Los Angeles Black Pride (LABP) has announced it has commissioned a study of Los Angeles County’s Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community for a report to be released in July on the state of Black gays in the Los Angeles Metro Area.  The study will include a survey that analyzes data from participants including demographics, issues, and concerns of L.A.’s Black lesbian and gay community.  The report will be released during Los Angeles Black Pride’s annual pride celebration taking place June 30 through July 4.  For more information, including survey participation, please log onto www.myblackpridela.com/survey.

I’m urging all Black same-gender loving people in Los Angeles County to complete a short survey online.  The results will be used to continue to educate political leaders and the broader community on the issues important to Blacks in Los Angeles and at the same time give the local Black LGBT community a voice in national, state, and local current events.

The US Census counted 3,421 Black gay and lesbian couples in the Los Angeles area. This represents 4.1% of all Black same-sex couples in the U.S. Six percent of all same-sex households in the Los Angeles area are Black same-sex households (i.e. at least one partner is Black).

About Los Angeles Black Pride

In addition to hosting the annual Black Pride Celebration, since 1988, Los Angeles Black Pride has produced quality, culturally sensitive and unique events in Los Angeles County that reflects the pride of the Black same-gender loving community and its contribution to the larger Los Angeles community. By doing this, Los Angeles Black Pride continues to strengthen a sense of community among the Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender men and women in Los Angeles.  Online at www.myblackpridela.com.