Over 500 people have responded to the GLBT 2020 Summit community survey, but more are needed.
The online survey, which will help plan the future of the community, asks people to provide their thoughts on the community’s direction.

Responses so far have come from a wide cross-section of people, but further input is needed, 2020 working group chair Sebastian Rice said.

The responses have mainly come from Sydney, with some from regional NSW and a few from interstate. But what we’d really like is for more women to participate, and more people in general who are over 55, he told Sydney Star Observer.

The closing date will remain flexible, Rice said, though it is expected to be around July 20.

We want to see if we can get some more participation from particular sections of the community where we’re not having as much take up, Rice said. So, for example, for people who are a little bit older, we’re looking at ways we can get more participation, so we’re talking with Mature Age Gays and other groups around the state who are working with older people.

Suggestions put forward so far have been very interesting according to Rice, who didn’t wish to elaborate before the survey’s completion.

I think there’ll be some really valuable results, from what I’ve seen so far, he said. At the end of this process what we’re hoping is that all the major GLBT organisations will receive the results, so we want to make sure that as wider cross-section of our community has their say about what they think is important and whether they think there are issues not being properly addressed.

info: Take the survey at starobserver.com.au/glbt2020.

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