In celebration of Pride Month, Montgomery County officials released their first-ever survey of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQ+) residents. The community survey aims to collect anonymous information about health and wellness, access to resources and services, and experiences of discrimination.
“Montgomery County has made a commitment to ensuring that the LGBTQ+ community feels safe and welcome,” County Executive Marc Elrich said. “This survey will provide important data to help us keep that commitment. Our LGBTQ+ community contributes to our history, economic vitality, and culture, building a brighter future for all.”
The data collected will be shared with county departments and presented back to the community for further feedback. “We are hopeful that the results from this survey will give us a clearer understanding of the experiences and needs of Montgomery County’s diverse LGBTQ+ communities,” Dr. Amena Johnson, the County’s LGBTQ liaison said. “We designed the survey to elicit actionable responses. We don’t plan to sit on this data, we plan to use it to create a safer and more affirming Montgomery County for the LGBTQ+ community.”
The online survey takes approximately 10-15 minutes and it can be found here. The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, July 15.