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Injustice at Every Turn: A Report of the National Transgender Di

  • Thank you Cristine very informative!
      December 6, 2011 6:20 PM GMT
  • A groundbreaking report was just published in 2011, entitled "Injustice at Every Turn:  A Report of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey," by Jaime M. Grant, Ph.D., Lisa A. Mottet, J.D., Justin Tanis, D.Min. with Jack Harrison, Jody L. Herman, Ph.D., and Mara Keisling, in conjuction with the National Center for Transender Equality and the National Gay and and Lesbian Task Force.
    The report paints a stark picture of pandemic discrimination against transgender people in education, health, family life, housing, public accommodations, identification documents, from police and in incarcerations.
    The study surveyed 6,450 gender non-conforming persons, from all 50 states, the District of
    Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
    The report made my heart ache because of the statistics concerning suicide attempts, under- or unemployment, employment discrimination, and poverty.  I can only imagine the human stories behind the statistics for harrassment and violence.

    Cristine Jennifer Shye** Beware the toes you tread on today, they might be attached to the arse your forced to kiss tomorow. Contenplating involvement with a man? Make sure you can cook realy well or face having sex on a regular basis. Men are like paving slabs, lay them properly, they will stay put and you can walk over them for ever.
      September 22, 2011 2:01 PM BST