Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs LGBTQ Veterans Coordinator Needs Assessment

In 2015, Oregon became the first state in the U.S. to create a position solely for advocacy and support of LGBTQ veterans and their families.  

This VSO (Veteran Service Officer) within ODVA (Oregon Dept of Veterans' Affairs) will assist veterans with discharge upgrades, pension and compensation claims, including connection with a host of other veteran services and benefits.

A more critical role for ODVA's LGBTQ Veterans Coordinator is to help organize and sustain collaborative networks between traditional veteran-serving organizations and LGBTQ-serving organizations.  In order to work towards these goals, we must identify the needs of the community.

Your time and participation in this survey will help us with these efforts.  If you feel there are questions omitted that need to be in the survey, tell us!  If there are issues that need to be addressed that aren't, let us know!

Any feedback, suggestions, compliments, and concerns can be directed to our general email address at LGBTQVets@odva.state.or.us

Thank you for your assistance.  Together we are working towards a more unified front in serving those who served us.

* 1. With which gender do you most closely identify?

* 2. What is your age?

* 3. How would you describe your sexuality?

* 4. Which of the following categories best describes your employment status?

* 5. With which race do you most closely identify? 

* 6. Do you identify as Latino or Hispanic?

* 7. Which of the following best describes your current relationship status?

* 8. What was your total combined household income for 2015?

* 10. Have you ever served in any branch of the United States military?

* 11. In which branch (or branches) of the United States military have you served? (Check all that apply)

* 12. What was your best discharge status from the military?

* 13. Are you currently enrolled in the VA healthcare system?

* 14. Did you serve in any of the following theaters of operation?

* 15. What services from ODVA's LGBTQ Veterans Coordinator may interest you?

* 16. What services, if any have you accessed as a result of your veteran status?

* 17. What veteran benefits would you like more information about?

* 18. What legislative changes (in Oregon) would you like to see that affect the LGBTQ community and LGBTQ veterans?

* 19. How likely would you be to attend an event specifically for LGBTQ veterans?

* 20. What services would you like to see as an LGBTQ veteran?

* 21. Please provide your email address if you are interested in updates and news from ODVA's LGBTQ Veterans Coordinator. 

* 22. Do you have any other comments, questions, or concerns?