0.6 percent of US adults are Transgender

0.6 percent of US adults are Transgender

According to a recent study, around 1.4 million people, that is about 0.6% of U.S. adults are trans-genders. The numbers are double that of ten years ago and varies by state. The study is critical and will help in the framing of current policy discussions that will impact the daily life of transgenders. The policy debates include discussions on discrimination, access to restrooms and many other issues. A conclusion can be arrived at only with supportive data in order to assess potential impact and the number of people that will be affected. The urban District of Columbia has 14,550 people that accounts for 2.77% of the federal district’s population that has identified themselves as transgenders. The District of Columbia has the highest percentage of adults who have identified themselves as transgender.

Many states have about 100,000 or more individuals who are transgender and according to the research Florida has 100,300, California with 218,000 and Texas with 125,350 individuals who identify as transgender. The study indicates that the states of Hawaii, New Mexico, Georgia, and California have the highest percentage (0.8%) of adults indentifying as transgender and Texas and Florida accounts for 0.7%. North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Iowa and Montana were the five states with 0.3% transgender identified adults that is the lowest percentage.

Political debates are concentrating upon major issues like the services and protection from discrimination concerns to be extended to transgender Americans and to protect their rights. The Defense Secretary Ash Carter at the Pentagon announced that the military will not prevent transgender Americans from serving openly. Carter also stated that members in service will not be discharged or separated from service on basis of gender identity. Youngsters in the age of 18 to 24 are most likely to identify themselves as transgender, they account for 0.7%. The researchers at William Institute compiled data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey and from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System that represents 50 states in the District of Columbia and U.S.

Surfing In Texas – Really?

Surfing In Texas – Really?

Texas is known for plenty of things like cowboy culture, the lip smacking BBQ dishes and the tumbleweed terrain. However, it is not the first destination that springs to mind when it comes to surfing. Yet, with a huge coastline of around 367 miles, surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico, it still produces ride-able waves only occasionally. However, surfers can exploit their love for the sport in other novel ways.

Texas is all geared up to change its name as “Not the first place for surfing”. The lone star state of the US is making waves, literally with proprietary artificial wave technologies. The recently opened Surf Park in Austin generated a great deal of buzz both among avid surfers as well as amateurs. The state is all set to open a brand new a man-made wave pool at the Barefoot Ski Ranch in the outskirts of the city of Waco. The grand opening of this new entrant has been slated for the summer of 2017.

The NLand Pool is powered by the European Firm, Wave Garden. The Waco pool, however, will be powered by American Wave Machines, a California-based company. In an interview with the press, Stuart Parsons, the owner of BSR stated that American Wave Machines have been installing artificial wave systems all over the planet for the past decade. They have a track record of 100% and this is the reason for BSR to choose AWM. Though the exact details of the project haven’t been finalized an initial metrics of the pool can be found online at the site of AWM.

So folks in Texas have to wait till next summer to test out the new entrant in the field. Till then the current sole runner, the NLand, is your place to ride out the waves in Texas.

Staying Cool After a Truck Accident

Keeping your wits about you when you’ve just been involved in an accident with a semi-truck is not easy. You can quickly become distracted by the situation and may overlook important details needed to process your claim. Our experienced semi-truck accident attorneys have compiled the following guidelines and urge you to print a copy to keep in all your vehicles.
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Stop Immediately . Check to see if anyone has been injured.

Call The Police . Be sure to advise if there are any injuries so an ambulance can be dispatched. Also, let them know if any chemicals or other freight has been dumped on the thoroughfare. The police can then contact the appropriate agency to handle the spill.

Move Vehicles . If possible, move the vehicles involved out of traffic. Set flashers so that approaching traffic can see the accident and not cause further damage. If necessary, flag down other vehicles to help you redirect traffic until police arrive.
Talk to No One about the specifics of the accident except your attorney and physician. Do not admit fault, even if it is accurate, to anyone.

Accident Report. When the police arrive, insist that they complete an accident report including information on all parties involved. This should include name, address and phone number for the driver and owner of the semi-truck; insurance company, policy number, insurance agent and their phone number for the driver and owner of the semi-truck. The accident report should also include contact information for any witnesses to the accident.

Take Photographs. If you happen to have a camera with you, take photographs of the accident scene, the vehicles and the people involved. You may even want to include license plate numbers, logos on the back and sides of the semi-truck, as well as street signs or highway markers to show the intersection or area where the accident occurred.

See A Doctor. Even if you feel fine, a physician should examine you as soon as possible. Injuries that occur internally may not be noticed right away unless a qualified medical professional has an opportunity to examine you and learn the details of the accident.semi truck accident attorneys

Call Your Insurance Company . As soon as possible, contact your insurance company with the details of the accident. Even if you think the other insurance company should pay for your damages, you need to make your insurance company aware of the situation. Again, do not admit fault. State the facts clearly and as accurately as possible.

Call Your Attorney. As soon as possible, contact your attorney and provide all the information regarding the accident. An experienced Texas semi-truck accident attorney such as those at our firm can advise you each step of the way to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a semi-truck accident, please email or call us today to speak with an experienced Texas semi-truck accident attorney.