The Office of LGBTQ Affairs conducts, commissions, and analyzes research to learn more about experiences of LGBTQ communities in Santa Clara County. Research findings are used to inform program development and to help tailor services and activities to needs.
The Office of LGBTQ Affairs, Social Services Agency - Department of Aging and Adult Services, and leaders from senior communities are collaborating on a survey to learn more about the experiences, health, and well-being of LGBTQ seniors across Santa Clara County. The survey is anticipated to launch in Spring 2020 in collaboration with Dr. Karen Fredriksen Goldsen, who leads the Senior Assessment work in San Francisco.
The Office of LGBTQ Affairs is working with consultant Danielle Castro, MA, MFT to implement localized community based participatory action research with intergenerational transgender communities in Santa Clara County. The research will help identify needs of local transgender communities and make recommendations on ways to address them. Check back soon for updates.