On April 16, TransHaven will be launching their “Trans-Missouri Needs Assessment Survey” at the LGBT Community Health and Resource Fair. While we had planned an earlier launch date, our self-critique of the Survey took a bit longer than expected and then saw this event quite apropos to launch it. We expect trans-identified people to be able to take it online, and we will have paper copies available at the Fair, on Saturday
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.
Visit our table at the Second Annual LGBT Community Health and Resource Fair. We hope to see you there!
TransHaven – Volunteers in Advocacy, for the Trans and LGBT Community of Missouri
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