What the survey is about

The Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby works for and with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer communities to end discrimination and achieve equality and social justice.

Please help us better serve the community by completing this short survey so we can understand what issues are important to you.

We are interested in hearing from you about your perceptions of the police, reporting of crimes and how safe you feel. The VGLRL is a member of the Victoria Police LGBTI Priority Reference Group and will use this information to proactively champion LGBTI rights, concerns and influence the way the police work with our community.

Any personal information you enter will be kept confidential and your responses will only made public in a de-identified aggregate form.

If you completed this survey at Midsumma Carnival 2017 or Chill Out 2017 - please do not complete it again.

* 1. How do you describe your sexual orientation?

* 2. What best describes your gender identity?

* 3. Intersex is a term for people born with atypical physical sex characteristics. There are many different intersex traits or variations. Do you have an intersex variation? Yes/No

* 4. Are you living with a disability or impairment?

* 5. How do you describe you ethnicity? (Aboriginal, Greek, Australian, Italian, Chinese, English, Irish, India etc.)

* 6. What is your country of birth?

* 7. What is your religion or faith?

* 8. Are you a parent?

* 9. Where do you live (most of the time)?

* 10. How old are you?

* 11. How important the following issues are to you on a scale from 1 – 10

  1 - Not Important 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 - Extremely Important
Ageing and aged care
Improving data collection about LGBTIQ people
International LGBTIQ issues
Legal protections from discrimination
Legal protections from hate speech and vilification
Marriage equality
Promoting workplace diversity
Reducing homophobic harassment
Removing discrimination in blood donation
Same sex adoption and LGBTIQ family rights
Violence and harassment in the street/public
LGBTIQ youth and schooling
Birth certificate amendments

* 12. Do you know that there are Gay and Lesbian Liaison Officers (GLLO) working in Victoria Police who are there to support the LGBTIQ community report crimes?

* 13. If the following things happened to you based on your LGBTIQ identity how likely would you be to report it to the police?

  Extremely Unlikely Unlikely Maybe/Unsure Likely Extremely Likely
Physical Assault
Damage to property
Harassment
Verbal or written abuse
Threats
Offensive Graffiti

* 14. What made you chose your response for the previous question? You can choose more than one.

* 15. If you selected D, please indicate which crime/s you do not think are important to report.

* 16. How safe would feel discussing or reporting a crime based on your LGBTIQ identity with the police?

* 17. What does Victoria Police need to improve in how they work with / support the LGBTIQ community?

* 18. Do you have any positive or negative experiences with Victoria Police that you are willing to share?

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