THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — Not surprisingly, a new LGBT study released in Australia indicates transgender people scored lowest most categories, including health and mental health. It appears this study is within the ballpark of research findings compiled in other countries — trans people face higher incidents of discrimination, violence, drug use, rejection from society and suicide.
The report, Private Lives 2, is the second such survey done, and although there has been some progress legislative arena for trans people in Australia, there isn’t a corresponding improvement in the results.
While the results seem downbeat, the upside is that researchers around the world are getting the same findings from their studies and in the long run, professional and political action will reverse these now clearly identified problems and conditions.
Private Lives 2
Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health & Society, La Trobe Universityhttp://www.glhv.org.au/files/PrivateLives2Report.pdf
Further reading: Report Shows Trans Worst Off, by Annelise Roberts. In this article Roberts suggests women’s political issues are getting in the way of helping trans people: Report Shows Trans Worst Off | newmatilda.com.
More, with links to other studies: http://www.autostraddle.com/studies-say-lgbts-suffer-anxiety-depression-and-substance-abuse-oh-my-135983/
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