LGBTQ acceptance

Study of parental acceptance of LGBT children. It is a 15 minute survey for LGBT individuals 18 plus years of age

Please take this survey – thank you!!!

Same-Sex Couples and Work-Family Intersection

In an effort to conduct research on same-sex couples, specifically the problems they may experience in regards to workplace policies and public policies, we are conducting a research study targeting same-sex couples. Your input can help us understand the unique problems same-sex couples may face. We estimate that it will take you approximately 20 minutes to complete the survey.

In order to qualify for this survey
• You must be part of a same-sex relationship for at least 1 year
• Be above the age of 18
• Living in the U.S.

Your input is very important to us and will be kept strictly confidential (used only for the purposes of research for this project).

Please feel free to forward this email to anyone you feel may wish to participate in this study.

For any questions or concerns please email

Relationship Dynamics in LGBTQ Populations

A college student is seeking volunteers to participate in a quantitative study exploring gender, personality traits, and relationship dynamics.

If you have been in a relationship for at least six months and you are interested in completing a 5-10 minute survey, you are invited to participate. If your partner is also interested in participating, they can follow the same link and fill out the questionnaire. Note: If both you and your partner are interested in participating, please be sure to fill out question 9.

People of all sexual orientations and gender identities are invited to participate.

LGBTQ Family Microaggressions

We are a group of researchers from Towson University conducting research on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, and Queer (LGBTQ) Family microaggressions. LGBTQ Family microaggressions are a subtle form of prejudice that occur on a daily basis that can serve to invalidate your experience as a family. If you choose to participate in this research, you will be asked to complete a brief online survey, which should take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. During the survey, you will be asked to think about your interpersonal experiences and provide examples of microaggressions that occur toward your family.

Research Survey of LGBTQ/SSA Mormons/Ex-Mormons and Parents

Are you over 18, live in the U.S., and either…

a Mormon or ex-Mormon PARENT of an LGBTQ or same-sex-attracted (SSA) person, or…
an LGBTQ or same-sex-attracted (SSA) PERSON who is actively LDS or from a Mormon background?

If so, and you would like a chance to win a $100.00 gift certificate, please take this anonymous online survey:

By filling out this survey, you will contribute to valuable social scientific knowledge on family, sexuality, and the Mormon religion.

(The above study is a research project through Penn State University. Your participation in this study is completely voluntary and you may cease involvement at any time. No personal identifying information will be requested and therefore will not appear in any publications or presentations of the research. Your e-mail will be requested solely to enter you into the gift card raffle. The study has been approved by the Penn State Institutional Review Board (#41969, tel. # 814-865-1775). If you have questions or comments, you may contact Dr. Lauren J. Joseph at

Dr. Lauren J. Joseph
Pennsylvania State University, Schuylkill Campus

Factors Affecting the Disclosure Practices of Latino Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) to Healthcare Providers (HCPs)


The CDC estimates that 4 percent of men in the United States are men who have sex with men (MSM) yet the rate of new HIV diagnoses among MSM in the United States is more than 44 times that of other men (CDC, 2012). The rate of new HIV infections occurring in Latino men is two and one half times the rate of new HIV infection occurring in white men (CDC, 2013). Increased health risks are associated with prejudice and stigmatization of same sex sexual behavior and orientation as well as resistance of MSM to participate in studies related to sexual-behavior (CDC, 2013).

Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender (GLBT) individuals are a ‘missing’ population in social science as they are under represented in social science literature (Van Voorhis, et al., 2002). Most notably, there is an under representation of literature related to the disclosure of same sex behavior to healthcare providers (HCPs). Individuals engaging in same-sex behavior can be perceived as being deviants producing social-stigma (Van Voorhis & Wagner, 2011). Minority communities struggle with the “co-morbidities” of unequal-access to healthcare and unequal treatment in healthcare (Cagril et al., 2005). According to Makadon, Mayer & Garofalo (2006), MSM they have unique and specific health requirements. Disclosure of same-sex behavior to healthcare providers (HCPs) becomes the conduit to accessing relevant information, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment as well as overall access to primary care services for Latino MSM.

