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US: Study reveals transgender workers are at greater risk for unemployment and poverty

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  1. Any illness/disorder/disability that seriously impairs social interactions will have a strong correlation with unemployment.

    1. Sinead Harkin 10 Sep 2013, 1:21pm

      That’s an offensive and un. called for remark.I spent 8 years trying to get work due to bigots like you.Transexual and proud

      1. Santa Clause 10 Sep 2013, 2:19pm

        You go Glen Coco!

    2. essexgirlbecky 10 Sep 2013, 2:30pm

      You are either confused or ill-informed (and I’m giving you the benefit of the doubt here, because other possible alternatives are far less charitable). “It is important to note that gender nonconformity is not in itself a mental disorder. The critical element of gender dysphoria is the presence of clinically significant distress associated with the condition” (see That distress may be present to varying degrees in some trans people, generally those who tend to be medicalised as transsexual, but not necessarily in all trans people.

      However it is treatable and in my experience, the real barriers to social interactions do not lie in the medical condition ‘gender dysphoria’, but the way in which society continues to stigmatise trans people.

      1. gentlemind 10 Sep 2013, 4:18pm

        In order to be non-conformist there must first exist the possibility of non-conformity. It is not possible to not conform to our (physical) Sex (male or female), since we cannot not be the sex that we are. “gender-dysphoria”, then, can only ever be “Sex-dysphoria”: “Gender” is a purely emotional reality, and therefore involves choice – how can our choices be dysphoric?

        Your confusion arises through using the word Gender for both Sex (physical) and “Gender” (emotional). I hope that helps.

        1. Your tired old 2nd wave opinions on the validity of our existence mean nothing, TERF. :)

        2. Oh dear, I really hope you aren’t gay. Gay people like you make me ashamed to be gay. Please, please just be a regular straight bigot

      2. PantoHorse 10 Sep 2013, 5:02pm

        Wouldn’t waste your breath/fingertips Becky – gentlemind has previously shown themselves to be more aptly deserving of the name closedmind on several occasions.

  2. essexgirlbecky 10 Sep 2013, 2:38pm

    Correction: “Another survey in August revealed that a large majority of LGBT Britons still live in fear of discrimination” should read “Another survey in August revealed that a large majority of LGB Britons still live in fear of discrimination.”

    Gay in Britain is a Stonewall research project and, as such, makes no reference whatsoever to the lived experiences of transgender people.

  3. xxsimplyzoexx 13 Sep 2013, 12:08pm

    Why can’t there be a report about the unemployment levels faced by trans people in the UK? It’s just as bad here as in the US.

    1. Sinead Harkin 13 Sep 2013, 6:26pm


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