Transgender people are no strangers to society: the concept of not feeling comfortable in one's birth-assigned gender has been around since man can remember. It's quite puzzling to see that many centuries later, people still treat transgender people of an alien-like nature, of some sort of non-human species. Transgender people
TRANSlucent; Discrimination Against the Transgender Community in the 1960’s The term transgender is used to define individuals who do not identify with the sex that they were assigned at birth. For example, if a person who is born female decides later on in her life that she would like to identify
When discussing injustices, it is pivotal--for the sake of true progressive social change--to include all oppressed groups into the dialogue. Transgender People tend to be heavily misrepresented and demonized. Because of transphobia, there
I would like to learn more about what else could be done to ensure a safe work environment for transgender individuals. I also would like to learn more about protective factors that these people have and what resources could be used as protective factors for young and middle adulthood transgender
gender.” (Beredjick, 2012) Majority of transgender people will face some sort of discrimination in their lifetime whether it is through being rejected by their families, denied housing or finding employment. “Employment discrimination forces many to become involved in the street economy and in survival crime. Widespread bias and ignorance among law enforcement and other officials mean that transgender people are disproportionately subjected to arrest and, in turn, imprisonment.” (al, 2011)
While discrimination is pervasive for the majority of transgender people, the intersection of anti-transgender bias and persistent, structural racism is especially severe. People of color in general fare worse than White transgender people, with African American transgender individuals faring far worse than all other transgender populations. Many transgender people are also the targets of hate crimes. They are also the victims of subtle discrimination—which includes everything from glances or glares of disapproval or discomfort to invasive questions about their body parts (Bassichi, Lee, & Spade, 2011). Discrimination laws and hate crimes laws encourage us to understand oppression as something that happens when individuals use bias to deny
A REPORT OF THE NATIONAL TRANSGENDER DISCRIMINATION SURVEY” which is a comprehensive survey taken by over 7,500 respondents a part of the LGBT community to discuss their experiences of discrimination that will further encourage the implementation of better protection towards gender variants. Authors concluded the:
For starters, the workplace can be a dangerous place for transsexuals. To begin with, Trevor Gates states in an article, that, LGBT workers rank lowest in wellbeing and financial wellbeing as well. Considering that Americans are already in a financial crisis, this is absolutely outrageous. Everyone no matter what sex you are, should be allowed to live the “American dream.” People want to talk about America land of the free, more like America land of the sick and depraved. Secondly, Gates also states, the Williams Institute estimates that 43% of LGBT experience discrimination at work. I had a friend named Natalie, who was a transsexual, MTF (male to female) who informed me about her work life, she said it was very horrendous and intensely vigorous, almost like putting a deer in a lions din. Natalie’s workmates looked at her as if she was a monster, as if she was some type of creature that came from mars. They showed her no remorse, treating
Employment is definitely a huge component of one's identity; we judge individual’s intellectual capability, their character, and socioeconomic position simply based off of their profession. Chapter nine reiterates some of the fundamental difficulties faced by transgender people in the workplace or when they are looking for employment. One major issue discussed is the fact that “there is no federal law that explicitly protects trans-employees” even though most courts have been claiming that all people are protected under the federal law that forbids sex discrimination (163). When a transgender employee first applies for a job opening they often are asked about their prior work history. Obviously it's common procedure for employers, but
Trans Within the past couple of years, LGBT issues have been showing up more in our daily lives than ever before. Taking a closer look at the T in LGBT, there have been stories and articles about transgender individuals and this has triggered a large variety of emotions and opinions from people all over the world. Someone who is transgender is an individual who identifies as a gender that does not match the gender that is assigned to him or her at birth. One of the biggest stories that brought transgender individuals into the mainstream spotlight was the announcement that Bruce Jenner, an Olympic gold metal winner, is trans gender. This was broadcast to millions of people as he told his story in an emotional interview with Diane Sawyer. Laverne Cox, a transgender woman, has had a predominant role in the Netflix series “Orange is the New Black” for the past 3 seasons and has also helped spread awareness about the trans community. With all of these stories being seen by more and more people, there have been some that haven’t been very accepting of the transgender community. Transphobia can lead to aggression towards trans individuals, causing abuse that may cause physical and emotional damage. Trans individuals are being policed by not only society, but also by institutions.
I believe that if trans people want accurate portrayals and representation, we need to take matters into our own hands. The writer director Silas Howard did so with his film By Hook or By Crook from 2001. Silas is the only example I could find of a trans person who made a film about trans characters and was successful enough to be screened at Sundance. Having cisgender people, no matter their sexual orientation, tell our stories will not cut it. Yes, there are similarities between the LGBQ communities and the T community but it is an uneasy alliance for both sides. As more trans people come out and are successful it will become easier to find an audience for these types of films. Trans films by trans people made for a wide audience doesn’t
In the U.S, the transgender unemployment rate is three times bigger than the general populations unemployment rate(Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Workplace Issues, Catalyst.org). Even while trying to find a job the people part of the LGBT community that are looking for a job, are still feeling discriminated due to their sexual orientation. In the European Union(EU), 13% of LGBT people felt discrimination while job hunting due to their sexual orientation(lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workplace issues, catalyst.org). Even if LGBT people do finally get a job, they still have so much fear of being fired that they closet themselves. Over 27% of the transgender population were not hired, were fired or were nor promoted because of their gender identity in 2015( Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Workplace Issues, Catalyst.org). While working, people part of the LGBT community can hear jokes about their community, whether it be directed toward them specifically or not. Nearly 62% of LGBT employees hear LGBT jokes at
Hook Intersex refers to a person who was born with both male and female parts. The growing LGBTQ movment world wide has been calling for equal rights for everyone who may not be seen as a traditional person seen in the world's eyes.
As the title of the article states, this report discusses the stigma towards the Transgender community and the results of intervention. Through out the article stigma, within our society, of transgender individuals is the main topic with emphasis on the effectiveness of intervention style approach to reduce prejudice overall. Transgender (TG) individuals experience widespread prejudice and discrimination and are at greater risk for associated adverse mental health outcomes relative to their gender-conforming peers (Institutes of Medicine, 2011).
Both gay and transgender individuals continue to face widespread discrimination in their workplace. They are being judged by factors that have no impact on how they perform and