Hello lovely SQS’ers! This is about the recent trans* study called Injustice at Every Turn.
The recent survey/study Injustice at Every Turn was unveiled at a presentation this past May at the Center on Halsted. It was a great presentation—this is the largest survey done about the trans* community in history. What was pointed out to us that evening was that trans* people of color often face four times as much discrimination in all facets of life. But as you read the below article (thank you Tumblr folks) and the survey, remember that the survey ultimately shows that we are resilient. Trans* people are capable of overcoming many life-changing obstacles and situations.
Let’s continue building community and advancing awareness.
The harsh reality is that whether they possess a J.D. or a GED, members of the African-American transgender community face severe discrimination, according to the recent study Injustice at Every Turn: A Report of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey (pdf).The survey, the first of its kind, was a collaborationbetween the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, the National Center for Transgender Equality and the National Black Justice Coalition. It collected data from more than 6,500 transgender Americans and found that all transgender people face severe bias ranging from housing and health care to education and employment.
But when researchers took a deeper look at the discrimination that the black respondents faced (pdf) — all 381 of them — the data jumped out at them. “What was really poignant were these stark differences. In every case, black respondents fared worse than the nonblack respondents in the national survey,” says Darlene Nipper, deputy executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. “This is because black transgender people face anti-transgender bias coupled with structural and institutionalized racism.”