Trump’s plan creates a new challenge for a group that is already stigmatized – and is more likely than the general population to serve, research shows

Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would ban transgender individuals from serving in the US military. The president’s comments further stigmatize a group of individuals who are more likely than the general population to be military personnel despite facing widespread discrimination.

In 2015, the National Center for Transgender Equality published the findings of a survey that reflected the experiences of 27,715 transgender people in the 50 US states. Their findings show that, compared with the general population, transgender people in America are:

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