According to data from the 2015-2017 Healthy Minds Study, involving 71 U.S. college campuses, students with nontraditional gender identities reported two to four times as many symptoms of mental health conditions as cisgender students. Co-author Sara Abelson, MPH, of the … read more
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A Paired-Testing Pilot Study of Housing Discrimination against Same-Sex Couples and Transgender IndividualsSource: Urban Institute
A new study from the Urban Institute provides quantitative data to support the personal experiences of housing discrimination that LGBTQ people often report in surveys. The researchers conducted over 2,000 “paired tests” in which same-sex couples, heterosexual couples, transgender people, … read more
The government-commissioned RAND study released in May 2016 determined that the cost of providing transition-related care is exceedingly small relative to U.S. Armed Forces overall health care expenditures; that there are no readiness implications that prevent transgender members from serving … read more
Although there are only an estimated 1.4 million people in the United States who identify as transgender, current statistics shows they are more likely to serve in the military than their peers. According to participants in this research study, negotiating … read more
Few data sources exist that can be used to estimate the size and proportion of transgender adults or youth in the U.S. This October 2016 demographic data report utilizes state-level, population-based survey data to estimate the proportion of the population … read more
Association Between Gender Minority Status and Self-Reported Physical and Mental Health in the United StatesSource: JAMA Internal Medicine
This study confirms that transgender and gender non-conforming in the United States experience health disparities compared with their cisgender peers. Overall, the transgender people sampled in the study were more likely to be overweight, to be uninsured, and to experience … read more
nine measures that target trans and nonbinary youths
Best Practices for Asking Questions to Identify Transgender and Other Gender Minority Respondents on Population-Based SurveysSource: The Williams Institute
In 2011, the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law convened a multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional group of experts to increase population-based data about transgender people and other gender minorities by advancing the development of sex and gender-related measures (i.e., … read more
Gender nonconforming refers to people whose behaviors and appearance defy the dominant cultural and societal stereotypes of their gender. Gender nonconforming youth, including both highly gender nonconforming and androgynous subgroups, make up a significant segment of the adolescent population in … read more
On Monday, June 15th, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects LGBTQ employees from discrimination based on sex. A landmark decision during this challenging time, the ruling coincided with the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall … read more
We have been taught in school that pronouns are binary (she or he) and singular vs. plural (she or they). Yet today, pronouns used in social and work settings may not subscribe to these rules. For example, many people who … read more
The 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey had 27,715 respondents to their survey examining the experiences of transgender people in the U.S. The Executive Summary reports their experiences as involving pervasive mistreatment and violence, harmful effects on physical and mental health, severe … read more
Federal Judge Says Trump Administration Can’t Stop Funding Sex-Reassignment Surgeries for Military MembersSource: Washington Post
A second federal judge has halted the Trump administration’s proposed transgender military ban, finding that active-duty service members are “already suffering harmful consequences” because of the president’s policy. Justice Department lawyers asked the court this month to dismiss the lawsuit … read more
The purpose of these guidelines is to assist psychologists in the provision of culturally competent, developmentally appropriate, and trans-affirmative psychological practice with transgender and gender nonconforming people. The appendix includes a list of terminology and definitions.
LGBTQ youth of color and trans and nonbinary youth are disproportionately affected by homelessness and mental health issues.
This report utilizes data from the CDC’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) to estimate the percentage and number of adults who identify as transgender nationally and in all 50 states. The report found that 0.6%, about 1.4 million, U.S. … read more
Is It Okay To Ask: Transgender Patient Perspectives on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Collection in HealthcareSource: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
This study is one of the first to recruit a national sample of transgender patients to explore their views on the importance of collecting Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity (SO/GI) data in healthcare settings and their preferred methods of disclosure. These findings … read more
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Questioning, and/or Gender Nonconforming and Transgender Girls and Boys in the California Juvenile Justice System: A Practice GuideSource: Impact Justice and the National Center for Lesbian Rights
This practice guide is designed to support California probation departments in meeting their obligation to promote the safety and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, questioning, and/or gender nonconforming and transgender (LGBQ/GNCT) youth in their care and custody. The guide summarizes … read more
The Movement Advancement Project released a summary of research on LGBTQ+ people living with disabilities. This resource describes the unique challenges faced by the estimated 3 million to 5 million LGBTQ+ Americans living with disabilities. It outlines recommendations for advancing … read more
This review examines research on mentoring for youth who are LGBTQ, intersex, and gender nonconforming (LGBTQI-GNC). A growing body of literature has identified patterns of risks faced by LGBTQI-GNC youth and points also to the types of support that may … read more
According to an NPR Ed survey of transgender and gender-nonconforming educators, more than half of transgender teachers face harassment or discrimination in the workplace. Fifty-six percent reported some form of workplace discrimination or harassment. Primarily this came from the administration … read more
This directory is an interactive digital resource that helps queer and trans people of color (QTPoC) locate QTPoC mental health practitioners across the country.
