THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — The gist: 70% of transgender people surveyed reported harassment or discrimination in trying to use a restroom — and the survey area was one of the more progressive part of the country in enacting laws to protect trans people.
The Williams Institute study, lead by Jody L. Herman, PhD, concluded that until public policy and public administration can enact changes, this high danger to trans people will continue. In the meantime, the researchers say, “the onus will always be on the individual to try to navigate these spaces safely.”
The study states that while some jurisdictions have made strides in this area, many have not, but will most certainly come face to face with it in the future.
I previously wrote about an earlier study done by the Williams Institute: https://lexiecannes.wordpress.com/2012/04/14/gop-backed-voter-id-laws-could-disenfranchise-25000-transgender-voters/
While it may seem to some transgender readers that findings of research studies are simply stating the obvious, however, unlike anecdotes and the informal collection of such, scientific research studies are evidence that can be used to change policies, enact laws, and win lawsuits.
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Thank you, Lexie. Good subject for all of us. It will always be up to he individual to assure his/or her own safety in public places.
watch yourself in Oregon rest stops, two state cops gave me holy hell for using the women’s room on I-84 this past fall.
Do you happen to remember the officers names and which rest area it was?
Sorry, i cannot remember the names and it was an eastbound rest area somewhere between the Dales and Boardman but the road atlas does not show any rest areas in between them. I certainly did not want a vehicle search so I was subservient and agreed to never do it again and got out of there!
But it might have been Multnomah County