Participate in Research

Participating in research on LGBTQ people is a great way to contribute to the body of knowledge that is used to design health, wellness, spiritual, interpersonal, and political projects that affect us every day. These types of surveys can give a collective insight into how people feel and what they are up against. We are also able to use sampling methods, look at websites such as Qualtrics for more information, to help us gather the data that we require as well. Here are some research projects running right now that are looking for volunteers:

Paid Research Study on Resilience, Stress, and Health for Transgender Individuals

Interested in discussing how the political context impacts your health and well-being as a transgender person? Click below for more information on a paid research study focused on how place and social stigma relates to stress, health, and resilience for transgender adults in Michigan. This study is being conducted by Dr. Jae Puckett at Michigan State University and Dr. Zachary DuBois at the University of Oregon and has been approved by the University of Oregon’s IRB: #11292018.044. Dr. Jae Puckett can be reached at [email protected] if you have any questions. Link for details:

Agender Study Opportunity

The University of North Texas Department of Sociology is looking for participants to be interviewed in a research study of agender people and their experiences. This study will delve into day to day experiences of agender folks, how they navigate spaces, and ways of understanding identity. Eligible participants are individuals who identify as agender who are 18+ years old. Participants will be asked to do one 60-90 minute interview. For more information, please contact Loren Clupny at [email protected].

Mental Health in Emerging Multisexual Adults

My name is Olivia Harwood. I am a senior psychology major at Bates College conducting research for my senior thesis. I am currently working with Professor Joshua Goodman in studying mental health in emerging adults who identify as bisexual, pansexual, or are otherwise romantically or sexually attracted to more than one gender and live within the United States. You are invited to participate in the survey associated with my research. Specifically, I am looking for individuals to complete my survey who are between the ages of 18 and 24, live within the United States, and identify as bisexual, pansexual, or are otherwise romantically or sexually attracted to more than one gender. Those who complete this survey can be entered into a raffle to win one of five $10 Amazon gift cards. The survey will take approximately 15 to 20 minutes to complete. All responses will be kept completely confidential unless permitted by law. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Survey Link:

Olivia Harwood
email address: [email protected]
cell phone number: 508-380-9674
Joshua Goodman
email address: [email protected]

Survey for Individuals who are Transgender or Gender Diverse

Trans Collaborations at UNL is conducting an online study for adults who identify as transgender and gender diverse over the age of 19. We are especially looking for individuals who identify as transmasculine/transman or gender diverse/non-conforming/non-binary, but everyone is welcome to participate! The study asks demographic information and about social relationships and well-being. We can pay participants $15 for their time and anticipate the survey to take approximately 30 minutes to complete. Please view the and let us know if you have any questions by emailing Allura Ralston at [email protected] or calling 402-472-2351. The survey can be accessed at This study is approved by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Institutional Review Board – Project ID: 19450.


Attitudes and Beliefs Regarding the Transgender Population

The SGM Research Team in the Counseling Educational Psychology and Research department at the University of Memphis is conducting an IRB-approved study on attitudes and beliefs regarding the transgender population. We are currently looking for adults 18 years of age or older to participate in this study. The goal of this study is to promote understanding of and engagement with transgender individuals. Your participation in this study is entirely voluntary and would involve completing a demographics questionnaire and self-report measure that will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Your responses will be confidential and your participation will help advance this field of study. If you would like to participate, you may click on the link provided. For confidentiality purposes, you will not be asked to provide your name. If you have any questions, you may address them to the lead investigator, Dr. Yasuko Kanamori at [email protected].

The link to access the survey is:

Thank you for your time.


Are you a person with a LGBT or related identity who has ever served in the US Armed Forces?

We invite you to participate in a study focusing on your health behaviors and life experiences as a Veteran with a LGBT or related identity.

The goal of the Health for Every Veteran Study is to better understand the experiences of Veterans from all backgrounds and promote their health and well-being, including those with LGBT or related identities. We are especially interested in hearing the diverse voices within our communities.

