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Harassment

Gallery place, Columbia heights, x2, p12, Anacostia, Addison Road POLICE OFFICERS!!! Department store employees! i was at the courthouse & trying to focus on getting my nephew some help & this random guy came up to me and said ‘you gone let me f***’ ‘come on come to the bathroom and let me f*** the s*** out of you’
Lives in: DC
Age: 18-20
Where did this experience happen? everywhere i go

DC Government

I would want to tell city council that sometimes on the street i feel unsafe because who i am and what i represent as a person first then transgender second. The project it so excellent and also makes transgender really matter and proving that us as a community has a voice. My experience was very eventful and very careful. The question i ask myself is what the council is doing right? they are not making sure that the trans people are safe we need more people helping us and more laws surrounding the trans community. They also need police and every corner and have the trans cop out normally and i sex work should just be decriminalized and it just be legal because sex work some people ever know sex work is some people only income. 85% doesn’t have a job 50%. is homeless 92% is black. and more people should us girls to go because it two stigmas one trans then we are are colors and different points of town
Lives in: DC
Age: 21 - 24
Where did this experience happen? DC
Lives in: DC
Age: 18-20
Where did this experience happen? everywhere i go

Harassment

Gallery place, Columbia heights, x2, p12, Anacostia, Addison Road POLICE OFFICERS!!! Department store employees! i was at the courthouse & trying to focus on getting my nephew some help & this random guy came up to me and said ‘you gone let me f***’ ‘come on come to the bathroom and let me f*** the s*** out of you'
Lives in: DC
Age: 21 - 24
Where did this experience happen? DC

DC Government

I would want to tell city council that sometimes on the street i feel unsafe because who i am and what i represent as a person first then transgender second. The project it so excellent and also makes transgender really matter and proving that us as a community has a voice. My experience was very eventful and very careful. The question i ask myself is what the council is doing right? they are not making sure that the trans people are safe we need more people helping us and more laws surrounding the trans community. They also need police and every corner and have the trans cop out normally and i sex work should just be decriminalized and it just be legal because sex work some people ever know sex work is some people only income. 85% doesn’t have a job 50%. is homeless 92% is black. and more people should us girls to go because it two stigmas one trans then we are are colors and different points of town
Lives in: DC
Age: 25 - 30
Where did this experience happen? K street

Sex Work

5-6 years  on and off, sometimes a few times a weekonline, k st, tagg money, weed, rides, food yes eh yes, but usually take care of it on my own.yesnoyes, they couldnt do anything and told me if they see me off of the sidewalk again they will arrest me.  😒😒😒   another time, i was in a car and they surrounded me and gave me a ticket yesnopeeeee!!!!!    nope!!!!!!! I wouldnt have to worry about 12 and I would be able to provide better for myself  

sex work

someone can possibly kill me or snatch me up. or take me to a place i never been before
yesyes no. because us trans women will be looked at as men and not actual women
i would feel free and feel so liberated

“...[I] Used craigslist to keep up with her personal appearance and hygiene. [I] made 300$ per 2 nights [150 a night] when craiglist officially got shut down [I] made no more than 40$-50$ a day”

DC
21-25

city council

STOP IT
Washington DC
19-21

sex work

1year still to this dayday to day Kst & online money the safety of the trans girls of course or we are together doing it of course noyesyes FUCK NO ! Because there most likely are just going to lock both of us up & just charge us it would be more understanding to law enforcement to see the issue & not the sex workers
Washington DC
19-21

wellness

nowhiteman walkeryestransportation & phone problems
Washington DC
19-21

housing

no because the process is slow & its not guarantee
Washington DC
19-21

sex work

6 yearsa lot hotelsmoney nothing because the dates was always nice. yesyes
DC
21-25

sex work

“Since the shutdown[FOSTA/SESTA] it's been hard making money to care for myself. With backpage and craigslist making 500$ a night. Wothout apps 300$ a night. Working since 17 years old [3 years], it would be better if the council decriminalize sex work. I feel it would be better.”
MD
19-21

street or public harassment

“[I] was waiting for [my] food and was approached by a man. Once informed of [my] identity the man told [me] to get away. Then On K st, someone pulled up and shouted ‘that's a man!’”
MD
19-21

sex work

Few months Not often Social media or K st Body for money None Yes Followed not stopped Not at all because they’re with rude and show no sympathy to the abused Keep the same mind set
Nw Dc
18

sex work

While recognizing the worse isnt happening to me it would feel reassuring knowing I could work where I want, I would feel more comfortable accessing medical services if some shit happens, stigmigtization would eventually lesson.
DC
26-31

street or public harassment

The Reeves Center After noon and evening Yes, Security working for the City inside the Reeves Center I didnt have my ID. I was instructed by two different event organizers for two different events that I wouldnt need an ID, yet each time security stopped me, misgendered me, continuingly calling me sir, as I continued to correct them in both situations the security guard became more angry and aggressive. In the first incident I was called It and the police were called. In the second, I was threatened with having the police called.
DC
26-31

wellness

No. maintaining consistent insurance has been difficult. I am in the process of becoming insured now but my last insurance didn't cover the full costs of my hormones. In the past, when I needed emergency services I was dead named and misgendered (my name and gender has legally been changed.) This makes it more difficult to seek care in the event of emergencies. Whitman Walker Having some standard around respect for trans people, for employees who work with patients. "More trans competent therapists, greater protections for mental health conditions with insurance providers. The eradication of poverty. Video therapists that we can call in distress. Drop in clinics where people can get emergency scripts for expired mental health medications.
Healthcare in general: City incentives, grants, housing subsidies, etc to trans people but trans women of color in particular, to go to school and enter the medical field."
DC
26-31

housing

No. I've been in and out of homelessness for stretches of my life leading up to my mid 20s. When I moved in to my current place, Iv'e always let a friend or two stay if they needed it, however since FOSTA alot of my friends have been displaced and have been staying with me. No. There is alot of barriers and restrictions that make it harder.
DC
26-31

city council

That if they care about trans people being treated like humans, they need to allow trans folx - particularly those of color - to lead the discussion on what "trans-inclusion" means. If it's not by us, it's not for us.
DC
24-28

wellness

No Whitman Walker Lack of access to mental healthcare leads to physical health crises that can not be resolved with a pill. Finally (after months without) have medicaid now, so that's nice... No There are seemingly no trans/gnc/non-binary therapists in the area with availability or network coverage... Ever.
DC
24-28

housing

Ish. I'm underemployed and barely making rent, but i am on a lease and do have a bed here. No.
DC
24-28

sex work

“One of the worst thing that has happen to this young lady is having to sale my body to SURVIVE. The only way to provide for myself was my BODY and PERSONAL ADS ON CRAIGLIST + BACKPAGE (SEX WORK). USING THOSE SITES TO HAVE MONEY WAS MORE THEN JUST FOR MONEY IT WAS HER ONLY SURVIVal SUPPORT SYSTEM.“
Washington DC
19-21