Transgender Suicide Rates Highlight Injustices
Staggering Rate of Attempted Suicides by Transgenders Highlights Injustices
by Debra Cassens Wiess
February 4, 2011
“Ninety percent of transgender and gender nonconforming people report harassment, discrimination and mistreatment on the job, and the injustices they face have devastating economic and personal consequences, according to a new survey.
A “staggering” 41 percent of the more than 6,400 respondents said they had attempted suicide, compared to a rate of 1.6 percent for the general population, according to the survey (PDF) by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and the National Center for Transgender Equality.”
Access the report “Injustice at Every Turn: A Report of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey” at http://endtransdiscrimination.org/PDFs/NTDS_Report.pdf