Issues Facing Transgender People

Understanding Issues Facing Transgender Americans

Transgender people face legal barriers that result in high rates of poverty, harassment, violence, isolation, poor health, limited job opportunities, and more. Learn about these harmful disparities and how we can improve the lives of transgender Americans.



Talking About Transgender People & Restrooms

This new guide provides approaches for conversations that build familiarity with transgender people, increase support for (and help address concerns about) nondiscrimination protections, and educate people about harmful bathroom ban laws



The Facts: Bathroom Safety, Nondiscrimination Laws and Bathroom Ban Laws

Safety and privacy in restrooms is important for everyone, including people who are transgender. This report shows why nondiscrimination laws don’t compromise safety in bathrooms, while bathroom ban laws like North Carolina’s do compromise that safety.



2015 U.S. Transgender Survey – New Data on Bathroom Harassment and Avoiding Bathrooms

A shocking 59% of transgender people have avoided bathrooms in the last year because of fear they’d be confronted by others. 24% were confronted by others, asking or telling them they were in the wrong bathroom.Check out these and other early findings related to restrooms from the upcoming release of the largest survey ever devoted to the lives and experiences of transgender people



Equality Maps: Legal Equality By State

See how your state ranks when it comes to laws and policies that protect transgender people based on their gender identity, and explore legal equality by state across a range of issues using the comprehensive Equality Maps from the Movement Advancement Project.



Debunking the ‘Bathroom Bill’ Myth – Accurate Reporting on LGBT Nondiscrimination: A Guide for Journalists

This guide for media professionals from GLAAD unravels the myths that are often used to attack transgender people and provides resources to ensure fair and accurate reporting on nondiscrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.