The South Carolina LGBT Needs Assessment: A Descriptive Overview

Jason D. Coleman, Jay A. Irwin, Ryan C. Wilson, Henry C. Miller

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Abstract

Limited quantitative information exists about the demographics and needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in South Carolina, a predominately rural Southern state. Responses to a needs assessment survey (n = 715) were analyzed to understand the diversity and needs of members of the LGBT community in SC. The purpose was to inform future programming and guide the development of a more comprehensive portfolio of services to be offered by a local LGBT community center. Findings suggest that a diverse LGBT community exists in SC and needs include increased programming for community members as well as efforts to provide policy-level support and increased acceptability and understanding of LGBT persons in South Carolina.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1152-1171
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Homosexuality
Volume61
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

Keywords

  • bisexual
  • community needs
  • gay
  • lesbian
  • needs assessment
  • transgender

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Social Psychology
  • Education
  • Psychology(all)

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