MA Statewide LGBQ/T Community Needs Assessment

Would you like to help improve services for LGBQ/T survivors of domestic violence (partner abuse) in MA? The Network/La Red is releasing surveys across Massachusetts in mid March to anonymously gather the experiences of LGBQ/T folks who may have questioned their safety* in their relationship(s)**. For last 30 years The Network/La Red has been telling organizations what LGBQ/T communities need. This an opportunity for these organizations to hear directly from our communities what is needed to provide the best support for LGBQ/T survivors of domestic violence (partner abuse). 

Look out for us at LGBQ/T centered events throughout Massachusetts to partake in the assessment and receive a gift card to either Amazon or Dunkin Donuts OR a special edition tote bag. We want to hear from as many voices across the state as possible so please take the survey and spread the word verbally or through social media to those you know. If there are people, community groups or organizations that we should be reaching out to, please let us know! 

*By safety we mean that you have the freedom to be yourself in your relationship and can make decisions about your life, your time, your body, and how you exist in the world. This feeling of safety should extend to your emotional, physical, financial, cultural, identity and sexual well-being. 

**By relationship(s) we are referring to a range of intimate relationships including but not limited to:
Boyfriend/girlfriend • Date • Boo • Play partner • Hookup • Lover • Spouse • Sexual partner • Life partner • Primary or secondary or other non-monogamous partner

Any questions or concerns about this survey, please contact:
Charly Robles
Interim Community Organizer
Phone: (617) 695-0877 ext. 101
Email mobilize [at] tnlr [dot] org 

Tre’Andre Valentine
Director of Outreach, Education and Organizing
Phone: (617695-0877 ext. 108
Email: strategize [at] tnlr [dot] org

 

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