Scholarship about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and issues has been growing. However, trans issues are often overlooked or addressed only nominally in this literature, leading to calls for further focused attention to trans people and issues. In a series of articles, this Major Contribution addresses such calls by (a) providing a content analysis of scholarship about trans people and issues, (b) discussing methodological considerations and strategies for conducting research with trans populations, and (c) presenting an empirical study that addresses how intersecting identities (e.g., ethnicity/race, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status) combine in relation to trans people's mental health. This article provides a context for the Major Contribution and offers an overview of each of the component articles.
- content analysis
- research methods