The 2021-2022 Survey is now closed.

Thanks to all who participated.


LGBTQ people, especially those in the South, have been historically excluded in research. We want to change that. The LGBTQ Institute is partnering with Emory University to conduct our second survey of LGBTQ individuals in the South. This is a study of, by, and for Southern LGBTQ people, with the support of many communities and grassroots organizations.

The goal of this research is to amplify the voices of LGBTQ Southerners and highlight the issues affecting our lives. We know that what gets studied is what gets done. Your input can help determine local and state needs for LGBTQ people and help organizations, businesses, and government agencies better support LGBTQ people so we can thrive.

Please remember that:

Your opinions are always valuable and important.

You are never required to participate and may skip any questions that you do not wish to answer.

Your involvement and individual responses will always be anonymous (unless you choose otherwise), will always be confidential, and will always be seen only by the research team.

Our research is always done with the approval of Emory’s research ethics board.

Thank you to our organization partners

Atlanta Pride Committee


Focus Mid-South and Focus Mid-Tennessee

Lambda Legal

Georgia Equality

Southern Fried Queer Pride

Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO) and GALEO Impact Fund, Inc.

Amazin LeThi Foundation

Gender & Sexuality Center at the University of Texas at Austin

SAGE New Orleans

Pride at Northwest Arkansas Community College

Come Out With Pride

Daniel L. Healy, Esq.

North Texas LGBT Chamber of Commerce

University of Houston LGBTQ Resouce Center

Southwest Atlanta Pride Committee

Staunton Pride

LGBTQ+ Center, Wake Forest University

Triad Pride Performing Arts

Feminist Women's Health Center

Focus magazines

AID Atlanta

Latino LinQ


Georgia Institute of Technology

Sibling Rivalry Press, LLC

Bank of America

Montgomery Pride United

PFLAG Birmingham


Distinction Management Group, LLC

International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association

MAAP - the Metro Atlanta Association of Professionals

Better Way to Meet

Out on Film

OUT Georgia Business Alliance

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