Public Opinion of Transgender Rights in the United States

On this, the International Transgender Day of Visibility, I wanted to share some important information from the Williams Institute at UCLA. While many states, like Idaho most recently, seem determined to legislate away the rights for transgender people, public opinion seems to be moving in a different direction. The upshot: – 73% of respondents thought transgender people should be protected from discrimination – 71% of respondents thought transgender people should be allowed to have gender-affirming surgery – 51% of participants wanted the United States to do more to support and protect transgender people The bottom line: We ALL play a role in moving the needle in a positive direction for transgender Americans – inside and outside of the workplace….read more