Joint Report by CenterLink and MAP Highlights the Importance of LGBT Community Centers

Updated: Oct 7, 2020

Yesterday, CenterLink and the Movement Advancement Project (MAP), released the joint project 2014 LGBT Community Center Survey Report: Assessing the Capacity and Programs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Centers. The nationwide survey assesses the current state of both large and small LGBT community centers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. For the study, 111 community centers in 32 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico shared their input on questions ranging from center budgeting to programming. Earlier this year, LGBT Tech reached out to CenterLink to ask about the role of technology in the daily operations of an LGBT center. The 2014 report marks the first time LGBT centers were asked about their software use. The report finds that 93% of centers use Microsoft products like Word and Excel for documents and spreadsheets. While smaller centers are more likely to use Gmail (85%) than Microsoft Outlook (15%) for Email, large centers use each product almost equally (59% Gmail and 60% Outlook). Check out page seven of the report to find out more about technology use in the centers.