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, USTS Research Associate

Ma’ayan Anafi, USTS Research Associate: As a policy counsel, Ma’ayan works to strengthen and preserve nondiscrimination protections for transgender communities. Ma'ayan is a co-author of the groundbreaking report of the 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey.

Arjee Restar

-Arjee Restar, USTS Director: As Director, Arjee leads the development and implementation of the 2020 U.S. Trans Survey. Arjee’s research engagements concentrate on promoting social, structural, and behavior-based interventions to improve the health and lives of transgender communities affected by a multitude of adverse health outcomes. This work includes advocating for institutional policies and practices that dismantle systems of oppression, inequality, and inequity, as well as prioritizing trans communities of color.

Lissette miller

Lissette Miller, USTS Outreach Coordinator: Lissette Miller (they/them pronouns) is a Black Nicaragüense non-binary queerdo surviving and thriving on Piscataway land/Chocolate City D.C. As outreach coordinator for the 2020 US Trans Survey, they are honored to connect with trans and non-binary people throughout the U.S. to shape the largest (bilingual!) survey ever devoted to our lives and experiences.