A coalition of transgender advocacy groups have launched a survey designed to better assess the needs of trans Washingtonians.
The D.C. Trans Coalition, Transgender Health Empowerment, Helping Individual Prostitutes Survive and American University are among the organizations participating in the survey that went live slightly more than a month ago. The poll will ask participants about a variety of topics that include access to health care, employment, housing and education, interactions with the criminal justice system and their immigration status.
Doctor Elijah Edelman of American University’s Department of Anthropology told the Blade that roughly 200 people have already participated in the survey. He said he hopes up to 1,000 will take part by the fall.