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US Trans Survey Event

August 22, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

What: Take the 2015 U.S.Trans Survey

Who: Trans, genderqueer, and nonbinary people age 18+

When: August 22, 2015, 5:00 – 9:30pm

Where: Milwaukee LGBT Community Center

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The 2015 U.S. Trans Survey (USTS) is the follow up to the National Transgender Discrimination Survey, the largest survey ever devoted to the lives and experiences of trans people. The study was developed and conducted by the National LGBTQ Task Force and the National Center for Transgender Equality in 2008- 2009, and the results were released in the 2011 report: Injustice At Every Turn. As the single-most cited study about trans people—cited by media over 15,000 times—it has dramatically changed how the public and policymakers understand the challenges facing trans people.

On August 22, 2015, FORGE and the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center will be hosting a Survey Taking Event.

Stop by the Center between 5:00pm and 9:00pm to use one of the free computers or tablets to take the survey. We’ll have volunteers available to help if you have questions about the study or taking the survey.

Snacks and social space will also be provided before and after you take the survey. Come hang out, contribute to important data collection, make your experiences count!

Request! If you have a laptop, tablet or other device you are able to bring to the event, please do! Wifi will be provided.

Let us know you are attending by signing up on the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/941962942529354/

 

 

About The Survey

The 2015 U.S. Trans Survey (USTS) is the follow up to the National Transgender Discrimination Survey, the largest survey ever devoted to the lives and experiences of trans people. The study was developed and conducted by the National LGBTQ Task Force and the National Center for Transgender Equality in 2008- 2009, and the results were released in the 2011 report: Injustice At Every Turn. As the single-most cited study about trans people—cited by media over 15,000 times—it has dramatically changed how the public and policymakers understand the challenges facing trans people.

Purpose of the 2015 U.S. Trans Survey  

Research: The National Transgender Discrimination Survey has been the community’s go-to resource for helping the public understand trans people. It’s shown us how many trans people have faced discrimination and harassment at school, work, in health care, in homeless shelters, in the criminal justice system, as well as many other areas of life. Going forward, the 2015 U.S. Trans Survey (USTS) will give researchers, policymakers, and advocates the ability to see the experiences of trans people over time, how things are changing, and what can be done to improve the lives of trans people.

The USTS will cover a wide range of topics that reflects the lives and experiences of trans people and is designed to more fully examine specific issue areas that disparately impact trans people, such as unemployment and underemployment, housing, health care, HIV/AIDS, disabilities, immigration, sex work, and police interactions. Many of the questions included in the USTS have never been asked of trans people before. Like last time, the data set will be shared with advocates, organizations, and academics for years to come.

Benchmark: The USTS will significantly improve measures in the survey to allow for comparing the lives of trans people to the U.S. population as a whole. This is crucial for demonstrating the disparities faced by trans people in the U.S. In addition, the USTS will be fielded every five years and will enable measuring of progress made over time.

Education & Advocacy: The 2015 USTS will continue to be an important resource for use in education and advocacy. As with the last study, the USTS will contribute to public education about trans people and provide information for advocating for policy and social advances for trans people.

 

Who is conducting the USTS?

The USTS is being conducted by the National Center for Transgender Equality, the nation’s leading social justice advocacy organization winning life-saving change for transgender people: www.transequality.org.

How can I take the USTS?

If you are unable to make the Survey Party on August 22, 2015, the survey is online and you can take it online any time after the August 19, 2015 released date. Simply go to http://www.ustranssurvey.org

How can people learn more information about the USTS?

Information can be found at USTransSurvey.org, where participants can sign up to take the survey and to receive information about the survey. Please contact us at ustranssurvey [at] transequality [dot] org for additional information.

Learn more about the Survey: http://www.ustranssurvey.org/

 

Details

Date:
August 22, 2015
Time:
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Venue

Milwaukee LGBT Community Center
1110 N. Market Street, 2nd floor
Milwaukee, WI United States
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