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Welcome to the T2T study:
A focus on peer support among transgender (trans) and gender diverse (TGD)* people!


In this study, our research team hopes to better understand the role of peer support in building resilience among TGD people. By peer support, we mean unpaid, nonprofessional psychological and social support that TGD people provide to one another.


We would like to thank everyone who has expressed interest in participating in this study. As we now have a diverse range of perspectives represented, we have closed the study to further recruitment. In case you have already expressed interest and not yet heard back, please note that we will be contacting you soon to let you know if we are able to invite you in for an interview.

For more information, you may contact the study's principal investigator, Hannah Kia:

Hannah Kia

Assistant Professor

School of Social Work
The University of British Columbia

2080 West Mall Vancouver BC  V6T 1Z2

Tel: (604) 822-6073


* The term “TGD” means anyone who does not exclusively identify with the sex and/or gender assigned to them at birth.  It includes people who identify as “male” or “female” but were assigned a different sex at birth, along with folks who are non-binary, Two-Spirit, gender diverse, genderqueer, genderfluid, bigender, trans men, trans women, transsexual, or any other identity not exclusively corresponding with their sex and/or gender assigned at birth.  The term “TGD,” in this study, is also inclusive of folks who are not transitioning and/or seeking gender affirmation medically, socially, and/or legally, but still meet this definition of the term.

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