Belgian TGNB study

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The Belgian TGNB Study 2024 is a survey conducted by the Transgender Infopoint, based at Ghent University Hospital.

The study was commissioned to the Transgender Info Point by the Institute for the Equality of Women and Men.


This third follow-up survey aims to examine the living situation of transgender and/or gender non-binary people today and identify their experiences of discrimination over the past 2 years.

In 2007 en 2017 the Institute for the Equality of Women and Men already organised two large-scale surveys on the living situation and experiences of discrimination of transgender and/or gender non-binary people in Belgium. The results of the current study will be compared with those of the earlier studies from 2007 and 2017.


The Transgender Infopunt developed the survey in cooperation with the guidance committee consisting of academics and partner organisations active in the field of gender and sexual diversity.

The survey targets anyone who identifies as transgender and/or gender non-binary, is at least 15 years old and lives in Belgium. By transgender and/or gender non-binary, we mean anyone who identifies as transgender, trans man, trans woman, gender non-binary, genderfluid, agender, bigender, polygender, person doing cross-dressing/transvestism, or other related terms people use to describe themselves. Those who are still questioning their gender identity can also participate.

The survey asks questions on various topics, such as:

  1. Identity and lifestyle
  2. Official documents (e.g. experiences of changing first name and/or gender registration)
  3. Experiences with transgender care
  4. Social well-being
  5. Rights and experiences of discrimination (e.g. at work, school, health care, home, etc.)
  6. Background information
  7. Stressors and resilience

The anonymous survey can be completed in Dutch, English, French or German. It takes about 45 minutes to complete the questions. You can also complete a part of the survey, save it and continue later.

Experiencing problems completing the survey? Please feel free to contact the research team:


Based on the results, policy recommendations are formulated to improve the situation of transgender and gender non-binary people in Belgium.

Publication of the results is scheduled for the end of 2024.

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