Louisiana Trans Advocates 2018 Census Report

Since our founding in 2011, we have never conducted a statewide survey of the community that we serve. We’ve experienced a full leadership turnover in the past few years, and an immediate priority of the new leadership has been to assess the effectiveness of our organization’s social support programs, gather feedback from our members, and learn more about their experiences with discrimination, both within the trans community and outside of our organization, and other barriers to accessing positive long term outcomes in health, employment, safety, and housing. We also hoped to grow our understanding of where our members would like us to expand our work.

We received responses from 234 anonymous census participants during the survey period from June through October 2018, who make up approximately 13 percent of our organization’s membership. Their responses are reflected in the results of the survey throughout this report.