March 31, 2023

International Transgender Day Of Visibility

International Transgender Day of Visibility

#TDOV 🏳️‍⚧️💙🙏🏾

I proudly stand with my Trans and Non-Binary Family. I see YOU and I celebrate YOU! Our visibility allows our community to bloom! -Jazz

Transgender people of color experience particularly devastating levels of discrimination:

❖ Black transgender people had an extremely high unemployment rate at 26 percent, two times the rate of the overall transgender sample and four times the rate of the general population.

❖ A startling 41 percent of Black respondents said they had experienced homelessness at some point in their lives, more than five times the rate of the general U.S. population.

❖ Black transgender people lived in extreme poverty with 34 percent reporting a household income of less than $10,000 per year. This is more than twice the rate for transgender people of all races (15 percent), four times the general Black population rate (9 percent), and eight times the general U.S. population rate (4 percent).

❖ Black transgender people were affected by HIV in devastating numbers. More than one-fifth of respondents were living with HIV (20.23 percent), compared to a rate of 2.64 percent for transgender respondents of all races, 2.4 percent for the general Black population, and 0.60 percent of the general U.S. population.

Trans Day of Visibility takes place every 31 March. It marks a time to celebrate trans and non-binary people and to raise awareness of the discrimination faced by the community worldwide.

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