The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) released a comprehensive report, “Injustice at Every Turn”, and the results of the study are disturbing.
- 41% of respondents reported attempting suicide, compared to only 1.6% of the general population.
- Respondents were twice as likely to be unemployed as the population as a whole.
- One in five respondents experienced homelessness because of their gender identity or expression.
- Respondents were nearly four times more likely to live in extreme poverty, with household income of less than $10,000.
Based on responses from over 6,450 participants, the report is the first large-scale national study of discrimination against transgender and gender non-conforming people.
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