The Global Trans Research and Advocacy Project is the only project focused exclusively on building the research and advocacy capacity of global trans leaders toward a stronger global trans movement. The project’s focus on research grew out of its principals’ involvement in the landmark US study, Injustice at Every Turn, a Report of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey, which has been a game-changer for trans advocacy in the US.
In the wake of these successes, two of the study’s principal researchers (Grant, Harrison) teamed up with a veteran trans movement organizer and trainer (Rivera) to form the Global Trans Research and Advocacy Project in December 2012.
The singular purpose of GTRAP is to fuel the global trans movement via skills-building with trans leaders toward new community-based, trans-led research and advocacy projects by:
(1) Acting as a collaborator, convener, facilitator, and trainer in partnership with global trans leaders based on their research and advocacy priorities. And:
(2) Drawing on and maximizing the success of the US National Transgender Discrimination Survey through:
-Trainings on methodology and project development
-Translations of the questionnaire and findings
-Creation of new reports and advocacy tools, and
-Strategic dissemination that pairs NTDS findings with local research