The life of one who is transgender poses a complexity of risks including the loss of family, loved ones and friends. A young St Louis man interviewed last month by Andrew Baumgartner of The Vital Voice provides the backdrop of such bias and discrimination of being Trans and the need for personal confidentiality. We invite you to watch this interview of this trans-identified young man at this link:
We thank Andrew and Vital Voice Omnimedia for their understanding and sensitivity in the production of their interview.
From the National Transgender Discrimination Survey:
- Fifty-seven percent (57%) of respondents experienced family rejection
- Relationships ended for 45% of those who came out to partners.
“Those who were rejected by family members had considerably elevated negative outcomes, including homelessness (three times the frequency), sex work (double the rate), and suicidality (almost double), compared to those that were accepted by their family members.”
– from Injustice at Every Turn: A Report of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey (National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, National Center for Transgender Equality, et al)
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