Are you interested in making real changes in our state for Black LGBTQ people? PFLAG Portland Black Chapter and the Urban League of Portland are partnering to learn about what really matters to you.

What we know is that there is almost no information nationally on Black Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Queer people and their primary concerns. This is a huge problem. It’s a problem because it results in decisions being made without our concerns and the impacts on our families being considered. And we cannot continue to let that be a reality.


Thank you for taking the time to share with us what matters to you!

PFLAG Portland Black Chapter Supports Black/African American LGBTQ persons, their families and friends through love, education, understanding and advocacy.

The Urban League of Portland, founded in 1945, helps empower African Americans and other Oregonians to achieve equality in education, employment, and economic security. The Urban League is a non-profit, community-based organization headquartered in North Portland and an affiliate of the National Urban League.

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* 1. How do you identify?

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* 2. What is your gender?

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* 3. What is your sexual identity?

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* 4. What is your citizenship status?

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* 5. What country were you born in?

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* 6. What country was your father born in?

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* 7. What country was your mother born in?

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* 8. What year were you born?

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* 9. What is your zipcode?

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* 10. Do you have any children?/ Are you actively involved in raising children?

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* 11. If you are raising children, how many?

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* 12. What is your relationship status?

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* 13. What religion or belief system do you identify with most?

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* 14. How important is religion/spirituality in your life?

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* 15. A. Rank the following issues from most to least important for the LGBTQ Black community in Oregon on a scale of 1 – 8 (one being the most important, 8 being the least):

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* 16. Indicate your level of agreement with the following statement:

  1 - Strongly Disagree 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 - Strongly Agree
Homophobia is a problem within my racial or ethnic community.
Homophobia is a problem in my neighborhood.
I feel accepted and supported by people of my own race and ethnicity in Oregon.
I feel supported by my family as an LGBTQ person.
I feel safe being out at my workplace.

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* 17. What resources do you depend on when you experience problems?

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* 18. What is your annual income?

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* 19. What is your occupation?

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* 20. If you are unemployed, what kind of job training support do you need?

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* 21. Have you experienced unemployment in the past two years?

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* 22. Have you experienced discrimination in being hired or on the job?

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* 23. If you have experienced job discrimination, do you think this was due to your:

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* 24. Do you receive any of the following benefits?

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* 25. If you receive public assistance, have you had any problems receiving public assistance?

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* 26. If you have experienced problems receiving public assistance, please describe briefly what they were:

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* 27. In general, would you say your health is:

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* 28. What kind of health insurance do you have?

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* 29. How do you access health care services?

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* 30. The last time you saw a medical professional did you feel they were culturally competent regarding your sexual identity and/or gender?

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* 31. The last time you saw a medical professional did you feel they were culturally competent regarding your race and/or ethnic identity?

NOTE: Cultural competence means the process by which individuals and systems respond respectfully and effectively to people of all cultures, languages, economic statuses, races, ethnic backgrounds, disabilities, religions, genders, sexual orientations and other characteristics in a manner that recognizes, affirms, and preserves the dignity of individuals, families and communities.

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* 32. If there was a community health worker program where Black LGBTQ folks advocated and educated on health, how likely would you be to use it or recommend it?

NOTE: Community health worker are frontline public health workers who are trusted by and/or have a close understanding of the community they serve.

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* 33. Have you ever been diagnosed with the following:

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* 34. What was the last educational grade you completed?

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* 35. If the highest educational grade you completed was high school, what year was the last you completed?

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* 36. Did you/do you experience bullying as a student?

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* 37. If you experience(d) bullying, would you describe it as:

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* 38. Was the bullying based more on your (check all that apply):

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* 39. Was there an adult (teacher, guidance counselor or other) in your high school that you felt comfortable being out to?

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* 40. Was there a Gay-Straight Alliance at your school?

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* 41. If yes, did having a Gay/Straight Alliance help you as a Black LGBTQ person?

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* 42. If you did not have a Gay/Straight Alliance, would one have helped?

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* 43. What is the distance from your living situation to your workplace?

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* 44. What is your current living situation?

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* 45. Have you ever been arrested before?

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* 46. If you have been arrested, how many times?

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* 47. Have you ever been incarcerated (either in jail, prison, detention center)?

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* 48. If you have been incarcerated did you experience any of the following around your gender and/or sexual identity? (mark all that apply)

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