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STAND UP FOR TRANS YOUTH
Transgender Awareness Week is dedicated to educating people about the transgender community and raising awareness of the issues facing trans and gender nonconforming people. Transgender youth, especially, face a number of challenges related to anti-transgender bias.

ACCORDING TO GLSEN’S SURVEY OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

41%
OF TEACHERS FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE RESPONDING TO QUESTIONS ABOUT TRANSGENDER PEOPLE

MORE LIKELY TO BE CALLED NAMES, MADE FUN OF OR BULLIED

LESS LIKELY TO FEEL VERY SAFE AT SCHOOL

56% vs 33%

42% vs 61%

OF TRANSGENDER YOUTH REPORTED BEING SEXUALLY HARASSED DURING THE PAST SCHOOL YEAR

73.7%

ONLY ONE THIRD
OF TEACHERS ENGAGED IN EFFORTS TO CREATE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT

OF TRANSGENDER YOUTH HAVE ATTEMPTED SUICIDE

ONE THIRD

45%

HAVE THOUGHT SERIOUSLY ABOUT KILLING THEMSELVES

IN SURVEYS OF YOUNG TRANS WOMEN LIVING IN URBAN AREAS

59–67%
HAD ENGAGED IN SEX WORK

20%

++++++++++

WERE HIV POSITIVE

REPORTED USING ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCES DURING SEX

40%–50%

40%

OF ALL HOMELESS YOUTH ARE TRANSGENDER OR GAY OF THOSE

62% 22%
ARE BLACK

ARE HISPANIC

AS MANY AS TRANSGENDER PEOPLE NEED OR ARE AT RISK OF NEEDING HOMELESS ASSISTANCE, BUT IN MOST SHELTERS YOUTH ARE HOUSED BY SEX ASSIGNED AT BIRTH RATHER THAN BY GENDER IDENTITY

ONE IN FIVE

RESOURCES

nwhn.org/transgender-youth-providing-medical-treatment-misunderstood-population genderadvocates.org/Tyra/TYRARisk.html glsen.org/cgi-bin/iowa/all/library/record/2832.html?state=research&type=research sprc.org/sites/sprc.org/files/library/SPRC_LGBT_Youth.pdf public.health.oregon.gov/HealthyPeopleFamilies/Youth/YouthSexualHealth/Documents/SexualHealthDisparities-LGBTQ.pdf

The Sidney Borum, Jr. Health Center is a program of Fenway Health

COM.12.129

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