Tuesday, February 25, 2014

From the AFSP and The Williams Institute - Suicide Attempts among Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Adults

With numbers like these we must act to end discrimination. Please help by educating and sharing. We need to do so much more to help our LGBT friends and family but we cannot do it if people do not fully understand the problems or who we are.

Some of the key findings include:

Suicide attempts among trans people who...

... tell others they are trans are at about 50%
... believe that others can almost always tell are 45%
... have disabilities ranges from 55 - 65%
... have been rejected by their families is 57%
... have a doctor who refuses to treat them is 60%
... experienced homelessness is 69%

Read the report

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