SOGI Youth Surveys

SOGI Youth Surveys


National research studies have helped define the unique needs of LGBTQ+ youth, but local data is hard to come by.  However, knowing the local needs and challenges that LGBT­Q+ face can help communities understand the targeted population better, make more informed decisions, and identify gaps in supports and services.

In the largest effort to gather local data in the region, the Saginaw Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Youth Advocacy Council (SOGI YAC) has developed and distributed an annual survey since 2016.  Survey questions focus on community climate, safety concerns, counselor and mental health service preferences, and resource needs for youth and caregivers.

SOGI YAC is committed to making the Saginaw area safe for all young people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.  These findings are available to the public to further this mission.  For additional analysis or questions about methodology, contact sogi@apprecots.com.