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TRANS COUNT © Snapshot of Transgender Individuals Living in Washington State in 2007 Sharon Holley, Seth Kirby, and Evan Olsen Master of Public Administration.

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1 TRANS COUNT © Snapshot of Transgender Individuals Living in Washington State in 2007 Sharon Holley, Seth Kirby, and Evan Olsen Master of Public Administration The Evergreen State College

2 BACKGROUND Legislation Literature Review Survey Map from

3 WHAT IS TRANSGENDER? “Transgender is an umbrella term that includes those who experience incongruity between their birth sex and gender identity; the term is also used to include a wide range of self-chosen gender identities” (Sullivan, 2006).

4 SURVEY FINDINGS... Employment n=182

5 MORE SURVEY FINDINGS... Map adapted from

6 NOTABLE FINDINGS... Geographic representation of respondents Most Gender Queer and Gender Non- Conforming respondents from Western WA Age range of 52; Mean = 38; Median = 35 Mode = 28

7 VOICES... “Everybody says it was me that threw the first bottle. No, it was somebody behind me that threw it. But when that first bottle went by me, I said, “Oh lord, the revolution is finally here!” -Transgender activist Sylvia Rivera reflecting on Stonewall Riots of 1969

8 FACES Gwen Araujo Photos from Tyra Hunter Brandon Teena

9 NEXT STEPS Provide toolbox to national advocacy groups IP address graphing by legislative district Outreach to non-urban areas of WA Longer timelines Expand on demographic background U.S. Census includes this demographic group

10 QUESTIONS Contact us at MySpace: Special Thanks To: Dr. Amy Gould and Dr.Cheryl Simrell-King Partners and Family MPA Class of 2007 All Participating Organizations Seattle Gay News


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