Juan Battle Discusses the Social Justice Sexuality Project

Juan Battle, professor of sociology, public health and urban education, discusses his groundbreaking research with LGBT people of color with the JustPublics@365, whose goal is to foster transformation on issues of inequality and social justice.

About the Social Justice Sexuality Project
The Social Justice Sexuality Project is one of the largest-ever national surveys of Black, Latina/o, Asian and Pacific Islander, and multiracial lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. With over 5,000 respondents, the final sample includes respondents from all fifty states, Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico; in rural and suburban areas, in addition to large urban areas; and from a variety of ages, racial/ethnic identities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

The SJS Project is a knowledge-based study that investigates the sociopolitical experiences of this population around five themes: racial and sexual identity; spirituality and religion; mental and physical health; family formations and dynamics; and civic and community engagement. A supplement to the survey asked an additional 600 people about their experience in the House and Ball community, their use of mobile technology, and their experiences with policing.

Submitted on: OCT 17, 2013

Category: General GC News | Sociology | Urban Education