Why are trans suicide rates so high despite a more tolerant society?
And don't tell me that trans people are found with nooses around their necks in the basement just because they couldn't take a dump in their preferred bathroom at Denny's!
- David B.Lv 76 months agoFavorite Answer
They used to claim it was as a result of unacceptance, but I suspect that the real reason is that before they became transexual, they believed that becoming so was going to change their life in a meaningful way and they would finally be happy. Once they completed the process and realized that was not the case they are so devastated by that realization that they take their own life. It's really sad whatever the reason.
- TylerLv 66 months ago
okay but literally what "more tolerant society" are you talking about. what are you even basing this off of.
- SkyLv 76 months ago
Society as a whole may be more tolerant, but that doesn't mean that (1) that increase in tolerance is significant enough or that it equates to acceptance; or (2) that the trans individual's family or others in their environment are tolerant or accepting. A trans person could be living in a very trans-accepting part of the world like San Fransisco, Seattle, or Austin (Texas), but if their own family rejects them, treats them like crap, disowns them, etc., and/or they're being raised in an environment that rejects, belittles, devalues, disrespects, or otherwise treats them like crap (such as being raised in a religion that has horseshit dogma motivating hate against LGBT people), that individual is going to feel terrible depression, self hate, self rejection, and zero self worth. As a result of that depression and self loathing, imposed by people in their immediate surroundings, a transgender individual has much greater likelihood to commit suicide than someone who is surrounded by people who accept them for exactly who they are and affirm the gender they know themselves to be.
Also, while society has increased its tolerance and acceptance of trans individuals, the country as a whole has a LONG way to go in treating them as equals. In most places in the country a transgender person can still be subjected to discrimination in employment, housing, loans/financial matters, medical care, insurance, homeless help, and a ton of other areas because there are no laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of gender identity or expression.
- Anonymous6 months ago
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- mokrieLv 76 months ago
Transgender is a mental illness and the suicides are the result of never having gotten help. Changing sexes does not fix the brain.
- JeffreyLv 76 months ago
Mentally ill people have higher suicide rates.
- Joe in texasLv 76 months ago
They think all their problems will disappear when their dick is cut off and are greatly disappointed to discover their mind is the problem not their genitalia
- LiarLv 76 months ago
Society's more tolerant... but let me follow that up by mocking trans people.