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Survey Purpose

This first-of-its-kind statewide survey aims to understand the characteristics and experiences of LGBTQ+ people in the state of Washington. The research is funded by the Washington LGBTQ Commission and is being designed for LGBTQ+ Washingtonians by LGBTQ+ Washingtonians. The LGBTQ Commission will use the findings to inform their policy recommendations to the Office of the Governor and the Washington State Legislature. Survey participants will be eligible for raffle drawings.

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Meet the Survey Team

LBGTQ Survey Team Bios

Traci (she/they)

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Traci is an assistant professor in the WSU Murrow College of Communication and the Lead Principal Researcher for the WA LGBTQ+ Survey. Her research interests include LGBTQ+ youth mental health and the effects of gender-related messaging on attitudes towards LGBTQ+ people and issues. Traci teaches classes such as Gender & Media and Organizing for Social Change. In her free time, she loves to hike with her wonderful wife and their energetic dog.

Veronica (she/they)

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Veronica is the founder of data2insight and a co-principal researcher for the Washington LGBTQ+ survey. Professionally, Veronica is committed to partnering with people to make meaning of data and take collective action to liberate all people. As an equitable research and evaluation scientist with over 20 years of experience, Veronica is eager to apply her knowledge and skills to improve the lives of fellow queer Washingtonians with the survey. In her free time, Veronica’s favorite activity in the world to do is dance (all styles), especially with her wife (whom she, of course, met while dancing at the Timberline in Seattle in 1992).

Crystallee (she/her)

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Crystallee is the founder and principal consultant at Prevention at the Intersections and Co-Principal Researcher for the WA LGBTQ+ Survey. Her body of work represents a collective need to strengthen our responses to violence through transformative means for liberatory practices, and a focus on healing as a strategy for change. She can’t wait to see new policies, programs, and practices that shift for and around the LGBTQ+ community from the learnings the survey provides. In her free time, Crystallee loves to dance, sing, and ritualize writing as a way to make sense of the world.

Madhu (she/her)

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Madhumitha (Madhu) is a research associate with Sankofa Consulting working on the WA LGBTQ+ Survey. As a queer and neurodivergent physician by training from India, Madhu decided to pivot to public health after the COVID-19 pandemic. Madhu is looking forward to meeting folks from around the state at Pride events this summer, as well as seeing what the data collected with the survey means for the community. In her free time, Madhu loves spending time with animals, watching anime, and creating art through drawing and embroidering.

Ron (he/him)

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Ron is a research assistant for the WA LGBTQ+ Survey. He is currently a PhD student at Washington State University. With the state survey, Ron is eager to bring issues that the LGBTQ+ community has faced to light to raise awareness and understanding among people from different socio-cultural-economic backgrounds. In his free time, Ron loves to watch tv, read, and critique social and political structures.

CJ (they/he)

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CJ is a research assistant and the social media manager for the WA LGBTQ+ Survey. Born and raised in Bozeman, MT, CJ is currently pursuing their master’s degree at Washington State University. As a transmasculine person studying queerness and rurality, CJ is most looking forward to raising the voices of Washington’s rural queer populations with the state survey. In their free time, CJ loves to play guitar, drink coffee, and take in the arts.

Lalitha (she/they)

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Lalitha is a research associate with Sankofa Consulting working on the WA LGBTQ+ Survey. Now a public policy professional pursuing their MPA, Lalitha has a background in antiracist, intersectional advocacy including protecting trans rights in their home state of Ohio. Lalitha is most looking forward to learning about the needs of the LGBTQ+ community of Washington through the survey. In their free time, Lalitha loves to read and is hoping to finish 100 books this year but will settle for 75!

Axis (they/he)

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Axis is a research assistant for the WA LGBTQ+ Survey. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Axis moved to Washington to work full-time in WSU Student Affairs and is a part-time graduate student. Axis is looking forward to being able to provide metrics for legislative change that will bring Washingtonians a more equitable society, particularly concerning queer healthcare. In their free time, Axis is creating a graphic novel.

Zak (they/them)

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Zak is a research assistant for the WA LGBTQ+ Survey. Raised in Mountain Home AFB, ID, Zak is currently a part-time student taking post-graduate classes at WSU. As a non-binary individual interested in gender, sex, and identity dynamics, Zak is excited to see future programs and policies about LGBTQ+ mental health and education from information gathered in the WA LGBTQ+ Survey. In their free time, Zak loves reading, playing board games and DnD, going for walks with their partner and dog, and playing in the Palouse Recreational Ice Hockey League.


Frequently Asked Questions

What information is being gathered?

Survey questions will ask you about aspects of your identity, your perspectives, and experiences you have had. You can skip any question for any reason. 

Who is eligible to participate?

You can participate if you: are a member of the LGBTQ+ community AND are a resident of the state or live in the state of Washington. 

When can I participate? 

The survey launches on June 1st! We will be accepting new responses through January 2025.

How can I participate?

There are a number of ways you can take the survey! In the comfort of your own home on a personal device. At events where survey staff are present on a staff-provided device or with pen and paper. 

Who is making and/or working on the survey?

The WA LGBTQ+ survey is being led, created, and conducted by an all-LGBTQ+ team!

What will be done with my data?

All survey responses are 100% anonymous. No identifying information will be collected. The results of this survey will help inform the Washington LGBTQ Commission and the Office of the Governor on important policy decisions regarding our community.