NTAC Sponsors Gender Community Needs Assessment Survey

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For Immediate Release: Dated December 3, 2003From: The National Transgender Advocacy Coalition (NTAC)Contacts: Robyn Walters, Seattle, WashingtonChair, Vanessa Edwards Foster; Houston, TexasStudy Creator, Elizabeth R. Green, Los Angeles, CaliforniaContact Email: [email protected]@[email protected] Phone: 832-483-9901360-437-4091Website: http://www.trans-academics.org/http://www.ntac.org/research/

NTAC Sponsors Gender Community Needs Assessment Survey

A perennial problem for the nation’s transgender and genderqueer community has been the dearth of reliable statistical data about trans and gender variant identified persons. In an effort to help change that, a study has been created to address the community and the National Transgender Advocacy Coalition (NTAC) is seeking participants.

The Community Needs Assessment Survey is being sponsored by the NTAC and under the supervision of Claremont Graduate University. Elizabeth Green, a graduate student at Claremont, is running the survey to collect statistical data about gender variant persons and their experiences. Green, who created the study with input from Jessica Xavier, Nathan Smith and the NTAC Research Committee, can be accessed online at http://www.trans-academics.org/ [click on the “research projects” button].

This study is open to anyone residing in the United States, with a particular focus on collecting demographic and experiential information about gender variant identified persons. The study’s primary focus will be on transgenders living in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties in California with a target of 200-300 respondents from the Southern California region. Additionally the study is seeking to have over 1500 responses from the greater United States transgender community.

Participants must be at least eighteen years old and self identify as a part of the gender variant community (including but not limited to transgender, transsexual, intersex, genderqueer, cross-dresser, etc.) The survey is comprised of 75 questions and should take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Surveys are 100% confidential and your participation is most appreciated.

For further information or to receive hard copies of the study to fill out and mail in, please contact Elizabeth Green [[email protected]] or the NTAC Research Committee at [[email protected]]. We need your input!

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Founded in 1999, NTAC – the National Transgender Advocacy Coalition – is a §501(c)(4) civil rights organization working to establish and maintain the right of all transgendered, intersexed, and gender-variant people to live and work without fear of violence or discrimination.