The Effect of Discrimination and Stress on Sexual and Behavioral Health on Sexual Minority Servicemembers

The goal of this study is to conduct exploratory research on the sexual and behavioral health of sexual minority service members. Specifically, the study looks at how discrimination and stress may influence sexual and behavioral outcomes. Preliminary data collection has shown that sexual minority servicemen who reported sexual psychological distress engaged in more drug use and increased risky sexual activity than both sexual minority servicemen and straight servicemen who have not reported experiencing discrimination or psychological distress.

LGBQ Workplace Microaggressions

We are researchers from Towson University and the University of San Francisco conducting research on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Queer (LGBQ) workplace microaggressions. Workplace microaggressions are a subtle form of prejudice that occur on a daily basis that can serve to invalidate experience on the basis of an employee’s sexual orientation. If you choose to participate in this research, you will be asked to complete a brief online survey, which should take approximately 15-20 minutes. During the survey, you will be asked to think about your interpersonal experiences and provide examples of microaggressions that occur in your current workplace.

To participate in this research you must be 18 years of age, identify as LGBQ, and be currently working.

Sexuality and Identity

This study is exploring identification vs. desires/actions. It mostly focuses on binaries and the bisexuality.

Web-Based Recruitment: Strategies for Attracting LGBT Employees

A graduate student in psychology at DePaul University (Chicago) is conducting an IRB-approved study to examine LGBT people’s perceptions of job ads. Participants are asked to imagine that they are applying for a job, read a job ad, and complete a series of questions. If you are a member of the LGBT community, please feel free to complete the survey, which has been approved by the DePaul IRB. If you are an ally, please feel free to share the link.

Bisexuality: Family Perceptions and Experiences

We are a group of researchers from Towson University seeking participants for an online survey about the experiences bisexual persons have with their families. Participants must be 18 years old or older and identify as bisexual, pansexual, or plurisexual.

If you choose to participate in this research, you will be asked to complete a brief online survey. During the survey you will be asked to think about your interpersonal experiences and provide examples and rate experiences of bisexual prejudice from different family and community members.

Mindfulness, Coping, and Social Support: Psychological Protective Factors Against Minority Stress for College-Aged Same-Sex Attracted Women

Interested in participating in a study on lesbian, bisexual, and queer women? You could win a $200 Visa Gift Card

I’m a clinical psychology doctoral student looking for participants in my study on psychological and protective factors for same-sex attracted college-aged women. If you meet all of the following criteria, you are eligible to participate in the study:

1) Identify as a woman
2) Between the ages of 18 and 28
3) Identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or queer, AND you are mainly attracted sexually/romantically to other women
4) Are able to read English fluently

This study involves completing self-report surveys online at the link pasted below and will take about 30 to 40 minutes to complete.

After completing the study, participants will also have the option of entering their name in a raffle to win one of five $200 Visa Gift Cards.

Please email me at if you have any questions.

Trans* Language

We are a group of researchers (including both trans and cisgender individuals) from Towson University Seeking participants for an online survey on trans* language. Participants must be 18 or older and identify as transgender, transexual, gender nonconforming, or have a transgender history.

If you choose to participate in this research, you will be asked to complete a brief online survey. During the survey, you will be asked to think about your interpersonal experiences with potentially offensive language, and the acceptability and frequency of use of trans* labels. Please feel free to share this link to others who may be interested.

Sexual and Gender Minority Stressors and Mental Health

We are looking for participants of all sexual orientations (e.g., lesbian, gay, bisexual, heterosexual) and gender identities, aged 16+ years for an online study on mental well-being. Your participation will increase our knowledge about how stress impacts mental health in sexual and gender minorities. You will be asked to complete questionnaires about your gender, sexual feelings, childhood behaviour, experiences of discrimination and prejudice, how you think, how you feel, and your thoughts about your identity. Overall, completing the online survey should last no longer than 30 minutes. The study is approved by King’s College London Psychiatry, Nursing and Midwifery Research Ethics Subcommittee (reference PNM/13/14-110.

If you have any questions or require more information about this study, please contact the researcher using the following contact details: Mr Liam Timmins, Guy’s Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT (

Columbia U GRINDR Study!

Hook up or date on GRINDR?

We are a group of researchers from the Marginalization, Mental Health, and Empowerment Team at Columbia University. Our affirming team is made up of LGBTQ folks and allies who play lead roles in this study. We are seeking participants for an online survey about experiences with the smartphone app GRINDR and how these experiences may be related to your self-perception.

To participate, you must:
(1) identify as a sexual minority man (for instance, gay, bi, same-gender loving, queer),
(2) be at least 18 years of age, and
(3) live in the United States.

This study has been approved by the Teachers College, Columbia University IRB (Protocol #14-106).

For every person who participates, we donate $ to The Trevor Project.

Sex, Health, and Social Issues Survey

This online survey examines the attitudes and experiences of men who have sex with men around sexuality, health, and a range of current social issues.

The survey is for men who have sex with men, aged 18 or older, in the United States. It takes 25-30 minutes to complete.

The survey is entirely anonymous — we don’t ask for any identifiers and we don’t collect IP addresses. Anyone who completes the survey can enter a drawing from one of several gift cards.

At the link, you’ll also find more background information about the survey and investigators.

We would be happy to share the study’s final report with anyone interested. You can request a copy at the end of the survey, or feel free to contact Benjamin Junge, PhD directly.