The countdown has begun for the last week to take the U.S Trans Survey, the largest ever survey undertaken on transgender lives in America. The survey, which closes for participants at 11:59 P.M.on September 21st, aims to gather a more comprehensive understanding of the experiences of transgender people in the United States. It is a follow-up to the the follow-up to the National Transgender Discrimination Survey, which was last conducted in 2011, leaving a multi-year gap in knowledge about trans lives in the US.
The 2015 US Trans Survey will help expand the understanding of trans experiences in the US, and inform life-saving laws and policies that meet the needs of our communities. It will help us develop the information we need to understand the realities of our lives. Because this is the community’s study, the results will be available to community members, organizations, and researchers.
The USTS covers a wide range of topics that reflect the lives and experiences of transgender people today. More specifically, the USTS assesses transgender people’s experiences including in employment, housing, healthcare, HIV/AIDS, disabilities, immigration, sex work, and police interactions. Results are projected to be released in Spring of 2016.