May 5th, 2009
Announcement: FTM participants sought for TIP’s survey on the experiences of trans and gender variants people incarcerated in Pennsylvania’s prison systems.
The Trans-health Information Project (TIP) has been surveying trans and gender variant individuals currently incarcerated or recently released from PA’s prison system
to find out how our communities are being treated in prison and what steps need to be taken to guarantee people’s health and safety while they’re locked up and when
they come home. The survey is anonymous and any testimonials incuded in the final report will not be associated with their contributors.
Who is eligible: People who live as/identify with being male though they may have been assigned female at birth (including FTM, stud, transman, butch, AG, boi, transsexual,
transgender, intersex, male-to-male, etc.) and who are currently incarcerated or recently released (in the past 3 years) from prison. This includes if you were jailed but not charged with an offense.
Compensation: Participants will receive $10 for completing and returing the survey to TIP (if you are sending the survey from prison, you will receive $12 on your book).
If you identify on the FTM spectrum and have experienced incarceration in the state of PA, this is an opportunity to contribute your knowledge to the first report being done on the experiences of trans and gender variant (T/GV) people incarcerated in PA. We want to hear your opinion on what’s happening to T/GV people in the prison system and what you would like to see happen to improve the situation for T/GV prisoners. You’ll be paid $10 for your time and effort.
If you have FTM friends who are incarcerated, this is an opportunity for them to share their experiences and recommendations and make $12.
Interested in participating or want more info?
Contact: Pascal Emmer
or come by the TIP Office: 1207 Chestnut St., 5th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107
*note: please respond with inquiries by June 30, 2009