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Transgender Thursday: The Strong Stance The Problem With Passing

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Renate Hartman's July 2013 blog "The High Cost of Passing" revealed some startling statistics such as "Fifteen percent (15%) of transgender people in our sample lived on $10,000 per year or less–double the rate of the general population. The unemployment for transgender people is double the rate of unemployment of the general population. Forty-seven percent (47%) had experienced an adverse job outcome,such as being fired, not hired or denied a promotion." 

"About 19% of transgender people have no health insurance. But only 40% enjoys employer-based insurance coverage, compared to 62% of the population at large." http://blog.timesunion.com/transgender/the-high-cost-of-passing/1249/

Tonight on The Strong Stance, Eli and his guest cohost, Jaan Williams, Director of Domestic Programs at the Gay and Lesbian Victory Institute will talk about the problem with passing. 

Tune in at 9pm ET/8pm CT!