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National Center for Transgender Equality and Partners to Launch 2022 U.S. Transgender Survey on Oct. 19

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The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) and partners will launch the 2022 U.S. Transgender Survey (USTS), the largest survey of transgender people in the United States, at on Oct. 19 at 9 a.m. ET. To date, over 30,000 transgender people have pledged to complete the 2022 survey, far surpassing the number of 2015 survey participants (28,000). 

“NCTE is proud to partner with the Black Trans Advocacy Coalition, TransLatin@ Coalition, National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance, and other organizations that serve transgender people nationwide on the 2022 U.S. Transgender Survey,” said Rodrigo Heng-Lehtinen, NCTE’s Executive Director. “This survey is a critical source of information about trans people that ensures our community is seen and better understood.”    

The USTS is the main source of data about transgender people, covering health, employment, income, the criminal justice system, and other aspects of life. It documents the lives and experiences of transgender people in the U.S. and U.S. territories in a series of reports, including reports on experiences by state and reports on the experiences of transgender people of color. 

“We're working with organizations all around the country to make sure that this survey reaches as many transgender people as possible,” said Josie Caballero, NCTE’s U.S. Transgender Survey and Special Projects Director. “Every person who takes the survey helps us gather invaluable data about what it's like to be transgender in this country right now.”

The USTS is for people of all transgender identities, including binary and nonbinary transgender identities, ages 16 and up. The survey team aims to collect survey responses that reflect the diversity of the trans community nationwide and in U.S. territories, including people of color, older people, those who live in rural areas, immigrants, Spanish speakers, and those who are HIV-positive.

Transgender people can pledge to take the survey at Taking the pledge does not obligate anyone to take the survey, and participation is voluntary. Participants will be asked to consent to take the survey once it launcheson Oct. 19. Once launched, the survey will be open for responses for several weeks.


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