Monday, August 28, 2006

National API LGBT survey--please participate!

For those of you who identify as LGBT and API (same-sex identified and Asian American or Pacific Islander), the NGLTF is conducting a survey of our experiences. I know Alain Dang, and he's a good guy. :)

Please help him out and fill out the survey below. Thanks! :)



The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is conducting the largest study ever of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Asian and Pacific Islander Americans. (That's LGBT APIs for short.) They are looking for 500 folks to complete the online survey. It's confidential, anonymous, and available in four languages: English, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese.



"The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Asian-American community is under-served, under-researched and under-studied. Its members are caught in the margins," said Alain Dang, Task Force Policy analyst and the study's lead researcher. "We need to better understand the experience of this diverse part of our community. The findings of this study will help us to include the voices of the LGBT Asian-American community at all levels of discussion."



So, why participate in this survey? Well, for one, it helps determine what people's collective experiences have been, particularly with harassment and violence related to sexual orientation, gender identity, or ethnic heritage. And the more data they have, the more solid info they have to show what kind of problems exist that need to be addressed, and to advocate for change.



Sound good to you?


www.thetaskforce.org/apisurvey

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