On Monday, April 4th, TransHaven will be launching their “Trans-Missouri Needs Assessment Survey.” From the results of this survey of the Missouri Trans Community, as well with the Missouri-specific data from the National Transgender Discrimination Survey (NTDS), TransHaven will develop their Policy Priorities for the constituency it serves in Missouri.
The data collection will be done in a manner in which total confidentiality is assured, inputs from varying aspects of those Trans-identified throughout the state of Missouri will be collected and analyzed. We will be seeking such demographics as how one identifies, location by zip code, income and marital status. Other metrics sought will be instances of bias and discrimination such as in the workplace, incarceration and public accommodations. While we know the national statistics, it is imperative we gather as much Missouri data as we can, to better serve the Missouri Trans Community.
Noting that the NTDS, conducted by the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) garnered 128 individual responses in Missouri, we are projecting that with our own state-wide resources we can reach out to more of the (Missouri) Trans Population. We hope that those that are trans-identified residing in Missouri, take part in this survey. The link to the survey is projected to be in place on April 4th, in the interim prior to our report projected for late Fall 2011, we will be publishing the Missouri-specific data from the NTDS, as provided by NCTE/NGLTF. We are anticipating receiving that data in the coming weeks and publishing that here and on our website.
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