June 24, 2019; Marketplace
Despite the growing prominence of the transgender movement, transgender people still face significant health disparities, high rates of poverty and unemployment, and alarming physical violence. As the World Health Organization noted in a recent publication, “Transgender people are often socially, economically, politically and legally marginalized.”
And, as often follows, the community is also facing chronic underfunding of its small grassroots support groups coupled with an outsized need. In response, the community has found a way to direct funding to those organizations.