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
Trans Focus Group #2
Wednesday, October 13, 7:00–8:00 PM
Identity, Inc. Conference Room
Gay & Lesbian Resource Center
336 E. 5th Avenue
Hope to see you!