Project AFFIRM

About Us


What is Project AFFIRM?

Project AFFIRM is a study that aims to learn more about the identity development and health of people who identify as transgender, gender non-conforming, or non-binary across the course of the lifespan. Our goal is to learn more about transgender identity development in order to foster resilience and reduce stigma and discrimination among members of the transgender community.


Why is it important?

We believe that by developing a better understanding of transgender identity development, findings from Project AFFIRM will help to reduce the known and purported health inequities among the transgender community. We hope that findings will inform the development of future intervention strategies aimed at reducing stigma and promoting the health and well-being of the transgender community.


Who can participate?

People age 16 or older whose gender identity differs from their sex assigned at birth who are willing to talk with researchers about their unique experiences and their day-to-day lives. Participants will be compensated for their time and travel.


Where can I participate?

We are currently recruiting in three U.S. cities: New York City, San Francisco, and Atlanta.


Will I be compensated for my time?

Participants will meet with a member of our research team to talk about their experiences as a transgender individual and will be given $40.00 cash as a token of our appreciation.



If you are interested in participating please click on the button below to take our brief eligibility survey.