The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and The National Center for Transgender Equality have released a sobering report on discrimination faced by transgender Americans. The comprehensive survey includes input from 6,450 participants.
"Respondents were four to five times more likely than the general population to live in extreme poverty, with an annual household income of less than $10,000 at all levels of educational attainment. Those surveyed were twice as likely to be unemployed; 26 percent had lost a job because they were transgender, though if you factor in not being hired in the first place or denied a promotion, that number rises to 47 percent. A full 90 percent of respondents reported harassment or other mistreatment in the workplace. The statistics for transgender and gender nonconforming people grow even worse when race is factored in, with transgender people of color faring worse than white participants across the board. But there was some good news, too: Nearly 80 percent of respondents reported feeling more comfortable at work and their performances improving after transitioning."
Download it HERE (PDF).