Out2Enroll is a national initiative to connect LGBT people and their families, friends, and allies with the new health insurance coverage options available under the Affordable Care Act. Website resources include enrollment support; information for assisters; and FAQs on topics … read more
In this research article, the relationship between prior military service, identity stigma, and mental health among transgender older adults is identified. By identifying the role of military service in the mental health of transgender older adults, this study provides insights … read more
Why is trans-inclusive language in the workplace (and beyond) a public health issue? Work and working conditions are widely accepted as important components of the social determinants of health
This January 2017 demographic data report draws on state-level, population-based surveys to estimate the racial and ethnic composition of adults who identify as transgender in the U.S. A key finding is that “adults who identify as transgender are more racially … read more
Risk and Resilience During Transgender Identity Development: The Effects of Awareness and Engagement with Other Transgender People on AffectSource: Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health
This study evaluates how awareness and engagement with other transgender people influences risk and resilience during early gender identity development. The results indicate that for both MTF and FTM trans individuals, having prior awareness that other trans people exist and … read more
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Change Efforts and Suicide Morbidity Among Sexual and Gender Minority Adults in ColombiaSource: Williams Institute
This article examines the prevalence of suicidal ideation, planning, and attempts of LGBTQ adults.
This January 2014 report was developed with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The major finding is the exceptionally high prevalence of lifetime suicide attempts reported by all respondents. The report authors identify mental health factors and experiences of harassment, … read more
A study conducted by GLSEN, Supporting Safe and Healthy Schools for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Students, was drawn from a national online survey of 1,741 school mental health professionals (SMHPs) – which included school counselors, psychologists, and social … read more
This document covers laws that would ban transgender women and girls from playing on school sports teams that correspond with their gender identity. Starting in 2020 with the passage of Idaho’s HB500, states in over half of the country have … read more
Talking, Gawking, or Getting It Done: Provider Trainings to Increase Cultural and Clinical Competence for Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Patients and ClientsSource: Sexuality Research & Social Policy
This article presents a set of preliminary policy recommendations regarding cultural competency trainings for health care providers to improve service delivery to transgender and gender-nonconforming clients. The authors propose policy recommendations to guide curriculum developers and trainers in developing content … read more
This brief includes definitions and terminology for some commonly encountered terms in LGBTQ. A detailed discussion of terminology in the context of the great diversity of transgender and gender nonconforming people encountered across cultures and languages is beyond the scope … read more
This document provides an overview of current research about transgender and gender-expansive youth in California. While more population-based data is needed, the data that follow illustrate critical aspects related to health disparities among this group of young people, including: School-based … read more
Communication is a key component to achieving and improving health literacy. Communication and language barriers affect consumers’ abilities to communicate with providers and their understanding of health concepts and procedures. Barriers to effective communication can also limit consumers’ ability to … read more
With an estimated 134,000 transgender veterans in the US, this research brief analyzes the medical policies and rights of the estimated 15,500 transgender individuals serving on active duty or in the Guard or Reserve service.
This October 2014 report analyzes 51 studies on transgender parents and their relationships with their children. Among other findings, the studies found that the vast majority of transgender parents categorized their relationships with their children as good or positive generally; … read more
The number of self-identifying trans people in the United State is on the rise. This article shares the story of Claire and her parents as they navigate the mental and physical health interventions involved in the path to physical transition. … read more