33% of transgender youth have attempted suicide
55% of transgender youth report being physically attacked
74% of transgender youth reported being sexually harassed at school,
90% of transgender youth reported feeling unsafe at school because of their gender expression
78% reported having been verbally harassed
48% reported having been victims of assault, including assault with a weapon, sexual assault or rape
CDC reports regarding Transgender youth state, that such victimization, in turn, is associated with HIV risk behaviors. Youth who had been threatened or bullied at school were more likely to have been diagnosed with an STD, injected drugs, had more than four sex partners, and not used a condom the last time they had sexual intercourse than those who had not been threatened or bullied at school.
Nine out of ten transgender youth feel unsafe in school because of gender identity or expression. The rate of drop out suicide and homelessness is disproportionately high for our transgender youth.
I’m lonely and I have no friends because they hate me.
Sometimes I want to kill myself because of how cold my heart is. I sometimes dislike school because my friends act like I’m not even with them. Life Sucks!!!!!!!!! I wish everyone would treat me with peace and respect. Peace, oh how I love the way the word flows. I’m closing my eyes and peace is drifting in the vast sky. Children laughing and playing with me and adults working together. I wish that it’s impossible to be horrid. That would be perfect but I try not to get my hopes up because no one is ever going to treat me properly. I try to be nice but no one cares. Life isn’t fair!
SO BE KIND TO ME ( age 9)