Today, many transgender people feel they need a similar affirmation. For centuries, being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender in America meant hiding at least part of who you were. For social and support groups or organizations affiliated with mainstream religious organizations, please see List of LGBT-related organizations and conferences. Studies of sample groups have found, for instance, that LGBT people face more barriers to getting healthcare than the general public and that transgender women of color are at greatly increased risk for physical assault. Yet logistical details can be hard to crack, as the United States Chief Statistician Katherine Wallman knows from decades in the field.
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The NIH is already steaming ahead. Studies of sample groups have found, for instance, that LGBT people face more barriers to getting healthcare than the general public and that transgender women of color are at greatly increased risk for physical assault. In the s, the gay liberation movement was propelled by the still-popular—if not exactly rock solid—statistic that 1 in every 10 people is gay. In doing so, their work takes three main forms. There is no shortage of research to bolster the anecdotal stories of discrimination and outsized hardships LGBT people still experience. That is, if you can figure out how to get it. Today, many transgender people feel they need a similar affirmation.
Social attitudes Prejudice Violence. Illustration By Domenic Bahmann. The Bureau of Justice Statistics plans to start asking these questions on their national victimization survey this summer. In heated political battles all over the country—largely over the use of public bathrooms—transgender advocates can be heard making arguments about their very existence that echo ones made by gay and lesbian Americans decades ago. Bisexual organizations and conferences Transgender rights In the United States.