Denver, July 9, 2015 — Although recent polling indicates that only 11-22% of Americans personally know someone who is transgender, the public transitions of Caitlyn Jenner and, previously, Laverne Cox, mean more people are becoming familiar with transgender people. Few people, however, understand the myriad issues facing transgender people, including legal discrimination; limited job opportunities; high rates of poverty, harassment, and violence; health disparities; challenges updating identity documents needed for daily living, and more.
The Movement Advancement Project’s (MAP) new infographic, “Snapshot: Transgender in America,” gives a quick look at state-level laws and policies that impact the lives of transgender people and provides some key statistics on the challenges transgender people face. For example:
Download the infographic at www.lgbtmap.org/transgender-snapshot-graphic.To read MAP’s summary analysis of issues facing transgender Americans and to find all of our publications on the disparities faced by transgender people, visit www.lgbtmap.org/transgender-people.
For a national snapshot of state policies affecting transgender people, visit www.lgbtmap.org/equality-maps and click on any individual state or issue to learn more.
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