Gavin Aronsen from Mother Jones wrote an article about the protection of transgendered people from public and private workplace discrimination in US.
Here are some statistics facts from a survey of 6,450 trans and gender non-conforming people released in February by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.
-Ninety percent of responders reported facing discrimination at work.
-Unemployment rates were double the national average.
-More than a quarter said they had been fired due to their gender identity.
-Those who had lost their jobs were four times as likely to be homeless and 70 percent more likely to abuse drugs and alcohol.
-41 percent of responders admitted to having attempted suicide.
This is a map showing the states with transgender employment protection laws in US.
Read the full article via MOTHER JONES