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|Phillip Rush Center plans first survey to gauge needs of LGBT Georgians|
|by Dyana Bagby|
|July 19, 2011 17:28|
The Atlanta Lesbian Health Initiative and Georgia Equality are asking members of Georgia's gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities to fill out a short survey to help the organizations plan for the future of the Phillip Rush Center.
The survey takes just 10 minutes and "will likely be the most important thing you can do this week to help secure a fair and just Georgia," said Linda Ellis, executive director of ALHI.
Click here to take the survey.
The Rush Center on DeKalb Avenue, a partnership between ALHI and Georgia Equality, has been serving the community by providing meeting spaces for numerous LGBT and ally groups as well as offering office space for organizations including MEGA Family Project, Atlanta Pride, In the Life Atlanta and the Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.
In March, Ellis and Georgia Equality Executive Director Jeff Graham announced the Rush Center received a $35,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta to conduct a broad needs assessment for the state to determine how to best serve LGBT residents.
“This is the first state of the community … a broader snapshot of LGBT Atlanta and throughout the state,” Ellis said at that time.
Graham noted in March this needs assessment was also a step to see if Atlanta was ready for a comprehensive community center.
“There will also be a needs assessment — launching what are the comprehensive needs of the LGBT community in Atlanta and Georgia to help tailor what the future might be and how we go from a shared space to a comprehensive community center if in fact that is where we need to go,” Graham said.
The survey seeks to better understand the needs of the LGBT communities across the state, Ellis said.
Photo: Linda Ellis and Jeff Graham of the Phillip Rush Center. (by Dyana Bagby)
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