A Closer Look at Transgender Survey Data Underscores the Need for Advocacy Specific to Communities of Color
Just over a year ago, NCTE unveiled the full report of the U.S. Transgender Survey (USTS). Through almost 300 pages and 18 chapters of data about topics from employment to civic participation, it told the story of nearly 28,000 transgender people in the United States. Respondents came from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam and U.S. military bases overseas.
As the research team prepared the full report, certain patterns emerged across topic areas. One of the most striking patterns was that transgender people of color experienced deeper and broader forms of discrimination.
As a result, over the last several months, we have released breakout reportsdetailing the experiences of Black, Latino/a (in English and Spanish), American Indian and Alaska Native, and Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander trans people.