White House Promotes ‘A Safe Place To Pee’ For Transgender Community

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The White House is reaching out to the transgender community for a list of things that its members want as they follow their lifestyle choices.

The initiative was launched with the help of White House Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil, who expressed concern that there is very little data of what the transgender community needs from the government.

“In the transgender space, there exists no data,” Patil told Fortune Magazine. “There’s none.”

Patil helped launched the initiative in order to quantify the desires from the transgender community so that the federal government could reach out with assistance.

“Jobs, healthcare, housing, a safe place to pee. It’s your time to be heard. Share your #transneeds,” reads a message on the Twitter account calling for everyone to weigh in.

Another message from the account reads:

Patil praised the launch of the movement on Twitter earlier this morning:

The account also posted a photo of the LGTBQ activists on Twitter at the White House holding a sign promoting their hashtag.

According to the Twitter account, the #transneeds project is the result of the White House LGBTQ Tech Summit which was held in order to understand the needs of the transgender community.

“Amongst and in our community, the trans community faces some of the greatest challenges for inclusion and economic inclusion,” U.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith said during the event which took place in August.

Ina Fried, a senior editor for Re/code, has been promoting the initiative on her Twitter account:

The campaign is still new, but here is the short list of needs currently shared under the hashtag:


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