Transgender Needs Assessment

The purpose of this research project is to assess the needs of transgender individuals in Virginia, as well as assessing current resources and the availability of services in different regions of the state. This is a research project being conducted by the Transgender Assistance Program of Virginia. The results of this study will influence program development and future resources at Transgender Assistance Program of Virginia and partnering agencies.

There is no compensation for taking this survey. Your participation in this research study is voluntary. You may choose not to participate. Your information will be kept confidential. All data is stored in a password protected electronic format. To help protect your confidentiality, the surveys will not contain information that will personally identify you. The results of this study will be used for scholarly purposes and creating better resources for the trans community.

*TRIGGER WARNING: Some questions are related to mental health, access to care, and self-esteem. As stated you are able to skip these questions if you wish and can stop taking the survey at any time. Due to the nature of the survey, if anyone during or after this survey feels like they need to further discuss these issues, The Trevor Project (http://www.thetrevorproject.org) provides a 24-hour hotline (866-488-7386), as well as chat rooms, and online private discussions (only offered during certain times of the day). The LGBTQ Helpline is also available from 8am-8pm Monday through Friday for those who have experienced abuse, sexual assault, or violence.

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