Understanding the LGBTQ+ Talent Pool in Rural America

When:  Nov 14, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (PT)
Associated with  Global HERC Community

A new research series by the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) finds that more that 3 million LGBTQ people, or roughly 15-20% of the LGBTQ population, live in rural America. And yet many rural colleges and universities struggle to recruit and retain LGBTQ staff and faculty. MAP Policy Researcher Dr. Logan Casey will discuss the new series and its implications for higher education. Participants will come away from this webinar with a deeper understanding of the experience of LGBTQ populations in rural America and tangible strategies for creating more inviting, inclusive, and supportive workplaces.



Logan Casey (he/him) is a Policy Researcher for the Movement Advancement Project (MAP). In this position, he creates accessible and persuasive policy content, manages the LGBT Equality Maps tracking state and local progress, and conducts analyses of movement capacity. Prior to joining MAP, Logan was a Research Associate for the Harvard Opinion Research Program, where he was the deputy director on a polling series about discrimination in America, among other projects. He earned his Ph.D. in political science in 2016 from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, where his research focused on the influence of emotions in public opinion toward LGBT people and issues. 

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