We believe that trans rights are human rights.
Transgender people face discrimination, stigma, and violence in schools, healthcare settings, workplaces, and even in the place they should be safest — their homes.
The Williams Institute reports that in the U.S., 29 percent of trans adults live in poverty, and trans people of color are more likely to be poor.1
Workplaces are rife with discrimination against trans people. In 2016, the National Center for Transgender Equality reports that 27 percent of transgender workers in the U.S. were fired, not hired, or denied a promotion.2
Trans people in the U.S. are at a high risk of violence. The National Center for Transgender Equality reports that 47 percent of trans adults have been sexually assaulted in their lifetime.3 In 2020, Human Rights Campaign reports that 37 transgender and gender non-conforming people were murdered, marking it as one of the most dangerous years for trans and gender non-conforming people in the U.S.4
Thank you for joining us in our mission for equal human rights for everyone.
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1 “LGBT poverty in the United States. A study of differences between sexual orientation and gender identity groups.” University of California, Los Angeles School of Law. Williams Institute. October 2019. Accessed Jan. 25, 2020. Web.
2 James, S. E., Herman, J. L., Rankin, S., Keisling, M., Mottet, L., & Anafi, M. (2016). “The Report of the 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey.” Washington, DC: National Center for Transgender Equality. 2015. Accessed Jan. 25, 2020. Web.
4 Roberts, Madeleine. “Marking the Deadliest Year on Record, HRC Releases Report on Violence Against Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People.” Human Rights Campaign. Nov. 19, 2020. Accessed Jan. 25, 2020. Web.