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The Trans Project
If you identify as transgendered, you have a sibling who does not identify as transgendered, and you and your sibling are 18 or over, you can help bring the voices and experiences of trans people into psychology.
name is Rhonda Factor/RJ and I am a doctoral student in psychology at
the University of Vermont. My
doctoral dissertation is designed to illustrate the various ways we
experience and express our gender identities.
While as a group, there are many differences among us; we also share
the experience of not identifying fully with the sex/gender to which we
were assigned at birth. Our
experiences are also similar to and different from individuals who do
identify fully with the sex/gender to which they were assigned at birth.
This project is also designed to explore these similarities and
differences by comparing your experiences with those of your
“conventionally gendered” siblings.
The surveys administered to your siblings will simply be entitled
“The Family Project” and will not focus on gender identity.
In fact, that survey only asks about sex in the conventional way.
Therefore, individuals will not be “outed” by sending a
survey to their siblings. It
is my hope that this project will contribute to a culture that
understands, supports, and celebrates the varieties of our gender
research should be community-based because of our specific
sensitivities, understanding, experience, and consciousness. – Leslie
project was designed in collaboration with trans communities and trans
researchers. Questions in
areas of research important to trans people were developed through
attendance at trans conferences, exploration of trans listservs, and
consultation with trans individuals, mental health providers, and
were conducted and questions based on the responses were incorporated
into the questionnaire. Drafts
of the questionnaire were shown to consultants and feedback was
Please email me the following information so I can mail the surveys to you and your sibling. If you would rather have your sibling’s survey sent to you and then forward it yourself, let me know. In that case, I’d send you both surveys and would only need your sibling's first name.
I. Your Name
(Name your sibling knows you by if different from “your name” above)
II. Your Sibling’s Name (If more than one, the one most likely to respond. If more than one likely to respond, the one closest in age.)
Your Sibling’s Address
Your Sibling’s Email
III. (If there is another sibling I can contact if the first one does not respond.)
Other Sibling’s Name
Other Sibling’s Address
Other Sibling’s Email
Thanks again for helping to create a more trans-affirming culture.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any more questions.
Rhonda J. Factor/RJ
The Trans Project
Rhonda J. Factor
University of Vermont
John Dewey Hall
2 Colchester Avenue
Burlington, VT 05405-0134
Research project looking at TGS and their siblings. Surveys will