Speak Up, Speak Out Spartanburg

Do you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer? Do you have a family member or friend who is LGBTQ?  Do you want to make a difference in your community?  If so, we want to hear from you!  Speak Up, Speak Out Spartanburg is excited to announce the first LGBTQ needs assessment project for Spartanburg County.  Our goal is to hear from people around the county who want to make this a more inclusive environment for our LGBTQ community members.  Speak Up, Speak Out Spartanburg is asking LGBTQ community members and their allies to tell us about their unique needs and experiences in Spartanburg County.  If you would like to participate, you can fill out an online survey about your (or your friends’/family members’) experiences at home, school, place of worship, and throughout Spartanburg County.  The survey may take 10 to 30 minutes to complete.  The information you provide is anonymous-neither your name nor email address will be connected to your answers.  We also want to hear from professionals who may work with LGBTQ people, so tell your teachers, coaches, youth group or religious leaders, and healthcare providers to take the survey as well.  With the help of your feedback, we can guide agencies to direct funds to the services and improvements for the LGBTQ community that you think are most important. Almost everyone living in Spartanburg County can take the survey:  LGBTQ people; friends, family, or coworkers of an LGBTQ person; and anyone who may have contact with LGBTQ people in the course of their business.  So fill out the survey today and help us make Spartanburg County a more welcoming and inclusive place.  And to thank you for completing the survey, we are happy to offer an Amazon.com Gift Card.

You can take the survey here:  bit.ly/LGBTQNeeds

Questions about the survey? Email us:  lgbtqsurvey@uscupstate.edu

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Thank you for your help and support of Spartanburg County’s LGBTQ community! 

Courtney McDonald, PhD

Assistant Professor, USC Upstate