Latino transgenders face more discrimination & violence
Yesterday, the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE), the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, and the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) released Injustice at Every Turn: A Look at Latino/a Respondents in the National Transgender Discrimination Survey, revealing that transgender Latino/a people face poverty, unemployment, homelessness, discrimination and violence at significantly higher rates than both the overall transgender population and the general population. Additionally, the findings show that immigration status plays a role in these outcomes, with non-citizen Latino/a respondents often reporting even worse experiences.
This report supplements an earlier national study, Injustice at Every Turn, which was released in February and revealed widespread discrimination experienced by transgender and gender non-conforming people across the board.
“This study shows how devastating multiple discrimination is for Latino and Latina transgender people,” said LULAC Executive Director Brent Wilkes in the press release of the report. “We are committed to ensuring that all people, regardless of race, sexual orientation and gender identity are respected and treated fairly. We call upon other Latino groups to join us as we fight for the right of transgender people to live without fear of discrimination, harassment or violence. We will not stand idly by in a society where equality is not within everyone’s reach.”
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