We hear a lot about the discrimination faced by minorities. But there isn’t a lot of well-publicized, research-based evidence about the disadvantages that transgender and gender-variant people have to live with.
The Report of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey substantiates—with hard facts—the at-risk nature of being gender variant in our society.
From the study’s conclusion:
“It is part of social and legal convention in the United States to discriminate against, ridicule, and abuse transgender and gender non-conforming people within foundational institutions such as the family, schools, the workplace and health care settings, every day. Instead of recognizing that the moral failure lies in society’s unwillingness to embrace different gender identities and expressions, society blames transgender and gender non-conforming people for bringing the discrimination and violence on themselves.”