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Trans Hate on Twitter Is A Serious Issue!

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Trans Hate on Twitter Is A Serious Issue!

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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.

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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.

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Disregarding that Florida is complete trash still making progress, why are people on the internet so mean but still going to the polls and voting for inclusion?

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.

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