Thanks to the Transgender Law Center, a groundbreaking survey was launched today that has the goal of assessing the needs of our trans community members living with HIV.
It is a first-of-its-kind community-led needs assessment to examine the legal
and policy landscape as experienced by transgender women, men, and
gender non-conforming people living with HIV/AIDS across the country.
The survey is open for responses in English and in Spanish.
“As transgender people living with HIV/AIDS, we are capable of forming
our own network, telling our own stories, and developing our own
strategies for advocacy,” said Cecilia Chung, Senior Strategist at
Transgender Law Center and project lead for Positively Trans. “This
survey is a groundbreaking opportunity to not only highlight our needs,
but also our resilience when there are few resources available. We are
ready to offer policy makers, providers and legislators our own
The survey was developed in partnership with the project’s nine National
Advisory Board members from across the country — Arianna Lint,
Channing-Celeste Wayne, Dee Dee Chamblee, Milan Sherry, Octavia Lewis,
Ruby Corado, Tela Love, Teo Drake, and Tommi J. Luckett — the majority
of whom are trans women of color living with HIV.
“This survey is for us and will not be done without us,” said T+
National Advisory Board member Tiommi P. Luckett of Arkansas. “Every
trans woman and man living with HIV should fill out this survey because
we need people to know that we’re here, and that we can develop our own
solutions and strategies to take care of ourselves.”
So if you are a trans person living with HIV, this survey is for you. Please take a moment to fill it out and let your voice be heard. We advocates and allies need to have solid data and statistics on trans people living with HIV that we can take to federal, state and local governmental officials, provider organizations and policy makers to help make a reality the solutions and strategies you come up with.
TransGriot Update: Participants in the Positively Trans Survey have an opportunity to enter a drawing in which 8 people will receive a Visa Gift card worth either $250, $100, or $50.