Transgender Focus Groups

Transgender Focus Groups

Transgender Focus Groups. Click through for a copy of the flyer.

Identity did two big research projects in the 1980s called One in Ten (1986) and Identity Reports (1989). The first was a statewide survey of the Alaska LGB population, & the second was more specifically focused on sexual orientation discrimination bias/discrimination in Alaska. Both were important studies — but notice the omission of “T’ in the first, or “gender identity discrimination/bias” in the second.

We want the Alaska LGBT Statewide Community Survey and the Anchorage Discrimination Survey to be fully trans-inclusive. But to make that happen, we need to involve transfolk fully not only in taking the survey, but also in research design, administration, & data analysis.

That’s what these two focus groups are for: an early step (but it won’t be our last one!) in making sure that transfolk are fully represented in every aspect of the surveys from beginning to end. We also welcome significant others and trans allies to one or both workshops.

Here’s the info:

“Trans Component to the AK LGBT Survey” Workshop

Alaska Pride Conference
Saturday, October 9, 2010, 2:15–3:30 PM

Alaska Pacific University, Carr Gottstein Building, Room 204
See a map of the APU campus.

Trans Focus Group #2

Wednesday, October 13, 7:00–8:00 PM
Identity, Inc. Conference Room
Gay & Lesbian Resource Center
336 E. 5th Avenue
Anchorage, AK

Hope to see you!

About Mel Green

Melissa S. (Mel) Green was the principal writer of One in Ten: A Profile of Alaska’s Lesbian & Gay Community (Anchorage, AK: Identity, Inc., 1986) and coauthor with Jay K. Brause of Identity Reports: Sexual Orientation Bias in Alaska (Identity, Inc., 1989). She also blogged extensively about the 2009 Anchorage equal rights ordinance on her personal & writing website, for which she was recognized by a True Diversity Award for Excellence in Online Media in September 2009. She administers the Alaska LGBT Community Survey website.
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