El Telar Comunidad Feminista, in conjunction with La Piojera, will present today at 7 pm the preliminary results of the first national survey of living conditions of sexual and gender diversity in Argentina, in which more than 15 thousand people participated from all over the country. Last May and July. In this note, we present some findings.
He First National Survey of Living Conditions of Sexual and Gender Diversity In Argentina, which was attended by more than 15 thousand people from all over the country, preliminary results have already come in. This is very important, as it is the first of its kind in the country and allows us to identify trends and influence the creation of public policies that allow a better, genuine quality of life. To date, the surveys that exist are small-scale, reach small populations or focus on a particular group, or on issues related to access to health, discrimination or first-hand approaches to occupational inclusion. This is a necessary kickstart to move forward into other studies that allow us to understand working conditions and forms of sexual and gender diversity.
It was organized by more than 50 professionals from various disciplines of social sciences and humanities from public universities. The initiative will provide statistical information on the employment, educational, health, housing, coexistence and discrimination status of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, non-binary and other identities (LGBTNb+) in the country.
“The sample is non-probabilistic because the census parameters of Argentina’s LGBTIQ+ population are not known. The results are not statistically generalizable to the entire population, but they provide accurate and reliable information about a large number of people,” the team explained.
The online survey was conducted from May to July this year and then they conducted an in-person survey that guaranteed access to all diverse populations. With more than 15 thousand responses, today at 7 pm, at La Piojera Cultural Center, L. Teller Comunidad Feminista presents some conclusions that we advance below.
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“73.1% consider themselves cisgender (people whose gender identity matches the sex they were assigned at birth). 22.5% as trans, non-binary and gender fluid people, and higher than reported by other similar studies in the region. More than 40% of the participants lived in AMBA and others in the Pampas region. The relative presence of femininity or trans women is higher in NOA, while masculinity or trans men who participated in the study are relatively more present in Patagonia,” he said.
Trans people have twice the unemployment rate as cis people. “77.4% people are employed, but 7.3% are unemployed. Excluding gays and lesbians, the unemployment rate is higher than that of the general population (6.2% in the second quarter of 2023, according to INDEC).”
About this EducationThe data shows that “the majority of people participating have a complete or incomplete secondary level (university or tertiary). However, trans people (especially femmes or trans women) are those who have the lowest educational levels comparatively. In contrast, about 55% of gay people have a completed higher education level or higher.
Discrimination situations extend to various walks of life. In educational environment, for those who currently attend, “16.7% reported that they were attacked or discriminated against by teachers, directors or staff at this institution, while 20% experienced situations of aggression or discrimination . These numbers are significantly higher for trans men and masculinities, transvestite-trans femininity or women, and non-binaries.
in what respect Labor, “Nearly 4 in 10 trans women or cisgender women report that they have been dismissed or fired from a job because of their gender identity; Among men and trans masculinities, the percentage is closer to 30%. More than 30% of trans people reported that they received unequal treatment in the past year regarding benefits, job duties, or promotions. The percentage is even higher for situations of aggression or discrimination by coworkers or customers.”
According to access to healthOver the past year, “about 20% of people surveyed reported receiving poor care or experiencing abuse in a health facility or by health professionals because of their gender identity or sexual orientation. As with evaluations of other indicators of discrimination and aggression, trans people (especially trans men) and non-binary people report percentages that are double those representing these conditions.
The issue of mental health has been especially highlighted. “Half (50.2%) said they had had depression in the past year, rising to one in seven men and trans masculinities. They are the ones who report the most suffering, fear or anxiety with 88.6%, homosexuals are the ones who present the lowest value, which in any case is very high (80.5%).
Complete results will be published on the Diversity Census website.
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