Miss Banks 2 U: On Transgender Suicide Prevention

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In 1993 a study was done at the University of Sydney into suicide and its causes in the GLBTI community at large; at that stage transgender community suicide rates were as high as 43%, an unacceptable figure in anyone’s standards. Thankfully the percentage rates have reduced since then, due solely to a burgeoning support base created during the 1990s and beyond via organisations, internet resources and networking.