FIERCE Survey of LGBTQ Youth and Allies
Calling Out to all LGBTQ youth of color and allies:
The primary purpose of this survey is to help us build more power nationally as LGBTQ youth activists of color, while still maintaining regional relevance. We'd like to learn more about the specific policy issues that are affecting you where you live. If you are an LGBTQ young person, we want to hear from you even if you are not directly involved with any specific organization. We'd like to know about policies, laws, negative practices, or other regulations that are affecting your wellbeing and safety in places like school, shelters, hospitals, public transit, the street, and other spaces you occupy. We'd like to know, from your perspective, what are the critical issues affecting LGBTQ youth in your neighborhood, city or town, and state.
Some of you may have participated in FIERCE's Youth Organizing Needs survey in 2009. For those who did, thank you again! Your responses are helping to inform the summit that will be taking place in Chicago in November of 2012. As before, we want to hear from both members and staff at organizations, as well individuals who may not be affiliated with an organization. We also want to hear from LGBTQ youth of color, as well as allies. Please encourage all of your youth members or participants to fill out the survey - the more responses, the better!
Your participation in this survey helps us build a national movement together. We want to make sure that your voices are heard. From this survey we will be mapping our the resutls to show where are there organizations that serve or organize around LGBTQ youth issues, hightlight the issues that are currently impacting LGBTQ youth, examine the barriers that create those issues, and strategize on ways we can work together to find solutions.
Your responses are entirely confidential and participation is completely voluntary.