PFLAG National is proud to partner with the National Center for Transgender Equality on their 2015 U.S. Trans Survey, which is now ready to complete! We know that PFLAG's chapter network will be a crucial and helpful way to share news of the survey with people who identify as trans, so that their voices will be heard. The link to share is ustranssurvey.org.
The 2015 U.S. Trans Survey (USTS) is the followup 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.
Over 6,400 people took the previous National Transgender Discrimination Survey (NTDS), and this year’s goal is to at least double the number of people who take the survey. With your help we can achieve this goal of getting the largest and and most diverse sample possible in order to better understand the unique needs of the trans community.
The National Transgender Discrimination Survey has been the go-to resource for helping the public understand trans people and the experiences of the trans community. Now, at this critical time when trans awareness and needs are at their highest, updated information is needed to see what has changed, and what still needs to change.
Trans inclusion has long been a part of the PFLAG mission, and this survey will give all of us much-needed education on how to best support our trans friends and loved ones, providing a clearer and more up-to-date picture of the trans community’s diverse experiences so that we can all better meet the needs of trans people in our communities. PFLAG chapter members are perfectly positioned to provide support at the grassroots community level, ensuring that our trans loved ones are getting the support they need, and that we are advocating for their health and wellbeing.
Please share news of the survey widely by circulating this link: ustranssurvey.org. Or, if you identify as trans, please complete the survey; click here now to get started.
Let's work together to make sure that your voices--and all voices of our trans family, friends, and loved ones--are heard.