Between June 2014 to December 2015, housing site Abodo geo-located 154 keywords among 12 million tweets for slurs and other prejudiced language against the LGBT community, Blacks, Latinos, other minorities, overweight, and people with disabilities.
The most anti-trans tweets are from ten cities in the states of Nevada, California, Pennsylvania, Florida, and Georgia.
Another study – the National Transgender Discrimination Survey – shows California as “very good” and Nevada is “good” with work/school, healthcare, safety, and community for trans Americans.
Disregarding that Florida is
Other key findings from the NTDS include:
▪▪Double the rate of unemployment: Survey respondents experience unemployment at twice the rate of the population as a whole.
▪▪ Near universal harassment on the job: Ninety-seven percent (97%) of those surveyed reported experiencing harassment or mistreatment on the job.
▪▪ Significant losses of jobs and careers: Forty-seven percent (47%) had experienced an adverse job outcome, such as being fired, not hired or denied a promotion.
▪▪ High rates of poverty: Fifteen percent (15%) of transgender people in our sample lived on $10,000 per year or less – double the poverty rate of the general population.
▪▪ Significant housing instability: Nineteen percent (19%) of our sample have been or are homeless, 11%have faced eviction and 26% were forced to seek temporary space.