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WASHINGTON — The HRC Foundation and the University of Connecticut released the Black & African American LGBTQ Report on Friday, which showed that LGBTQ are at a higher risk of discrimination. Some of the findings include:
More than three-fourths of Black and African American LGBTQ youth who responded to the survey have heard family members say negative things about LGBTQ people, and nearly half have been taunted or mocked by family for being LGBTQ. Eighty percent “usually” feel depressed, down, worried, nervous or panicked. Nearly half feel critical of their LGBTQ identities. Sixty-seven percent of respondents — and 82 percent of transgender and gender-expansive youth — have been verbally insulted because of their LGBTQ identity. Ninety percent of respondents have experienced racial discrimination, and only five percent believe Black and African American people are regarded positively in the U.S.
Sixty-three percent of Black and African American transgender and gender-expansive youth try to avoid using the restroom during the school day.