Chicago Community Trust LGBT Fund to Improve Quality of Life for Transgender Persons

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An attendee holds up flags during the New York City Pride Parade, Sunday, June 24, 2018, in New York. Steve Luciano / AP Photo
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An attendee holds up flags during the New York City Pride Parade, Sunday, June 24, 2018, in New York. Steve Luciano / AP Photo

Chicago Community Trust LGBT Fund to Improve Quality of Life for Transgender Persons

If the Trump administration successfully moves to redefine who is transgender, it could upend numerous programs and services transgender persons now receive. The Chicago Community Trust’s (CCT) 2018 Chicago LGBTQ Community Needs Assessment launched, last week. The assessment’s purpose is to collect data for an LGBT Fund to improve programs and initiatives geared towards supporting Chicago’s LGBTQ community. The first assessment launched in 2011, with over 2,000 responses indicating areas of need. Now, CCT seeks more participants. The data collection period will last through January 2019, with a report to be released soon afterwards. Joining us to discuss is Dr. Keisha Farmer-Smith, senior consulting associate for Morten Group, which collected and analyzed the data, and Adnaan Hamid, co-chair of the LGBT Fund at the Chicago Community Trust.