AsylumConnect celebrates International Trans Day of Visibility
Happy International Trans Day of Visibility
On March 31st, we celebrate the progress of trans people as well as raise awareness about the discrimination trans people continue to face.
- In a national study, 40% of transgender adults reported having made a suicide attempt. 92% of these individuals reported having attempted suicide before the age of 25.
- A national survey by GLSEN has found that 75% of transgender youth feel unsafe at school, and those who are able to persevere had significantly lower GPAs, were more likely to miss school out of concern for their safety, and were less likely to plan on continuing their education.
- According to HRC: "In 2017, advocates tracked at least 28 deaths of transgender people in the United States due to fatal violence, the most ever recorded." Almost all of the victims were transgender women of color.
- According to GLAAD: "While some homicides have not yet been identified as hate crimes due to lack of information about the perpetrators or motives, the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs reports an alarming multi-year trend showing that transgender women experience a greater risk of death by hate violence than any other group."
Transgender people deserve safety, equality and the freedom to be themselves without fear of persecution. Here at AsylumConnect, we are proud to help trans asylum seekers finally find safety. Together, we celebrate International Trans Day of Visibility while recognizing there is still so much more work to be done.