Reposted from @vice Black trans people often face a specific set of structural, institutional, and personal barriers to accessing basic needs like housing, employment, and safety due to the intersections of their identities.
According to 2012 data from Lambda legal, nearly one in two Black transgender people has been to prison, and Black trans people are also much more likely to face discriminatory policies and threats of sexual assault once behind bars. Black transgender individuals are also at higher risk for experiencing homelessness and poor mental health. And in 2019 alone, at least 19 Black trans women were killed by fatal violence.
As Black transgender people live at the nexus of two of the most economically and politically disadvantaged groups in this country, they are in need of specific and ongoing support.
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: @cathrynvirginia - #regrann