Anchorage LGBT Discrimination Survey
Anchorage LGBT Discrimination Survey: Preliminary Report by Melissa S. Green. Anchorage, AK: Identity, Inc., 2011. The Anchorage LGBT Discrimination Survey was conducted in the Municipality of Anchorage, Alaska, from January through March 2011, with 268 lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) respondents included in the final dataset. This report presents key findings from the survey on the incidence of violence, intimidation, and discrimination in employment, housing, education, child custody proceedings, and public services experienced by respondents in the Municipality of Anchorage because of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender presentation. Summary data is presented for the total study population of 268 respondents, as well as for the 50 respondents who had been resident in the Municipality of Anchorage for less than five years.
Results show that discrimination, harassment, and bias are experienced by LGB residents of the Municipality of Anchorage at levels comparable to those experienced by respondents to One in Ten, a statewide survey of Alaska LGB residents conducted in 1985 (published in 1986), and that that discrimination, harassment, and bias are also commonly experienced by transgender residents of the Municipality of Anchorage. More comprehensive information from the study, including methodology, complete demographic data on survey respondents, detailed analysis of the findings, and comments from survey respondents will be included in the final report (forthcoming in December 2011).
A brief summary of the key findings can also be found in the press release issued by Identity, Inc., on 10 Nov 2011: “Report shows discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Alaskans”.
Anchorage LGBT Discrimination Survey: Preliminary Report by Melissa S. Green is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://www.identityinc.org/.
This study may be cited as:
Green, Melissa S. (2011). Anchorage LGBT Discrimination Survey: Preliminary Report. Anchorage, AK: Identity, Inc.
The final report for the Anchorage LGBT Discrimination Survey is forthcoming in December 2011.