Project AFFIRM presents at USPATH Symposium
Project AFFIRM participated in the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) inaugural USPATH Conference at the new UCLA Luskin Conference Center in Los Angeles. USPATH is the first WPATH-sponsored scientific conference aimed at the US membership. On February 2-5, 2017, health providers, researchers, and advocates gathered to affirm their dedication to transgender health. Project AFFIRM contributed with two presentations.
The first presentation, "Queering Out: Identity development of Genderqueer Youth and Adults,” highlighted the results of the first phase of Lifeline Interviews with a specific focus on the narratives of genderqueer participants. Findings indicate that genderqueer and nonbinary participants appear to experience unique challenges and corresponding resiliencies.
The second presentation,"Understanding Identity Development and Quality of Life among TGNC People: The Potential of Lifeline Methods," focused on the preliminary findings of the first phase of Project AFFIRM with a specific emphasis on how the Lifeline Interview was utilized to understand identity development within the population.