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Transgender Suicide Rates Highlight Injustices

Staggering Rate of Attempted Suicides by Transgenders Highlights Injustices
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ABAJournal
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

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6 Responses to “Transgender Suicide Rates Highlight Injustices”

  1. My Letter to the East Aurora, IL (Dist. #131) School Board re: their new trans-positive policy « Park(er) That Car Says:

    […] a truly positive, progressive policy that will negatively impact 0 people? Did you know that more than 40% of all transgender individuals have attempted suicide? Compare that to the general population (1.6%). Why on earth would you move backwards on a policy, […]

  2. [tw: transphobia, ableism, murder, suicide] Train Wrecks at the Intersections | Says:

    […] It is UNBEARABLE. […]

  3. The Missing Link: Gender Orientation Says:

    […] identity and expression (BTW, in a study of 6,400 trans folks, the rate of attempted suicide was 41% as compared to 1.6% in cis folks). While transsexuals generally point to our innate gender orientation at an age long […]

  4. Gender Orientation, Identity and Expression | The Transadvocate Says:

    […] identity and expression (BTW, in a study of 6,400 trans folks, the rate of attempted suicide was 41% as compared to 1.6% in cis folks). While transsexuals generally point to our innate gender orientation at an age long […]

  5. [[TRIGGER WARNING]] And Now, For Something Completely Different ¶ Alex Oiknine Says:

    […] People who are trans* for instance have vastly high suicide rates compared to their peers. LGB have higher suicide rates than peers. A person with these two issues intersecting or other factors working against them can also have issues. An individual with intersecting factors at play may also face further marginalization even with groups they are supposed to be able to find support in. They may be told by authority figures – parents, teachers, religious leaders, etc. that they should kill themselves, or that they are worthless, etc. Because our society stigmatizes many things. There are many factors at play that can make a person feel as though they are more of a burden to those around them alive than dead. […]

  6. The Necessity of Transition in College and Gender Essentialism « ETSU Women's Studies Says:

    […] absolutely a medical necessity; the attempted suicide rates for transgender individuals are nearly 41% according to a survey by the Lesbian Task Force and the National Center for Transgender […]

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