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|[Video] Georgia transgender woman speaks out on discrimination|
|by Dyana Bagby|
|April 19, 2011 13:45|
A new video is out from In the Life Media featuring two transgender woman — Ja'briel from Hinesville, Ga., located just more than four hours south of Atlanta near Savannah, and Michelle, who is from Los Angeles — speaking out about the discrimination they face.
As an African-American trans woman in the rural South, Ja'briel said finding a job is also difficult.
“I went to school and earned a degree, but because of discrimination I’m limited in my employment options, and so it’s been very troubling to know that this is an extra burden on me financially and in other ways,” Ja’briel says.
"I took the approach laying low. But the older I got, the harder it became. It's too much of a war on the inside and I had to be free," she adds.
The National Gay & Lesbian Task Force and the National Center for Transgender Equality interviewed 6,450 transgender and gender non-conforming study participants from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Participants completed online or paper surveys.
Key findings include:
The video is made by In the Life Media.
Top photo: Ja'briel of Hinesville, Ga., is featured in a video by In the Life Media that highlights the discrimination transgender people face.
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