Posted by: spazure | December 30, 2012

girljanitor:

whatevensocialjustice:

Genderbitch speaking out about how her family treated her and holding that up as the norm instead of realizing that a lot of trans people’s families don’t throw them out, and that her situation probably owed a lot to the fact that she is, you know, a bitch.

EDIT: I’m sorry to anyone who has been offended by this. I have now been informed that (from a doubtable source) that 1 out of 5 trans* people are homeless. I was trying to make a joke, which admittedly was a really bad one, about the fact that Genderbitch constantly demands respect as a transwoman, then treats cispeople as, literally, scum. She walks right over people, telling them to kill themselves or threatening to do it herself, and has even released the personal information of one individual (a teen) who didn’t agree with her. That’s the person I’m calling a bitch. The person who demands the respect she refuses to give others, talking about equality and social justice when she’s really just the opposite of it all.

“doubtable”

An alarming number of gay and transgender young people are homeless

1.6 million to 2.8 million: The estimated number of homeless youth in the United States.

20 to 40 percent: The portion of the homeless youth population who are gay or transgender, compared to only 5 to 10 percent of the overall youth population.

320,000 to 400,000: A conservative estimate of the number of gay and transgender youth facing homelessness each year.

14.4: The average age that lesbian and gay youth in New York become homeless.

13.5: The average age that transgender youth in New York become homeless.

Homeless gay and transgender youth see higher rates of abuse and victimization

58 percent: The portion of homeless gay and transgender youth who have been sexually assaulted, compared to 33 percent of homeless heterosexual youth.

44 percent: The portion of homeless gay and transgender youth who reported being asked by someone on the street to exchange sex for money, food, drugs, shelter, or clothes, compared to 26 percent of straight homeless youth.

Rejection and discrimination at home lead to severe personal and social problems

13: The average age gay and lesbian youth now come out after self-identifying as gay or lesbian as young as ages 5 to 7.

62 percent: The portion of homeless gay and transgender youth who experience discrimination from their families, compared to 30 percent of their heterosexual peers.

42 percent: The portion of homeless gay and transgender youth who abuse alcohol, compared to 27 percent of heterosexual youth.

62 percent: The portion of homeless gay and transgender youth who attempt suicide, compared to 29 percent of their heterosexual homeless peers.

8.4 times: How much more likely gay and transgender youth are to attempt suicide if they are rejected by their families in adolescence compared to if they are not rejected by their family. They are also 5.9 times as likely to have experienced depression, 3.4 times as likely to have used illicit drugs, and 3.4 times as likely to have had unprotected sex.

Child welfare systems often fail to protect gay and transgender youth

78 percent: The portion of gay and transgender youth who were either removed from or ran away from their New York foster care placements due to conflict and discrimination related to their sexual orientation or gender identity.

88 percent: The portion of professional staff in out-of-home placements who say that gay and transgender youth were not safe in group-home environments.

$53,665: The estimated cost to maintain a youth in the criminal justice system for one year, while it only costs $5,887 to permanently move a homeless youth off the streets and prevent them from reentering the criminal justice system.

Federal programs overlook homeless gay and transgender youth

$195 million: The portion of the federal government’s $4.2 billion budget for homeless-assistance programs that is targeted toward homeless youth.

Less than 1 percent: The portion of the $44 billion federal budget for rental assistance, public housing, and affordable housing programs allocated for homeless youth housing assistance.

44,483: The number of youth who were given a bed in a shelter through Runaway and Homeless Youth Act programs in 2008, compared to 766,800 homeless youth identified through these programs.

“yes, but THE REAL ISSUE HERE THAT NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED IS THIS ONE TIME A TRANS PERSON WAS DEMANDING RESPECT”.

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