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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Leading gay activists gathered in Minneapolis for a national conference are releasing a nationwide report on discrimination against transgender individuals.

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is holding its annual conference in Minneapolis through Sunday. Several thousand gay activists are participating in seminars and discussions on political activism, faith and homosexuality and other topics.

The National Transgender Discrimination Survey will be released Friday morning. It was commissioned by the task force and the National Center for Transgender Equality.

The groups describe it as the first-ever comprehensive study of discrimination as experienced by a sample of 6,540 transgender individuals who were asked a list of 70 questions about bias in field ranging from education and employment to housing, law enforcement, health care and family life.

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