NEWS & RESEARCH
Did you know? Williams Institute says Greater Austin has the nation’s third-largest LGBTQIA+ population per capita, equivalent in size to the entire population of Waco.
QWELL’s Health Equity Program Bears Fruit
CENTRAL HEALTH CONVENES TRAVIS COUNTY HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS TO IMPROVE CARE FOR LGBTQIA+ PATIENTS August 10, 2022 (Austin) — Central Health Equity Policy (CHEP) Council announced Wednesday it is convening several Travis County health organizations to embrace the tenets...
City of Austin’s Official LGBTQIA+ Quality of Life Study Released
After five years of strategizing with community stakeholders and research, City of Austin’s LGBTQ+ Commission is releasing its LGBTQIA+ Quality of Life Study. Amongst many key findings, the survey reports that: Respondents feel acceptance and safety with chosen family...
LGBTQIA+ Health Needs Assessment with Austin Public Health
Findings from a Mixed Methods Assessment of the Health Needs and Tobacco Use of LGBTQ2IA+ Communities in Austin and Travis County:
QWELL’s Research Cited on HuffPo
QWELL's first research partner at Dell Medical School, Dr. Phillip Schnarrs, cites our work in a poignant article for HuffPo about the causes of LGBTQIA+ mental health challenges: I was 10 years old when I first attempted suicide. Thankfully, I did not succeed. But...
QWELL Hosts Design Competition for LGBTQIA+ Community Hub
Queer residents, architects, and activists gathered Saturday, June 15, for a design competition focused on creating a home for the third largest LGBTQ community in the United States. And by home, we mean a pop-up, traveling qmmunity center – an Austin Outpost, if you will.
Qwell Counts Queers So the Qmmunity Can Count on Qwell
The Qwell Community Foundation – a fledgling nonprofit with big plans to improve local queer lives by spurring social engagement and providing access to resources – is collecting data to better understand Austin’s queer community. Like, you know, how many of us queers actually call ATX home – because currently, we don’t know.