the LGBTQ+ LISTENING PROJECT
The Rogue Action Center LGBTQ+ Listening Project was founded in 2018 in response to the ending of Lotus Rising Project and Rogue Rainbow Elders to map the assets, challenges, and resources needed in the LGBTQ+ community in Jackson & Josephine counties and to boldly vision a thriving LGBTQ+ movement in our area.
Currently, we are a diverse network of LGBTQ+ community members and groups in Josephine and Jackson counties organizing together to build community, shift policy and build power, help folks navigate resources and close gaps to accessing basic needs, and lift up leadership in our communities. We are rooted in inspiring local radical history and have a shared commitment to intersectional queer organizing, intergenerational leadership, racial justice, and community care.
Our vision for our region is that 2SLGBTQIA+ people are connected, have a sense of belonging, are visible in the community, and are free to thrive no matter where we live - from Cave Junction, Ruch and Grants Pass to Medford and Ashland, and everywhere in between!
The LGBTQ+ Community Survey
The LGBTQ+ Community Survey closed on August 1, 2020. We heard from over 700 LGBTQ+ people in Josephine & Jackson counties.
The purpose of the survey was to gather information about peoples' experiences which can be used to advocate for and improve local services, identify needs and gaps in local resources, and build community in ways that are responsive, inclusive, and accessible.
In 2021, we published the results. In 2022, we presented the data back to our community through a series of Town Halls to identify next steps for local movement-building.
To view the original survey, visit www.tinyurl.com/racLGBTQpreview.
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To receive general updates on the LGBTQ+ Listening Project as well as our other movement-building work, you can subscribe to the Rogue Action Center newsletter (below) or follow us on Facebook. We send a monthly newsletter of local LGBTQ+ events and news.