Hailey Snow bravely shares her story of self-discovery. At a very young age, she knew she was both a transgender and gay person, despite growing up in a strict Evangelical household. She suffered through years of torment with her identity, and had no one to turn to. I feel fortunate to share Hailey’s story and learned so much from her. I am appalled at the unequal treatment of the LGBTQ community and hope that stories like Hailey’s will help shed light on misconceptions and stereotypes.
Did you know?
30% of transgender people report being fired, denied a promotion, or experiencing mistreatment in the workplace due to their gender identity
40% of respondents reported attempting suicide in their lifetime, nearly nine times the attempted suicide rate in the United States (4.6%)
Transgender people experience unemployment at 3x the rate of the general population, with rates for people of color up to 4x the national unemployment rate
LGBT people are targeted for violent hate crimes at a rate of two times that of… Muslims or black people, four times that of Jews, and 14 times that of Latinos
42% of LGBTQ youth report living in a community that is “not accepting.”
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