- Waiting for the bus, along a characteristically well-maintained Fireweed Lane sidewalk (courtesy Alaska DOT) http://t.co/fG5L2BKB #
- Now that I'm done w/ #lgbt discrim study, good to be back w/ my own writing. Will come back to #writeclub too. & twitter. & my blog. #fb #
- Reading tweets from #haas12 where lots of nation's top #lgbt blogs are meeting this wknd. Thx for passing on what you're talking abt! #fb #
- Voted. @ Z.J. Loussac Public Library http://t.co/CWN8SsXY #
Anchorage LGBT Discrimination Survey: The final report that has been keeping me away from my own writing….
… but now I am free. Sort of. Anyway, this is what’s been keeping me up nights. Saturday, I get to write my own stuff!
Anchorage LGBT Discrimination Survey: Final Report by Melissa S. Green was released today by the Anchorage-based nonprofit Identity on behalf of the Alaska LGBT Community Survey Task Force. The Anchorage LGBT Discrimination Survey was conducted in the Municipality of Anchorage, Alaska, from January through March 2011, with 268 lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) respondents included in the final dataset.
The Anchorage LGBT Discrimination Survey was conducted in January through March, 2011. Its key findings on the violence, intimidation, and discrimination experienced in the Municipality of Anchorage by its 268 lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender respondents were previously reported in the preliminary report published in November 2011.
In addition to those key finding, also reproduced as part of the final report’s executive summary, this final report includes:
- Detailed tables upon which the charts included in the preliminary report were based.
- A complete methodology including detailed discussion of sampling selection. Probability (random) sampling of LGBT populations is difficult and prohibitively expensive due to several challenges, which are explained. This survey used nonprobability sampling, which is the most common type used for LGBT populations.
- Complete demographic data for the survey population with, in some cases, comparison with 2010 U.S. Census Bureau data from the American Community Survey for total population of the Municipality of Anchorage.
- Expanded discussion of major findings from the prior Alaska studies One in Ten and Identity Reports; comparisons with those national LGBT studies of anti-LGBT discrimination which are based on probability sampling; and comparison with an extensive national nonprobability transgender discrimination study (over 6000 respondents) covering all 50 states, Washington, DC, and several U.S. territories. Though the present survey is based on nonprobability sampling, its results are similar in many respects to national data, and also demonstrates that sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination are as common Alaska and Anchorage as in the rest of the United States.
- Comparisons with recent data on experience of racism in Anchorage from the Anchorage Community Survey 2009. Experiences of racism are common in Anchorage, especially among blacks, Alaska Natives/American Indians, and Pacific Islanders. Sexual orientation/gender identity bias and discrimination is experienced by LGBT people at comparable levels.
- An examination of case processing data for actual discrimination complaints filed with Anchorage Equal Rights Commission (2002–2009) and Alaska State Commission for Human Rights (2006–2010).
- Findings from national studies conducted by The Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law on the rates of employment discrimination complaints based on sexual orientation/gender identity as compared with complaints for sex discrimination and race/color discrimination in states where sexual orientation and/or gender identity discrimination are prohibited. Typically for those states, complaints to state human rights agencies of employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity are made at only a slightly lower rate per 10,000 LGBT employees as are complaints of sex discrimination per 10,000 female workers; complaints of discrimination on the basis of race/color tend to be higher than either sexual orientation/gender identity or sex discrimination.
- Respondent comments (edited for respondent confidentiality).
Anchorage LGBT Discrimination Survey: Final Report by Melissa S. Green is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://www.identityinc.org/.
- The morning cuteness http://t.co/Q1q3MwYs #
- George Gee & Side Street have been Figaro'd! (By Le Figaro's "envoye special a Ancho @ Side Street Espresso http://t.co/HvYJKbz6 #
- He's electing to. If you're in the vicinity, head over to Side Street for great musi @ Side Street Espresso http://t.co/QnEBTUtU #
- Tom Begich. He sounds good, too. @ Side Street Espresso http://t.co/CBJnFLJj #
- Singing "Vincent," my favorite Tom Begich song. "Gotta have a vision / to carry you @ Side Street Espresso http://t.co/HzApz9mG #
- The Side Street Buddha @ Side Street Espresso http://t.co/2DSndI8x #
- Santa Claus came down to see the Iditarod start. (Teams staging on G Street just off 4th @ Side Street Cafe http://t.co/xfFeajE5 #
- Dog Tired Latte Special for Iditarod start at Side Street. @ Side Street Cafe http://t.co/7cX1URnG #
- Laulu. Her name means "song." http://t.co/6NHmq5yY #
- Last night: Laulu watching Kuu climbing action. http://t.co/FEKKjChE #
- HotHands handwarmers are being handed out by folks from http://t.co/OtnXjOct's (KSKA, KA @ Side Street Espresso http://t.co/x8Pn6ipp #
- Some of the dogs of Scott Janssen "The Mushing' Mortician" @ Side Street Espresso http://t.co/kOE4hAex #
- Booting up. @ Side Street Espresso http://t.co/pBx3HWxM #
- Can we go already? @ Side Street Espresso http://t.co/8rvbz2Lf #
- A happy something to come home to. http://t.co/vO2yRq4N #
- RT @regimcclain: @yksin So sweet! I liked your Iditarod photos! / Glad you liked them!! Took lots more with my "real" camera, upload soo . #
- @regimcclain That is, upload SOON (next 2 or@3 days, I hope — I'm seamped@w/ other stuff I gotta do.) in reply to regimcclain #