1. This Transgender Awareness Week infographic explains some of the health disparities affecting the transgender community. Learn more here.
Our thanks to the National Center for Transgender Equality, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Center for American Progress, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition whose work contributed to the creation of this graphic. 
Download/share a high-res PDF of this infographic here.

    This Transgender Awareness Week infographic explains some of the health disparities affecting the transgender community. Learn more here.

    Our thanks to the National Center for Transgender Equality, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Center for American Progress, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition whose work contributed to the creation of this graphic. 

    Download/share a high-res PDF of this infographic here.

    (Source: fenwayhealth.org)

  2. motherjones: 

Map: Transgender Employment Rights
MJ intern Gavin Aronsen reports:
A landmark survey of 6,450 trans and gender non-conforming people released in February by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force revealed some disturbing numbers:
Ninety percent of responders reported facing discrimination at work.
Unemployment rates were double the national average.
More than a quarter said they had been fired due to their gender identity.
Those who had lost their jobs were four times as likely to be homeless and 70 percent more likely to abuse drugs and alcohol.
And, perhaps most remarkably (and most related to Monday’s post), a full 41 percent of responders admitted to having attempted suicide.

Employment discrimination can also make it more difficult for trans* individuals to access health insurance and care, which can compound issues such as depression and substance use. 

    motherjones

    Map: Transgender Employment Rights

    MJ intern Gavin Aronsen reports:

    landmark survey of 6,450 trans and gender non-conforming people released in February by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force revealed some disturbing numbers:

    • Ninety percent of responders reported facing discrimination at work.
    • Unemployment rates were double the national average.
    • More than a quarter said they had been fired due to their gender identity.
    • Those who had lost their jobs were four times as likely to be homeless and 70 percent more likely to abuse drugs and alcohol.

    And, perhaps most remarkably (and most related to Monday’s post), a full 41 percent of responders admitted to having attempted suicide.

    Employment discrimination can also make it more difficult for trans* individuals to access health insurance and care, which can compound issues such as depression and substance use.