Too often, institutions and service providers that are supposed to support survivors—rape crisis programs, shelters, law enforcement, etc.—fall short in addressing trans and non-binary survivors’ needs. The resources in this section highlight these problems and provide guidance for improvement.
2015 U.S. Transgender Survey Report
The 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey is the largest survey examining the experiences of transgender people in the United States. The findings reveal disturbing patterns of mistreatment, violence, and discrimination and startling disparities between transgender people in the survey and the U.S. population when it comes to the most basic elements of life, such as finding a job, having a place to live, accessing medical care, and enjoying the support of family and community.
Mapping Transgender Equality in the United States
To help make sense of the policy landscape in the states for LGBT people, and transgender people specifically, "Mapping Transgender Equality in the United States" looks at legal equality for transgender people across the country.
Injustice at Every Turn: A Report of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey
This report provides a summary of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey, including the prevalence and experience of sexual violence, in addition to many other forms of discrimination and hate crimes against transgender individuals. Included in addition to the full report are regional and state reports, as well as community-specific reports, which highlight increased rates of violence and harassment against communities of color.
Domestic and Sexual Violence Service Providers
Still Hidden in the Closet: Trans Women and Domestic Violence
This article addresses the issue of domestic violence against trans women and examines some of the factors that make trans women particularly and uniquely vulnerable.
The Unequal Treatment of Transgender Individuals in Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Programs
This study analyzes the findings of the 2008 National Transgender Discrimination Survey to examine whether certain sociodemographic factors and psychosocial risks, such racial identity, income, immigration status, or disability, are significant predictors of unequal treatment of transgender people in domestic violence programs and rape crisis centers.
Transgender People, Intimate Partner Violence, and the Legal System
Leigh Goodmark’s article, "Transgender People, Intimate Partner Abuse, and the Legal System," is the first law review article to concentrate specifically on intimate partner abuse and the transgender community. In this webinar, Leigh Goodmark presents this research, and Terra Slavin and michael munson comment on critical analysis in the article and reflect its utility for practitioners and victims.
TransVisible: Transgender Latina Immigrants in U.S. Society
This study seeks to make visible the social and legal barriers that negatively impact the lives of many Trans Latina immigrants.
Police Brutality Against Women of Color and Trans People of Color: A Critical Intersection of Gender Violence and State Violence
This fact sheet analyzes the intersections of race, gender identity, state violence, and gender-based violence.
Stop Law Enforcement Violence Toolkit
This toolkit is intended to help integrate gender analysis into conversations about state violence and the prison industrial complex, uncover the impacts of state violence on women of color and trans people of color, and challenge society’s primary reliance on law enforcement agents for protection from domestic, sexual, homophobic, and transphobic violence.
Do You See How Much I'm Suffering Here? Abuse Against Transgender Women in U.S. Immigration Detention
This report documents 28 cases of transgender women who were held in US immigration detention between 2011 and 2015, more than half of whom were held in men’s facilities at some point.
Over-Incarceration of Trans Survivors & Immigrant Detention as Part of Mass Incarceration
Reflecting the expertise of advocates and survivors, this report from the field broadens the scope of mass incarceration to be culturally responsive to survivors in communities of color.