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TransGender San Francisco is a support and social group for the San Francisco Bay Area transgender community.

Outside Requests for our Help

We are asked for information about our community.

TGSF is often contacted for assistance in getting community opinion, answering surveys, locating people, etc. The ExCom (Executive Committee) reviews these requests and sometimes decides to assist the projects by listing them here. Your ExCom wants to state clearly that TGSF is in no way affiliated with these projects. Furthermore, we have no ability to competently investigate the validity or legitimacy of any of the claims made by the requestors, and are not making any endorsement. Anyone who is considering taking part in any project listed must make that decision on their own.

  • Posted 2013 May 28
    TGSF has been contacted by Liesl Farnsworth, a doctoral student in Counseling at Oregon State University, who has asked us for assistance in locating appropriate individuals for a study currently underway. After reviewing the request, TGSF has decided to assist by including the announcement below in this email. However, your ExComm wants to state clearly that TGSF is in no way affiliated with Ms. Farnsworth, Oregon State University, or this study. Furthermore, we have no ability to competently investigate the validity or legitimacy of any of the above, and are not making any endorsement. Anyone who is considering taking part in this project must make that decision on their own.

    Invitation to participate in a research study titled:
    Transpeople: An Assessment of Internal and External Resilience Factors

    I’m Liesl Farnsworth, a doctoral student in Counseling at Oregon State University. I’m seeking participants for my dissertation study. This OSU-IRB approved study seeks to assess resiliency among transpeople. I’m focusing on, and very much passionate about, this topic area as I’m also a licensed clinician who works with and advocates for this population.

    To date, we know how resilience is experienced in the general population, as well as within some specific ethnic groups. However, very few studies have explored how resilience is experienced within other diverse populations and subgroups such as those who identify as Transgender. We know resiliency is both internally and externally influenced and includes protective factors such as psychological/dispositional skills, family support and cohesion and external support. What we don’t yet know is much about resiliency factors among Transpeople.

    Participation is anonymous and responses will be kept confidential, with no identifying information linked to participants or organizations. If published, findings will be reported anonymously.

    Participants can access study materials via the following URL: http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0e7qVKdZ8fC0aVv

  • TGSF has been contacted by Ms. Alison Fogarty, who has asked us to assist her in locating appropriate individuals for a project currently underway. After reviewing her request, TGSF has decided to assist her by including the announcement below in this email. However, your ExCom wants to state clearly that TGSF is in no way affiliated with Ms. Fogarty, or this project. Furthermore, we have no ability to competently investigate the validity or legitimacy of any of the claims, and are not making any endorsement. Anyone who is considering taking part in this project must make that decision on their own.

    Do you identify or have you ever identified as a transman or transwoman?

    Do you identify as genderqueer, genderless, agender, androgyne, ambigendered, bi-gendered, third gendered, multi-gendered, or gender-bender?

    Are you considering transitioning genders but have yet to do so?

    If the answer is yes to any of these questions, then you may qualify to participate in a study that examines transsexual and genderqueer discrimination in the workplace. You must also live and work in San Francisco and be at least 18 years of age.

    My name is Alison Fogarty and I’m a trans ally and a doctoral student in sociology at Stanford University. I am working on my dissertation, which examines gender-based workplace discrimination. I am specifically exploring how the workplace experiences of transmen, transwomen, and genderqueer individuals compare to those of birth assigned men and women. This study intends to bring awareness to transphobia and gender based discrimination in the workplace.

    If you’d like to participate, I will interview you for about an hour and will ask questions about your employment history and experiences with discrimination. Your participation and identifying information will remain confidential. You will be paid $50 cash. Payments may only be made to U.S. citizens, legal resident aliens, and those who have a work eligible visa.

    Please contact me at afogarty@stanford.edu or 520-481-6885 if you’d like additional information or if you want to participate.
     
  • TGSF has been contacted by Ms. Caroline Abasta, who has asked us to assist her in locating appropriate individuals for a project currently underway. After reviewing her request, TGSF has decided to assist her by including the announcement below in this email. However, your ExCom wants to state clearly that TGSF is in no way affiliated with Ms. Abasta, or this project. Furthermore, we have no ability to competently investigate the validity or legitimacy of any of the claims, and are not making any endorsement. Anyone who is considering taking part in this project must make that decision on their own.
    Bay Area photographer recording discovery and validation in the
    transgender community through photography. Seeking transgender men and women to collaborate with on this ongoing, exciting project. Please call Caroline at 510.708.2237 or email her at caroline_abasta (at) yahoo (dot) com.
     
  • TGSF has been contacted by Jamie Nelson, who has asked us for assistance in locating appropriate individuals for a project currently underway. After reviewing the request, TGSF has decided to assist by including the announcement below in this email. However, your ExCom wants to state clearly that TGSF is in no way affiliated with Jamie Nelson, the University of Missouri, or this project. Furthermore, we have no ability to competently investigate the validity or legitimacy of any of the claims, and are not making any endorsement. Anyone who is considering taking part in this project must make that decision on their own.

    This is my introductory letter for national survey on transgender health
    and history issues we are conducting at the University of Missouri – St.
    Louis. I’m Jamie Nelson, primary investigator. I am an undergraduate
    psychology of the University of Missouri – St. Louis and plan on
    pursuing a doctorate and specialize in transgender at risk youth and
    transgender health. I have been a member of the LGBT community since
    1997 and I am a transgenderd individual. I am working with Dr. Matthew
    Taylor, Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Missouri
    – St. Louis. The goal is to distribute these findings from this research
    project, examining access to medical services and community health
    services for two spirit and transgender transition history and health.

    This study is focused on transgendered individuals and its purpose is
    twofold. First, it will assess the life experiences of transgendered
    individuals. Second, it will focus on attitudes and health issues
    related to the choice of transition and/or gender reassignment process.

    More information and the survey are available on the consent form at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/transgender_experience

    Please feel free to contact me at jamie410mn (at) aol(dot) com, or Dr. Taylor at taylormatt (at) umsl (dot) edu.

    Thank you.
    Jamie Nelson
     

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