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New survey shows transgender community faces 'Injustice at Every Turn'

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On the eve of the Creating Change conference, a new study was released on the discrimination faced by America's transgender community:

Many transgender Americans face intolerance in almost every aspect of their lives, contributing to high levels of homelessness, unemployment and despair, according to a comprehensive survey being released Friday.

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and the National Center for Transgender Equality say their survey of 6,450 transgender people is the largest of its kind. It details discrimination encountered "at every turn" — in childhood homes, in schools and workplaces, at stores and hotels, at the hands of doctors, judges, landlords and police.

"Their lives are just a crapshoot," said Rea Carey, executive director of the task force. "They don't know from one interaction to the next whether they will be treated with respect and dignity. It's not the way people should be living their day-to-day life."
No one should face discrimination and injustice like that -- ever. It's important to finally have a study that shows the discrimination faced by the transgender community.

The full report is here.

Can't help but think this study would have been especially helpful during the last Congress when we should have seen the passage of ENDA.

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