A study show high rates of a range of negative experiences in the education and health sectors

A report found a large percentage transgender people said they suffered mistreatment at the hands of school officials, healthcare providers and police.

The transgender advocacy report, which is based on 2015 surveys of nearly 30,000 transgender people in the U.S., detailed a series of hardships transgender people faced in various aspects of life.

More than three quarters of respondents reported experiencing some form of mistreatment in K-12 schools, including verbal harassment (54 percent) or being physically attacked (24 percent).

Seventeen percent of respondents said the mistreatment was bad enough that they left a K-12 school.

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Attitudes toward police were also negative, with more than half of respondents (57 percent) saying they would feel uncomfortable asking the police for help and police reportedly frequently assuming they were sex workers, particularly black transgender women.

In healthcare, a third of respondents who saw a healthcare provider in the last year said they had at least one negative experience related to being transgender, with higher rates for minority and disabled transgender people.

Nearly a quarter of respondents (23 percent) said they did not see a doctor when they needed to because of fear of being mistreated, while a third of respondents said they didn’t see a doctor because they couldn’t afford it.

“As the national conversation about transgender people continues to evolve, public education efforts to improve understanding and acceptance of transgender people are crucial,” the study’s authors wrote. “Despite policy improvements over the last several years, it is clear that there is still much work ahead to ensure that transgender people can live without fear of discrimination and violence.”

The National Center for Transgender Equality funded and published the survey. Founded in 2003, the NCTE is a social justice advocacy organization devoted to ending discrimination and violence against transgender people.

Comedian Colin Mochrie revealed online that he and wife Deb McGrath have a transgender daughter when he went online to defend LGBT rights.

The “Whose Line Is It Anyway” funnyman made the announcement Sunday when he questioned people who can’t accept transgender people.

“My 90-yr-old mother-in-law and 87-yr-old mother love and acceptance of our trans daughter warms me. Wonder why some who are younger can't,” Mochrie tweeted.

 
“The negative is that my mom refers to the community as BLT. It's a learning curve.”
 
Mochrie hasn’t spoken publicly about his daughter, but he and McGrath performed in May at an event to fund the Welcome Friend Association’s Rainbow Camp, a one-week camp for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer questioning, and allied (LGBTQA) youth that “honors creativity, individual choice, and social justice while having fun.”

A study has revealed that San Antonio, Texas, could loose out on $234 million in sports revenue alone over the states version of the anti-LGBT bathroom bill.

The study predicted the loss would come from the 2018 Final Four matches which predicts that a total of $135 million would come to the city in direct spending by organisers, with the rest of the total being made up by tens of thousands of visitors to businesses.

The Sabér Research Institute carried out the study which projected a state tax revenue of $9.5 million and municipal tax revenue of $4.4 million being accumulated from the event.

Senate Bill 6, a replica of HB2, was proposed at the beginning of the year.

The bill, which is being fronted by Republican Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, stipulates that transgender people must use bathrooms in government buildings, public schools and universities that correspond to the sex given at birth, rather than their current gender identity.

The predicted loss was obtained by The New York Times who verified it with a spokeswoman for the local organising committee.

 

 

Texas’ version of the bill does contain a loophole which allows venues “privately leased to an outside entity” an exemption.

North Carolina has suffered multiple boycotts from businesses, sports events and performers which has led to a loss of $562 million in the state.

Currently, $245.6 million has been lost on large sporting games after big name games such as the NBA and NCAA pulled out of the state.

The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association announced in August that it would relocate 10 championships; its men’s and women’s basketball tournaments alone earned Charlotte $55.6 million in 2015.

Cancellation of conventions cost $18.4 million with at least 13 conventions due to be held in Charlotte were cancelled by early April

A Hagerstown man accused of killing the transgender sister of NBA player Reggie Bullock was acquitted by a jury of all counts Thursday afternoon, prosecutors and his defense attorney confirmed.

Shawn Oliver, 46, had been charged in 2015 with first degree murder in the July 2014 stabbing death of 26-year-old Mia Henderson in West Baltimore, after police said DNA found under Henderson's fingerprints was matched to Oliver.

But at trial, his defense attorney Isabel Lipman blasted the state's case, saying Oliver had consensual sex with Henderson, previously known as Kevin Long, the night before she was found dead and then drove back to Hagerstown. She said phone records showed Oliver's phone in Hagerstown while Henderson was still alive.

Assistant State's Attorney Charles Fitzpatrick said the time of death was unknown.

Lipman called the case a "false prosecution" and said it was "pointless" and "cruel" given the evidence.

"I don't know why this is going on," she told jurors. "I don't know why you're here, why he's here."

Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby said in a statement that her "heart goes out to the family and friends of Mia Henderson, as well as the entire lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community."

"As prosecutors, we can never guarantee the outcome of a case, but we do guarantee is to work tirelessly to bring forth the strongest case possible," she said.

Lipman confirmed the verdict but declined to comment.

Oliver will not be released from custody following his acquittal — he is serving a 10-year sentence after pleading guilty to a drug charge in Washington County in 2015.

 AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge in Texas has ordered a halt to another Obama administration effort to strengthen transgender rights, this time over health rules that social conservatives say could force doctors to violate their religious beliefs.

 

U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor on Saturday granted a temporary injunction that stops federal health officials from enforcing rules that are intended to ban discrimination by doctors and hospitals against transgender persons.

O'Connor wrote in a 46-page ruling that the rules "likely violate" the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

O'Connor is the same judge who sided with Republican-controlled states earlier this year over transgender protections in public schools sought by the Obama administration. That lawsuit centered on a federal directive requiring schools to let transgender students use bathrooms consistent with their gender identity.

The lawsuit in which O'Connor issued the injunction Saturday contends that the rules, which were finalized in May, could force doctors to help with gender transition contrary to their religious beliefs or medical judgment. Transgender rights advocates called that a far-fetched hypothetical, saying a person would not approach a doctor who lacked suitable experience and expertise.

Joining Texas in the lawsuit were Wisconsin, Kentucky, Nebraska and Kansas, along with the Christian Medical and Dental Association and Franciscan Alliance, an Indiana-based network of religious hospitals.

The Obama administration finalized the regulations around the time it issued its directive to public schools regarding transgender students. Thirteen states signed on to fight that directive, including three involved in the latest lawsuit, and won a temporary injunction in August from U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor.

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