This Friday! Launch of Access Denied: Washington, DC Trans Needs Assessment Report

We’re excited to announce the release of the largest local-level survey of transgender, transsexual, and gender non-conforming people ever conducted in the United States in its new study Access Denied: Washington, DC Trans Needs Assessment Report. The launch event will feature remarks by the principal researchers, leading DC activists, and community members whose life stories demonstrate the ongoing challenges trans people face in their daily lives.

WHAT: Report launch, overview of the findings, and voices from community members.Access Denied Cover

WHEN: Friday, November 13, 1:00 -2:00 p.m.

WHERE: John A. Wilson Building, Room 120, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC.

Elijah Adiv Edelman, PhD, Principal Investigator
Ruby Corado, Co-Investigator; Executive Director, Casa Ruby
Elena C. Lumby, Lead Statistician
Tanisha Montana, community member
Reevs O’Neal, community member
Patty Hernandez, community member
Nicky, community member

WHY: Based upon over four years of research and analysis, Access Denied offers a statistical portrait of the challenges faced by trans people in the District of Columbia. The report includes data on all aspects of life, including income, education, health, housing, experiences of violence, interactions with the legal system, access to identity documents, and the role of LGBT organizations in trans lives.

RSVP today on Facebook, and please share widely!

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