Biden Will ‘Provide Federal Funding for Local Efforts to Meet the Needs of Transgender Communities’

By CNSNews.com Staff | April 8, 2020 | 4:20pm EDT
Then-Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)
Then-Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

(CNSNews.com) - Former Vice President Joe Biden, who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, has released “A Plan to End Violence Against Women” that includes a promise to “push to provide federal funding for local efforts to meet the needs of transgender communities.”

The Biden plan includes an explanation of why transgenders need the support of federal programs.

“According to the National Center for Transgender Equality,” says his plan, “54 percent of transgender adults have been subject to intimate partner violence in their lives; 47 percent of transgender adults report experiencing sexual assault at some point in their lifetime, with Black transgender adults sexually assaulted at a higher lifetime rate of 53 percent.”

“As a direct response to the high rates of homicides of transgender people--particularly transgender women of color--the Biden Administration will push to provide federal funding for local efforts to meet the needs of transgender communities, including employment assistance, housing assistance, leadership development, and other priorities identified by local communities,” says the plan.

“Specifically, Biden will work to pass the Equality Act, to reduce economic barriers and social stigma, and the LGBTQ Essential Data Act, which would help collect a wide variety of critical data about anti-trans violence and the factors that drive it,” it says.

“He will also direct his Administration to update the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports Supplementary Homicide Reports (UCR-SHR) to include sexual orientation and gender identity,” says the plan.

“Currently, these reports do not include categories for sexual orientation and gender identity, hampering our ability to fully diagnose and measure the extent of violent crimes against transgender, gay, lesbian, and bisexual victims,” it says.

“[W]e must do more to meet the needs of women of color, lesbian and bisexual women, transgender individuals, American Indian and Alaska Native women, older women, women with disabilities, and low-income women and survivors impacted at the intersections of underserved populations,” says Biden’s plan.

 

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