Bias & discrimination against the transgender community
Understand how bias and inequity show up for the Transgender community
Common biases and microaggressions toward LGBTQ+ people
Our words and actions have an impact
Inequities and disparities
41% of transgender people say that they've attempted suicide at some point.
1 in 5 transgender people have experienced homelessness
1 in 3 (29%) report being turned away from a shelter.
1 in 5 (19%) in the U.S. have been refused a home or apartment.
More than 1 in 10 (11%) have been evicted, due to their gender identity.
Homelessness and Discrimination in Housing:
1 in 5 transgender people has experienced homelessness at some time in their lives because of discrimination or family rejection.
Transgender people facing homelessness also face discrimination from agencies that should be helping them, with nearly 1 in 3 (29%) reporting being turned away from a shelter.
1 in 5 transgender people (19%) in the United States has been refused a home or apartment, and more than 1 in 10 (11%) have been evicted, because of their gender identity.
Transgender people, specifically transgender women of color, are at a higher risk for HIV.
It's estimated that 1 in 4 black transgender people in the U.S. live with HIV/AIDS.
Identity documents that don't match a person's presentation of their gender can be a barrier to work and travel. These instances can also expose transgender people to harassment, violence, prejudice, job loss, and more.
Transgender people are often the targets of violent acts.
Current discriminatory events
Transgender human rights under attack
Understanding and ending the culture of violence
Pay attention to the increased violence against transgender and gender non-conforming communities
Have you asked personal questions about an individual's body parts - for example, asking a transgender person about their physical journey, hormones, or surgery?
And remember, sex and gender identity are two separate things: sex is what we are assigned at birth based on medical factors, and gender identity is how a person defines and conceptualizes their own gender (which is internal). It is not necessary to know someone’s sex in order to understand them.
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