Connecticut LGBTQ Data Initiative

  • report thumbnail LGBTQIA Hartford Wellbeing Data

    LGBTQIA+ Resident Wellbeing in Greater Hartford

    This project was conducted in partnership with the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving (The Foundation) with the shared goal to illuminate the current state of the LGBTQIA+ community in the Greater Hartford area. It is our hope that this information will aid organizations and funders in better directing resources to meet the needs of this community.

    July 22, 2024

  • Invisible in Data, Excluded from Research

    This literature review aims to address the ongoing erasure of LGBTQ+ people in datasets by comparing public and private databases and measuring how often SOGI data are collected and which specific SOGI questions are asked. We examine whether data were collected based on the following categories: sexual orientation (lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, etc.); transgender identity; nonbinary identity; two-spirit identity; and intersex status. The goals of this document are to visualize data invisibility and assist researchers and activists in accessing datasets on LGBTQ+ populations.

    June 04, 2024

  • Uplifting Community: LGBTQ+ Dedicated Funds Across New England

    [Excerpt from feature article by Rob Phelps, May 13, 2024] All across New England, LGBTQ+ organizations do amazing, life-affirming, often lifesaving work to support our community. But who’s supporting them? For pro-LGBTQ+ programs and initiatives to survive and thrive, they need support too.  Stepping up to offer that support are dedicated funds throughout our six New England states—some based within major philanthropic foundations, others scrappy grassroots orgs themselves, all sharing similar missions to uplift all LGBTQ+ people in our region. [....]

    May 31, 2024