Source: National Center for Transgender Equality
This year, from Washington, DC to Nashville, Tennessee, we’ve seen efforts that threaten the rights of transgender people. One way people can take action is by educating others about what it’s really like to be transgender in their state.
Today, in partnership with the Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition, NCTE released Tennessee state-specific data from the 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey completed by over 400 Tennessee residents. For instance, did you know that over one in five (21%) of transgender Tennesseans who have been employed have lost a job beacuse of being transgender? In this state report, you’ll also find statistics you can use on areas such as poverty, school mistreatment, police mistreatment, discrimination in health care, and access to restrooms, so Tennesseans can have a greater understanding on what it means to be transgender in the Volunteer State.