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1. Reflections On the 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey

By BA Laris, MPH | December 13, 2016
Research Associate, ETR | Personal pronouns: She, her, hers

As a researcher, I love data. I get excited about survey results that can help us shape ideas and norms in our community. I understand the power behind these numbers, that these numbers represent individuals and their life experience. Keeping things personal is also critically important to me as I review and integrate new research findings into my everyday life.

We were excited for the much-anticipated release of The National Center for Transgender Equality’s new 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey Report. This ambitious effort examines the experiences of almost 28,000 transgender people across the United States and its territories. It provides valuable data about the lives of transgender people and systematically validates the challenges they face every day.

It is also a deeply troubling report. The report acknowledges that “the findings reveal disturbing patterns of mistreatment and discrimination and startling disparities.…” A transgender acquaintance of mine found himself unable to finish reading the report because the statistics were so triggering.

Tags: Transgender, Social justice, Research
By B.A. Laris, MPH
2. Amazing! The 2015 National Transgender Health Summit

By Cary Klemmer | April 29, 2015
MSW/PhD Student, University of Southern California

Being able to attend a national health summit for transgender folks is one amazing thing in and of itself. Being able to present and share the narratives of transgender youth at that conference is another!

Last April 17-18, I had the great honor of both attending and presenting at the National Transgender Health Summit 2015 in Oakland, California. This event was made possible due to the diligence and hard work of the conference staff, including the UCSF Center of Excellence for Transgender Health and ETR, which co-sponsored the event.

Tags: Transgender, Inspiration, Social justice, Community Impact Solutions Project, LGBTQ
By Cary Klemmer

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