Counting the transgender community

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February 6, 2011
The American Prospect
by Nancy Goldstein  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"Transgender people live with a bull's-eye on their back. Anyone who denies this fact -- so hard for some to swallow in the wake of recent victories on marriage equality and 'don't ask, don't tell' for lesbian, gay, and bisexual people -- is due for a wake-up call. Today, the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) released 'Injustice at Every Turn,' a report based on the results of what is by far the country's largest transgender discrimination survey to date -- with 6,450 participants to the next largest study's 700. This is important. Currently most surveys -- including the census and epidemiological studies -- contain zero questions about sexual orientation, never mind gender identity and expression." [[editor's note: Nor should they, since that is not the purpose of the Census, according to common law or Constitution - SAT] (02/05/11)  


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