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102 NATIONAL TRANSGENDER DISCRIMINATION SURVEY

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Of those who experienced family rejection, we found that those who experienced domestic violence by family members experienced other negative outcomes at particularly alarming rates, explained below. Homelessness

Family violence had a strong apparent link to homelessness. Forty-eight percent (48%) of those who experienced domestic violence also reported having experienced homelessness, nearly four times the rate of those whose families were accepting (9%). Incarceration

Twenty-nine percent (29%) of those who experienced domestic violence reported having been incarcerated, compared to only 11% of those whose families were accepting. Underground Economy

Thirty-eight percent (38%) of those who experienced domestic violence also reported having worked in the underground economy for income, compared to only 11% of those whose families were accepting. Specifically, 29% of those who experienced domestic violence also reported having done sex work for income, a rate more than four times as high than those whose families were accepting (7%). HIV

Five and a half percent (5.5%) of those who experienced domestic violence also reported being HIV-positive. This compared to 2.04% of those whose families were accepting and our overall sample rate of 2.64%.7 Suicide

Sixty-five percent (65%) of those who experienced domestic violence also reported having attempted suicide, compared to 32% of those whose families were accepting. Alcohol and Drugs

Forty-seven (47%) of those who experienced domestic violence also reported drinking or misusing drugs to cope with the mistreatment they faced as transgender or gender nonconforming people. This compared with 19% of those whose families were accepting.

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