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Injustice at Every Turn: A Look at Black Respondents in the National Transgender Discrimination Survey

September 2011 | National Black Justice Coalition, National Center for Transgender Equality and National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

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"Black transgender people live in extreme poverty with 34% reporting a household income of less than $10,000 a year."

The purpose of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey was was to measure the experiences of discrimination within the transgender community. The results show that transgender people faced bias that affects all areas of life. However, one of the most important findings was that the combination of anti-transgender bias with structural and individual racism that transgender people of color experienced particularly devastating levels of discrimination. In particular it was most evident among transgender African Americans.


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