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The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF)

by The Next Family June 08, 2011

By: Shannon Ralph

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) recently released the results of a national study entitled “Injustice at Every Turn” which highlights the challenges transgendered and gender non-conforming individuals face in employment, education, housing, public accommodations, and more. The results are both sobering and appalling.
A total of 6,450 transgendered and gender non-conforming individuals from all fifty states completed the survey between September 2008 and February 2009. The goal of the survey was to provide  policymakers, community activists, and legal advocates with the hard data they need to improve services for transgendered individuals and efforts toward transgender equality.  Among the survey’s key findings were that most of its respondents lived in extreme poverty; trans people of color experienced a significantly higher degree of discrimination; and 41 percent of respondents reported attempting suicide, compared to 1.6 percent of the general population.
NGLTF Executive Director Russell Roybal presented a summary of the survey findings and said that current efforts at LGBT equality need to be more inclusive of the transgender community. “Although there have been many positive laws at the state and municipal level that include sexual orientation-based non-discrimination, there have been many that did not include gender identity or expression,” Roybal said. “So part of the goal of creating this survey was to provide the information necessary to make those policy changes at the local, state, and national level.”
The full “Injustice at Every Turn” report can be found at www.TheTaskForce.org or www.TransEquality.org.

 

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