February 01, 2016

Practice Tips for Working with Transgender Clients

Kylar Broadus

Reprinted from Kylar Broadus, Practice Tips for Working with Transgender Clients, The Equalizer, An ABA LGBT Publication, Winter 2016, at 1, 6-7. © 2016 American Bar Association. Reprinted with permission.

Transgender people experience discrimination in most every area of their lives from schools, shelters, walking down the street, using the bus, senior citizen homes and many other places. Transgender people make less than $10,000 per year according to Injustice at Every Turn, the National Transgender Discrimination Survey (NTDS) conducted by the National LGBTQ Task Force and the National Center for Transgender Equality in 2011.[1] Transgender people suffer unemployment at twice the rate of the general population according to the NTDS. This same survey shows that 90% reported experiencing harassment, mistreatment or discrimination on the job or took actions like hiding who they are to avoid it.

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