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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: Free evening event to celebrate release of "Snapshot Seattle" LGBT community survey
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
8/3/2011  12:40:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Eleazar Juárez-Díaz: (206) 335-5736
Elliott Bronstein  (206) 684-4507


Free evening event to celebrate release of "Snapshot Seattle" LGBT community survey

The Seattle Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Commission will host a free evening event to celebrate the release of "Snapshot Seattle," a Seattle LGBT community survey on Tuesday, August 16, 2011, 6-8 p.m., at The Grill on Broadway, 314 Broadway East on Seattle's Capitol Hill.

In 2010, the LGBT Commission began work on the Seattle Snapshot survey to identify the most important issues for Seattle's LGBT community. The Commission worked with community organizations to develop the survey, which asked about a range of issues, including housing, education, health, public safety, and community involvement. In total, nearly 1,600 individuals participated in the survey from June 18 through July 31, 2010.

The Commission has begun working with Mayor McGinn, the Seattle City Council, community leaders, and members of the public to implement concrete solutions to issues identified by the survey. The report is available on the Commission's web site at http://www.seattle.gov/lgbt/.

This evening event will provide an opportunity for LGBT community members and the general public to discuss the survey results and strategies to implement its recommendations. Brief remarks will begin at 6:45 p.m.; the Commission will provide light appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages. Additional food and drinks will be available for purchase from The Grill on Broadway. The event is free and open to the public.

"We had such an overwhelming response to the survey," said Eleazar Juárez-Díaz, Co-Chair of the Seattle LGBT Commission. "Now that we have reliable data about the needs of Seattle's LGBT community, we're excited to work with Mayor McGinn, the Seattle City Council, community leaders, and the public to take the next steps in making Seattle a better city for LGBT people of all backgrounds."

If you plan to attend, please RSVP by email to Aaron Vetter at Aaron.Vetter@seattle.gov.

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The Seattle Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Commission advises the Mayor, Council and departments about sexual minority issues, recommends policies and legislation, brings the LGBT communities and the larger Seattle community together through long-ranged projects, and ensures that City departments fairly and equitably address LGBT concerns as individuals and as a protected class.

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