Cartoon courtesy of Mikhaela Reid - mikhaela.net
Ignorance. Hatred. Discrimination. These are all signs of Transphobia. From Housing, Employment to Healthcare; transgender women face discrimination in various areas of their lives. It is a challenge day to day to get by without hardships but if you are a transgender woman, this becomes a bigger hurtle to overcome. Seeking services can be hard but when you do finally have access to them, you want to be treated with respect. For us, that is not always the outcome.
Transgender women face discrimination even from those who we seek help from. If you feel you have been discriminated against or have questions on how to keep yourself safe from danger, the following information may be helpful.