In The Life Media produced an insightful video about two transgender women, Ja’briel and Michelle (a Native American from Los Angeles), that illustrates the findings from a comprehensive transgender discrimination study completed by the National Center for Transgender Equality and the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force.
“I went to school and earned a degree, but because of discrimination I’m limited in my employment options, and so it’s been very troubling to know that this is an extra burden on me financially and in other ways,” Ja’briel. The National Transgender Discrimination Survey found that respondents experience unemployment at twice the rate of the general population. Ja’briel shares her story from Hinesville, Georgia.
“While we were inside the office he reached out and he grabbed, he touched my breast. At that point I didn’t think there was anything that I could do and I didn’t,” Michelle. According to the Survey, over a quarter of respondents reported that they had lost their job due to being transgender or gender non-coforming and half were harassed. Michelle shares her story from Los Angeles, California.
The National Transgender Discrimination Survey – which is posted on the ITM website – www.itlmedia.org/html/other/Injustice at Every Turn.html has a call to action “to make a significant difference between the current climate of discrimination and violence and a world of freedom and equality.”