The LGBT Institute at the Center for Civil and Human Rights has partnered with Georgia State University to conduct an anonymous, volunteer research study of LGBTQ people in the South. Dozens of community and grassroots organizations and individuals are helping spread the word. Diversity Richmond is one of them, and we hope you’ll join us.
You can take the Survey here. We know the South is under attack most often when it comes to anti-LGBTQ legislation and physical violence, even though more LGBTQ people live in the South than anywhere else in the country. And, compared to all LGBT funding, the South received little for research.
This survey aims to help fill this gap, and ensure our stories are told. Solid research is an important tool that helps us tell our stories and dismantle discriminatory systems. The need for this survey has become even more urgent as LGBTQ people are being erased from policy and research: LGBTQ questions from the National Survey of Older Americans Act Participants (NSOAAP) and the upcoming 2020 United States Census are gone. This survey make clear: our lives and our experiences will not be erased. Please join Diversity Richmond in taking and promoting the survey.