Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Important Survey and Study

A few people reached out to me tonight and told me about a study they are conducting in order to get a sense  of how LGBT Coptic people co-exist with their church communities.   The survey is meant for any and all Coptic people regardless of sexual orientation.   The survey is short, only 10 questions, but I think it touches on a few important points.  

From the survey itself:

Thank you for participating in this survey. People who may identify as an LGBTQ (Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Questioning) exist in all communities regardless of culture. This is a brief study conducted by members of the Coptic Community who are interested in understanding how LGBTQ persons are represented within the Coptic community, and are hoping to get a brief introduction to how the community and these individuals co-exist. Any person affiliated with the Coptic Church in any way should participate, whether or not they identify as LGBT. Participation in this survey is completely voluntary, and while the results of this survey may be published, the identity of those participating will remain completely anonymous.

Why Participate?

1. Having as many people participate as possible will ensure accurate representation in the results of this survey. By participating you help paint an accurate portrayal of the beliefs of our community.

2. In addition to understanding how LGBT people are represented within the community, we also want to understand how the mainstream views this topic.
Please take a moment, whether you are straight or gay, or whether you are Coptic or not, and fill out these questions.  I think the results can help both the church and people who identify as LGBTQ understand the lay of the land, as well as maybe understand each other better.

The link to the survey is here:   A Brief Study of Sexual Identity In The Coptic Church

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the survey! It's an excellent idea. How long will it be up for, and how much advertising are you making of it? You should put links to this on coptic forums (tasbeha.org, copticheritage.org, orthodoxchristianity.net), to get a wider audience.

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  2. Gay4XC, Thanks for the response, hope you also took the survey. I think it's an excellent idea to, and kudos to the makers of it!! It's nice to know we have friends out there, or at the very least, people who are willing to think rationally about it.

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