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.
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.
• 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 Amazon.com. 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 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.
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 email@example.com.
This study has been approved by the Virginia Tech IRB #13473 (http://www.irb.vt.edu/)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
This study is offered through the Department of Psychology at Suffolk University.
Michelle Jackson, M.A.
Susan Orsillo, Ph.D.
Hey Couples — You’re invited to participate in a research study from the University of Rochester Relationships Lab.
If you and your partner are dating, partnered, or married, and 18 or older, the University of Rochester Relationships Lab invites you and your partner to participate in an online survey regarding the sexual activities that couples enjoy.
Receive optional feedback on how similar your preferences are, and how accurately you know what each other likes.
This study has been approved by the University of Rochester’s Institutional Review Board.
I am currently researching the differences between gay and straight males and their online dating experiences. I am currently a senior Psychology major at Knox College in Galesburg, IL.
In order to participate in the study the only requirements are:
1) You must be MALE.
2) You must have PREVIOUSLY USED ONLINE DATING WEBSITES.
Thank you for contributing your responses!
I am investigating the coping patterns, satisfaction, and stress within romantic relationships in lesbians, gay males, and transgendered individuals through a survey format. This anonymous online survey takes 5-10 minutes to complete. Participants must be in a committed romantic relationship that has lasted for at least 6 months and must be at least 18 years or older. I am hoping that this data will one day be used to inform public opinion and policy. Also, this research will help clinicians continue to provide evidence-based treatment to couples in need. The LGBTQ community is an under-researched population and this research helps to fill in some gaps that currently exist.
Hi. My name is Chrystal Rahmani, M.A. and I am a Ph.D student in Clinical Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, Los Angeles. Gay and bisexual men 18 years of age and older are needed for an online study that will assess various life experiences, including any history of stressful life events, responses to such events, and sexual behaviors. In order to participate in the study, you must:
1) Be 18 years of age or older
2) Identify as a gay or bisexual male
3) Have had some form of sexual activity with another person within the last 30 days
4) Have Internet access and
5) Must currently live in the United States
Participation in this study is completely voluntary and anonymous. At the end of the study you may choose to enter into an optional raffle for one of three $50 Visa gift cards.
We are a group of researchers at Towson University seeking to survey sexual minority individuals for a study investigating experiences and expression of sexual orientation. This research has been approved by the Towson University Institutional Review Board.
After completing this online survey participants may enter a raffle for a $25 giftcard from Amazon.com. A third-party is administering the prize so that all survey responses are completely confidential.
To take this survey you must not identify as heterosexual, be at least 18 years of age and live in the U.S.
Please follow the link to begin the survey!