Our Values

Our work centers and celebrates women. Our work is trans-inclusive, gender-expansive, and anti-racist. Our work challenges patriarchy, misogyny, and sexism. We hold these values as core to our feminist practices and essential to building gender justice.


Knowledge Is Power.
Let’s Build It Together.

A Powerful Tool in the Fight for Social Justice.

We created the National LGBTQ+ Women’s Community Survey to make our lives more visible, to celebrate the expansiveness of our community, and to demand full recognition of our whole selves and all our lived experiences. In collaboration with 117 partner organizations, we collected stories from thousands of LGBTQ+ women. We built a comprehensive data set based on 5,002 completed surveys, organized around twenty thematic areas, and examined through eight demographic lenses.
Together, we will use this data to strengthen our movements, shift policy agendas, and increase funding streams, directing them to where they are most needed.


Explore. Learn. Use.

New Resources Coming Soon!

To access the data portal, you must be a partner organization. Apply here to become a survey community partner.
Register to access the data portal and our survey materials, including a user guide and overview of the survey instrument.
Examine the summary tables, charts, and select crosstabs across gender, sexuality, race, region, age, personal income, family socio-economic level, and educational background.
Explore the data thematically across twenty different topic areas including: family formation, children, disability, health, housing, employment, state violence, interpersonal violence, sex and intimacy, and community organizing.

Join Us

Check out forthcoming events.
Subscribe To Our Newsletter Stay updated on the latest news, information and opportunities related to our work.


Get Involved!
Fight for Gender Justice.

Support Our Partners Find out more about our 117 community partners who made our project possible.
Become A Partner If you think our data could strengthen your work, apply here to become a community partner and access our data portal.
Share Your Change Stories If our data helps you, please share your stories with us.


Data Justice:
A Process and an Outcome.

Data Justice begins by asking “How can we use data to remake the world?” It includes critically thinking about the ways in which data is collected, analyzed, explained, and shared. It works to ensure that voices and experiences from the margins are heard and amplified. And it challenges unequal power including binaries and hierarchies.

Data can be a powerful tool in the fight for social justice. It can expose injustice, strengthen advocacy for  change, and measure progress towards shifting resources and  power.

But it can also undermine social justice by reinforcing power, privilege, bias, and stereotypes.

Moving forward, we are focusing on making our survey data widely available – in many different forms.

We will also be actively supporting community partners to use our data to strengthen their advocacy, organizing, policy making, research and service work.

Three institutions will be leading different aspects of this work.
1958 – 2022
“The lesbian agenda is the reconstruction of families, it is the reimagining of power, it is the reorganization of the economic system, it is the reinforcement of civil rights and dignity for all people, it is the end of the oppression of women, the end of racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, it is the re-establishment of a proper relationship to our environment. When I list this laundry list of oppression it does not overwhelm me, it tells me how far I have to go in my struggle, it tells me who my allies are.”
—Urvashi Vaid, National Lesbian Conference 1991


Reimaging Power
Through a Lesbian Agenda.

Urvashi took great pride in her identity as a “dyke” and a “lesbian”. She was sometimes questioned about why she continued to embrace it when it seemed at odds with the nuanced, intersectional, non-binary and fluid spaces of new generations of queer activists. For her there was no contradiction: her activism always centered an expansive notion of intersectionality and justice.

Our project was shaped by this vision, and it will continue to guide our work moving forward.

Who Made Our
Work Possible?