Black, Transgender and in Prison

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  • Free at Last
  • What It Means to Be Transgender
  • My Identity Makes Me a Target
  • Abuse From Authority
  • Isolated in Isolation
  • Sexual Assault
  • The Fight for Equalityv
  •  How You Can Help

My Identity Makes Me a Target

Most of the times when you go against the social norm, you are prey for bullies, and transgender Americans are no different. According to the National Transgender Discrimination Survey, 50 percent of Black transgender people faced harassment at school. While 15 percent said they were physically assaulted at work due to their identity.

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