The study seeks to identify the confounding factors that come into play as the Latino MSM contemplates disclosing sexual practices to healthcare providers. The proposed study seeks to answer the following research questions:
1) What is the rate of disclosure of sexual practices between Latino MSM in lifetime as well as during the most recent encounters with healthcare providers?
2) Is disclosure of sexual practices among Latino MSM associated with individual, societal, cultural, and/or social support factors?
3) Is disclosure of sexual practices among Latino MSM associated with factors related to the healthcare providers and the healthcare environment?
4) What are the barriers and facilitators to disclosing sexual practices among Latino MSM?

Part I is an anonymous internet based survey that will be available in English or Spanish. It is Part I is expected to last approximately 20 minutes. It is hoped that there will be at least 350 participants in Part I. Study Upon completion of Part I (anonymous internet=based survey) participants will be given the opportunity to participate in anonymous telephone interviews. The interviews will be available in English, Spanish or both. Interviews expected to last approximately 30 minutes.

Transgender Microaggressions

We are a group of researchers with diverse gender identities and experiences. We are seeking participants for a study investigating transgender microaggressions experienced in the context of friendships. As members of various trans communities we did our best to be inclusive of all identities and experiences.

Transgender microaggressions are subtle forms of discrimination or invalidation that occur on a daily basis. They can manifest as behavioral or verbal slights that serve to invalidate the identities and experiences of transgender people. We are looking for participants to take our online survey so that we can learn more about the occurrence of these microaggressions between friends.

Participants must:
• be at least 18 years old
• identify as transgender, transexual, gender variant, or have a transgender history

After completing this 30-45 minute survey, participants may enter a raffle for a $100 giftcard from A third-party is administering the prize so that all survey responses are completely confidential. This research has been approved by the Towson University Institutional Review Board.

The Emotional Impact of Coming Out in the LGBQ Community Study

The Case Western Reserve University Department of Psychological Sciences is currently recruiting participants for an online study of LGBQ individuals’ experiences with the coming out process. The purpose of this study is to determine whether certain factors related to individuals’ relationships, family functioning, religious beliefs, and emotional experiences predict how “out” someone is. We are also interested in whether how “out” you are is related to symptoms of anxiety and depression, and under what circumstances. To participate, individuals must identify as LGBQ (non-heterosexual) and be at least 18 years of age. The study will take approximately 45 minutes to complete, and can be completed on any computer with an internet connection. No identifying information will be completed for this survey, and all answers will be kept confidential. Please follow the link below in order to participate.

When a Second Sibling Comes Out: Family Transformations and New Meanings for Sibling Relationships

The purpose of this qualitative study is to understand the experiences of individuals who are the second sibling to come out at as a sexual minority/LGBT in their family. Participants will receive a $20 Visa gift card for engaging in a 30-45 minute telephone or in-person interview. If you are interested, please click the link below for more information on eligibility, or contact Katie at

This study has been approved by the Virginia Tech IRB #13473 (

Men’s Disclosure Experience Study

Volunteers needed for Men’s Disclosure Experiences study!

You may be eligible to participate in a research study if you:
· Were biological male at birth and currently identify as male;
· Are age 19 or older;
· Self-identify as a sexual minority (e.g., identify as gay, bisexual, queer);
· Have experienced an unwanted or violent sexual experience as an adult (there will be brief survey questions regarding this experience);
· Have told someone else about an unwanted sexual experience (e.g., doctor, therapist, police officer, family member, friend);
· Are willing to discuss the experiences of telling someone else about an unwanted sexual experience in a private, one-on-one interview that is audio-recorded.

The study involves answering some screening questions (see below) to determine eligibility, and then a one hour one-on-one Skype interview , if you are eligible.

Interview will include questions about your sexual orientation; unwanted or violent sexual experiences; what it was like to disclose these assaults to others; and your current mental and physical health. Interview participants will be compensated with a $30 Amazon giftcard for their time.

To complete the screening survey online, please click on the “Start Here” button below.

To complete the screening survey by phone, or for additional information on the study, please contact Michelle Jackson at (617) 506-3765 or

This study is offered through the Department of Psychology at Suffolk University.
Principal Investigator:
Michelle Jackson, M.A.
Suffolk University

Research Advisor:
Susan Orsillo, Ph.D.
Suffolk University