So, we hear about how LGBTQ people are often victims of bullying and violence.
But I recently read some statistics about transgender people that were just so shocking and eye-opening that I felt the need to share them.
1 in 12 transgender people will be murdered.
70% of those murders are perpetrated against people of color.
50% of transgender people will be victims of violence.
25% of transgender people are victims of physical or sexual assault.
49% of transgender people will attempt suicide at some point in their life.
18% of all homeless youth are transgender.
15% of all transgender people live in extreme poverty.
16% of transgender people are forced to work in an underground economy to survive.
I was completely shocked by these numbers. I'm not posting this to make people do anything or do try to prove anything, I'm posting this to raise awareness. I don't think anybody realized it was this bad and hopefully now you know. In the end, being aware of the problem will be the first step to changing anything.