The U.S. Transgender Survey: Looking Back at 2015 and Looking Ahead to 2020

The 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey (USTS) was the largest study of its kind, examining the lives of nearly 28,000 transgender people. Since its publication, the USTS has provided much-needed knowledge about transgender communities across the country and shed light on their resilience in the face of discrimination. Thanks to the thousands of trans people who elevated their voices, the USTS has been a tool for change and community building. As we look ahead to the 2020 USTS, this panel will discuss the impact of the USTS and why participating in the upcoming 2020 study will be so important.

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About the presenters

Ma'ayan Anafi

Ma'ayan is a Policy Counsel at the National Center for Transgender Equality and a co-author of the 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey report.

Mara Keisling

Mara Keisling is the founder and executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, one of the nation’s leading social justice advocacy organization winning life-saving change for transgender people. Mara’s strategy and vision have guided NCTE’s work since 2003. She has led organizational and coalition efforts that have won significant advances in transgender equality. Mara co-authored the report of the 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey, in addition to the report of the 2008-09 National Transgender Discrimination Survey.