In 2008, the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) and the National LGBTQ Task Force launched a nationwide study of anti-transgender discrimination in the united States. Over a six-month period, 6,456 transgender and gender non-conforming people answered a seventy-question survey, reporting on their experiences of discrimination and abuse at home, in school, in the public sphere, and in the workplace, as well as with landlords, doctors, and public officials, including judges and police. The survey results revealed that transgender and gender non-conforming people face pervasive discrimination in virtually all aspects of their lives.
These regional reports based on the National Transgender Discrimination Survey reveal the specific experiences of transgender and gender non-conforming people in five regions in the US: the South, the Mid-Atlantic, New England, the Midwest, and the West. These are particularly useful for advocates in the twenty-five states where there weren't enough respondents for meaningful analysis at the state level, but would still like to offer a more localized picture than the national numbers for lobbying or communications.
Download the Regional Reports of the NTDS here;