A provincial study has found significant rates of racism or ethnicity-related discrimination experienced among its trans person participants. The study is part of Trans PULSE, a community-based research project exploring the health impacts of discrimination and exclusion on trans people in Ontario. Researchers utilized data from surveys conducted in 2009/2010, completed by 433 trans people age 16 years or older, who lived, worked or received health care in Ontario.
Findings reveal that 75 per cent of racialized, 62 per cent of Aboriginal, and 29 per cent of white trans study participants experienced racism or ethnicity-related discrimination which can lead to negative physical and mental health outcomes.
You can read the research summary, “Experiences of Racism among Trans People in Ontario” by visiting the TransPulse website.