“Injustice at Every Turn: A Report of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey” (2011)

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The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and National Center for Transgender Equality conducted a national survey of transgender Americans and documented widespread employment discrimination and economic insecurity:

  • Double the rate of unemployment: Survey respondents experienced unemployment at twice the rate of the general population at the time of the survey,5 with rates for people of color up to four times the national unemployment rate.
  • Widespread mistreatment at work: Ninety percent (90%) of those surveyed reported experiencing harassment, mistreatment or discrimination on the job or took actions like hiding who they are to avoid it.
  • Forty-seven percent (47%) said they had experienced an adverse job outcome, such as being fired, not hired or denied a promotion because of being transgender or gender non-conforming.
  • Over one-quarter (26%) reported that they had lost a job due to being transgender or gender non-conforming and 50% were harassed.