Wednesday, February 16, 2011

New Report Highlights Discrimination Against Transgender People

Posted By on Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 4:51 PM

A report released last week by the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force and the National Center for Transgender Equality shows discouraging evidence of discrimination against transgender Americans.

More than 6,400 transgender citizens were surveyed for the study, titled "Injustice at Every Turn." Researchers discovered that African American transgender people experience discrimination in much higher numbers than trans people of other races.

They also found that the sample population of trans people were four times more likely to live below the poverty level with a household income of less than $10,000. Also, 41 percent of respondents admitted having attempted suicide compared with only 1.6 percent of the general population.

To see the full report, go here.


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