I live in Ohio. Middle America USA. Sure it has it's drawbacks and it's strengths. I'm over 60 and causcasian and transgender. Many love to hate on me because I supposedly lived male privilege to the max and now I'm trying to change.
Regardless of all of that I do not know how young transgender women of color live. The women whose names all too often show up in the news as the victims of extreme violence. The closest I have come in person was a young trans girl I met in person who was originally from Detroit, migrated to the west coast and in her own words spent some "fun" nights in Los Angeles's "tranny jail". Toss a heroin addiction on top of all of that and here she was standing in front of me...proud as hell. Wow! I was impressed and told her so but then again words are cheap.
Recently Out News & Opinion presented a fantastic look at how my other half lives in an area I know A little about since I lived in the NYC area several years ago:
This is a long post with many pictures and you can visit it here.