That, in essence, remains the problem. Even though I am lower middle-class by American standards (Perhaps I'd be simply middle-class in another part of the country.), I am still doing better than many other transgender (whether pre- or post-op) people. And, for all of the wealth in the gay community portrayed in the media, they actually suffer with the same levels of povertyas the population in general.
Actually, the worst thing for trans people is that so many of us can't get jobs, period, and that we--particularly the young among us--suffer from disproportionate levels of homelessness.
We still have to fight the same fight MLK was fighting more than four decades ago. The difference is, the economy is much worse now than it was then.