Greenburgh LGBTQ+ Needs Assessment
This needs assessment survey is being performed to identify gaps in services and resources for the LGBTQ+ community in Greenburgh and its surrounding areas.  While we cannot offer compensation or guarantee changes will come as a result of this survey, your experiences are vital and the collection of this data may help us advocate for change in Greenburgh so all LGBTQ+ residents of Greenburgh get their needs met.

The information you share will be held strictly confidential, and personally identifiable information (PII) will not be shared with anyone outside of the survey team (unless published in aggregated, anonymized format).

Participation is optional, and you may answer as many or as few of the questions you choose. It will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.  Only your zip code are required fields.  You do not need to be a member of the LGBTQ+ community in order to complete this survey (i.e., anyone including allies are welcome to complete this survey)

Trigger Warning:  Some questions may ask about your experiences with social rejection, discrimination, or mistreatment within the mental healthcare system.  For any questions or concerns, please contact Mackenzie P Lerario, MD, NYS CRPA/CPS-p or Jennie R Kogan, LMSW at mlerario@fordham.edu or jrkogan@gmail.com.


Greenburgh Pride
Thank you for your time and opinions.  If you would like to join the Greenburgh Human Rights LGBTQ+ Subcommittee in our vision to create a queer utopia in Westchester, RSVP for our next meeting by scanning the following QR code or using the URL link provided here: https://forms.gle/71FrHZoe4L6Mq1Ny8.  Allies are encouraged to join the cause and attend.
What is your zipcode? *
What is your age?
What is your racial identity (check all that apply)
What is your sex assigned at birth (as read on your birth certificate)?
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What is your gender identity? (check all that apply)
What is your sexual orientation (check all that apply)
Do you have a close personal contact with someone in the LGBTQ+ community? (check all that apply)
Are you currently in school?
What is your highest level of education?
What is your current employment status? (check all that apply)
Who do you currently live with? (check all that apply)
What is your health insurance coverage? (check all that apply)
Does your healthcare insurance cover gender-affirming medical treatment and procedures?
In the last year (the time period from June 1, 2020 through May 31, 2021), have you experienced a mental health disorder, as diagnosed by a professional, that caused you to miss two or more weeks of work or school?
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Please choose the answer that fits best for each question on safety (and skip if not applicable)
To assess your experience of safety in Greenburgh in the last year (the time period from June 1, 2020 through May 31, 2021)
Strongly Disagree
Disagree
Neutral
Agree
Strongly Agree
I feel safe walking around my neighborhood alone
Vendors and business owners always use my correct pronouns
I can use public bathrooms without fear of violence or harassment
I feel safe holding hands with my partner in public
If I face a discriminatory act, I am confident the police will believe and support me
I feel respected by the people I live with
The people I live with use my correct pronouns and name
I had no trouble with aquiring safe, affordable housing this year
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Please choose the answer that fits best for each question on community
To assess your experience of community in Greenburgh in the last year (the time period from June 1, 2020 through May 31, 2021)
Strongly Disagree
Disagree
Neutral
Agree
Strongly Agree
Not applicable
Meeting friends who identify as LGBTQ+ is important to me
I have an easy time meeting friends who affirm my gender and/or sexuality
It is easy to find places to socialize with friends where I feel safe
It is easy for me to find people to date in Greenburgh
I can easily find events and gatherings dedicated to the LGBTQ+ community at any time of the year
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Please choose the answer that fits best for each question on healthcare
To assess your experience of healthcare in Greenburgh in the last year (the time period from June 1, 2020 through May 31, 2021)
Strongly Disagree
Disagree
Neutral
Agree
Strongly Agree
Not Applicable
I can easily find a LGBTQ+-affirming healthcare provider
My healthcare provider has forms that fully reflect my sexual orientation and gender identity
My healthcare provider allows for use of my pronouns and chosen name, even if these do not match my legal sex and legal name
My healthcare provider feels comfortable and competent discussing aspects of my healthcare related to my sexual orientation and gender identity
It was easy to find a safe COVID-19 vaccination site
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Please choose the answer that fits best for each question on school or work
To assess your experience of school or work in Greenburgh in the last year (the time period from June 1, 2020 through May 31, 2021)
Strongly Disagree
Disagree
Neutral
Agree
Strongly Agree
Not Applicable
My classmates or coworkers always use the correct name and pronouns for me
My teachers/school administration or supervisor/human resources representative appropriately address bullying or harassment when I report it
There is an adult (teacher or administrator) at my school or a mentor/supervisor at work whom I trust with discussing my sexual orientation and gender identity
I feel safe at school or work
I feel supported as an LGBTQ+ person by the resources at my school or workplace
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Please choose the answer that fits best for each "yes or no" question (if applicable)
To assess your experiences in Greenburgh in the last year (the time period from June 1, 2020 through May 31, 2021).                       *If you would like a referral to a LGBTQ+ affirming mental health provider, please contact Dr. Lerario at mlerario@fordham.edu or Jennie R Kogan, LMSW at jrkogan@gmail.com. If you feel you may imminently hurt or kill yourself, you can call the national suicide prevention hotline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project hotline at 1-866-488-7386, or dial 911.
No
Yes, once
Yes, more than once
Yes, every day
I have been denied service in a Greenburgh business based on my gender identity
I have been denied service in Greenburgh based on my sexual orientation
I have been bullied or harassed in public places
I have been intentionally misgendered in public places
I have been laughed at or mocked beause of my gender expression
I have been physically assaulted
I have been mistaken for a sex worker
I have experienced homelessness
I have been denied healthcare services based on my sexual orientation or gender identity
My healthcare provider asks me for my pronouns
My healthcare provider uses my correct pronounds
I feel depressed
I feel hopeless
I have thoughts of hurting or killing myself
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What do you think is the highest (#1) priority for the Town of Greenburgh to allocate budget funds toward to best benefit the LGBTQ+ community.
What do you think is the biggest obstacle to achieving LGBTQ+ equity in Greenburgh?
Is there anything else you would like to share with us?
Do you have any feedback or suggestions for the investigators to improve this survey for for future years?
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