October 10, 2012
The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force has released its fourth and final report analyzing the intersection of race and gender identity among transgender and gender non-conforming people who completed the National Transgender Discrimination Survey. As has been evident with other racial groups, transgender American Indians and Alaskan Native respondents experienced unique levels of discrimination because of their overlapping identities: Native trans people faced incredibly high rates of extreme poverty, with 23 percent reporting a household income of less than $10,000 per year, compared to 15 percent of all trans people, 8 percent of the general native population, and 4 percent of all U.S. citizens.