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Resources for Supporting Gender Fluid, Gender NonConforming, &/or Transgender Children
To our subscribers who are transgender or non-binary themselves and/or who have trans or non-binary identified children- we hope the sharing of these statistics is helpful rather than harmful and we are not encouraging anyone to share these numbers with your child(ren). We share these statistics in an effort to illustrate the importance of folding conversations about gender variance into all of our families and communities too. Without engaging the people around us in these conversations these statistics will not change. We can work toward normalizing gender variance in our culture by normalizing it for our children. This will impact conversations and dynamics at school and on the playground, with other children and adults and ultimately lead to a more mainstream cultural shift that will include and protect trans and non-binary people.
75% of transgender youth surveyed feel unsafe at school
59% of transgender students surveyed have been denied access to restrooms consistent with their gender identity.
The unemployment rate among transgender people is double the national rate, and as high as 5 times the national rate for some groups, such as transgender Native American people.
Transgender people are 4 times as likely to live in extreme poverty than the general population.
30% of transgender people surveyed have experienced homelessness, including 51% of black transgender women.
9 out of 10 transgender people who are employed report experiencing harassment at work.
Transgender women are more than 4 times more at risk of being fatally attacked than the general population of women.
84% of transgender victims of fatal violence in 2017 were people of color.