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confused and emotionally disturbed individuals? Well these are the types of
generalizations that transgender people are still faced with. Many Americans have a
profound lack of understanding of what it means to be transgender. Consequently,
transgender people commonly face a wide variety of discriminatory barriers to full
equality. According to the American Civil Liberties Union, “transgender people
sometimes face difficulties meeting their basic needs (getting a job, housing, or health
care) or in having their gender identity respected (like in the simple act of going to a
public restroom)” (ACLU, 2013). Furthermore, a Seattle Times staff reporter named,
Lornet Turnbull, asserted that transgender people are “twice as likely as the general
population to be unemployed or homeless and four times as likely to live in poverty. Some 90 percent said in a 2011 national survey that they had encountered
discrimination at work, and more than one in three attempt suicide at some point in
their lives” (Turnbull,...
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This document was uploaded on 02/27/2014 for the course COMM 1201H at Georgia Perimeter.
- Fall '13