New Studies Seek to Understand Trans Experiences, and Improve Them – Proud Queer (PQ Monthly – Daily Online)

New Studies Seek to Understand Trans Experiences, and Improve Them – Proud Queer (PQ Monthly – Daily Online):

“If you’ve heard or read any of the painful and, at times, shocking statistics about the transgender community used by advocates, journalists, and lawmakers to demonstrate the staggering amounts of discrimination and self-harm faced by trans individuals in the U.S., chances are those figures came from the 2011 report, ‘Injustice at Every Turn.’

The report, which collected data from the National Transgender Discrimination Survey, helped put numbers to the powerful, and, at the time, virtually unchecked stigma of transphobia in our culture. Hearing some of the more shocking findings from the survey, such as news that 41 percent of transgender respondents had attempted suicide, 27 percent had lost a job due to their gender identity, and nearly one in five had experienced homelessness, helped awaken people to the need to help support and advocate for the trans community.

The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE), which, along with the National LGBTQ Task Force, conducted the 2011 survey, has announced its plans for a follow-up: the 2015 U.S. Trans Survey (USTS). The NCTE says the effort, called ‘the largest survey ever devoted to the lives and experiences of trans people,’ will be conducted every five years.”

(Via. Proud Queer Monthly)

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