26.3% of the young people face sexual harassment, 21.4% threat of violence and 11.9% physical attacks. Due to a survey by the European Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), 31% of the German trans* people often or always avoid public spaces due to discrimination.