The study is being conducted by researchers at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System. It consists of completing a confidential, web-based questionnaire every 9 months for approximately 2 years (for a total of 4 questionnaires). All research activities are completed online, with no in-person visits required. For more information, please go to

[email protected]


Transgender Health Research Study:

Hello! We are researchers from the Washington State University Psychology Department. We are conducting a psychology research project investigating the connections between health experiences transgender people have and mental and physical health.

For our study, we are seeking participants who are over 18 years old, live in the United States, and identify as transgender. We are working with organizations at institutions throughout the country to help us recruit participants, and you may be receiving this information from an organization you are a member of or affiliated with. You will be asked to provide some demographic information as part of the study.

Participants will complete an online survey that will take about 15 minutes on a voluntary basis. Upon successful completion of the online survey, participants will have the opportunity to enter a raffle draw for one of three $25 Amazon gift cards.

All responses to the survey will be anonymous. The survey includes some sensitive questions regarding mental health and other personal information. If you are interested in participating, please visit the following secure website to complete the online survey:

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this study, please feel free to contact the researchers.

Thank you very much for your consideration!

Kyle Schofield

Graduate Student Investigator [email protected]

Washington State University Psychology Department

Len Burns, Ph.D. Principal Investigator [email protected]

Washington State University Psychology Department

LGBTQ+ Employment, Discrimination, & Stress Survey

We are researchers at Purdue University conducting the LGBTQ+ Employment Discrimination, Stress, and Coping Study.

The Trump Administration argued to the Supreme Court that employers should be allowed to discriminate against LGBTQ+ workers nationwide.

We need accurate data about our the impact of these state-level practices on our community – now more than ever.

1. Please take our IRB-approved survey (

2. Please share this entire message on your social media pages and encourage others to do the same.

If you want more information, my article ( describes the importance and background of our study.

In solidarity – Dr. Tesa Rigel Hines; [email protected]

Paid Research Study on Resilience, Stress and Health for Transgender Individuals

Interested in discussing how the U.S. context impacts your health and well-being as a transgender person? Click here for more information on a paid research study focused on how place and social stigma relates to stress, health, and resilience for transgender adults ( This study is being conducted by Jennifer Jabson Tree and Kirsten Gonzalez at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and has been approved by the University of Oregon’s IRB: #11292018.044. Kirsten can be reached at [email protected] and Jennifer can be reached at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Participants Sought for Research Study on Diet Quality within the LGBTQ+ Community

Anyone 18 years and older who identifies as a gender or sexual minority is needed for an online research study. The research focuses on diet quality in relation to health-related factors such as minority stress, body image dissatisfaction, disordered eating, and the transitioning process for transgender individuals, all of which impact the LGBTQ+ community.


Participation will take about 30 minutes and is completely voluntary. Study participation includes an online survey and a 24hr dietary recall asking about foods eaten within the last 24 hour period. Participants can also choose to enter into 3 raffle drawings for $30 VISA gift cards.


For more information, contact Iris Jaquez, graduate student in Nutrition Science, at [email protected].

LGBTQ+ Storytelling Study

We are seeking individuals who identify as Lesbian, Gay or Bisexual to participate in a research project examining the coming out process. Specifically, this project is examining if the coming out process for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual young adults is following the same path or trajectory as it has in previous generations.
You are eligible to participate in this study if you meet the following criteria:
  • Age 18-24 years of age at time of participation
  • English Speaking
  • Identify as Lesbian, Gay or Bisexual (even if you have not told anybody else)
The entire study will take approximately 90 minutes of your time. You will be interviewed either in person or via phone and the interview will be recorded.
To participate, please contact:
Steffani Kizziar, M.A.
Research Assistant
Dr. Nicole Taylor, PhD, HSPP
Principal Investigator

Fashion Options for Trans, Non-Binary, or Gender Non-Conforming

Are you transgender, nonbinary, or gender nonconforming?

You are invited to participate in a survey about your needs from the fashion industry from a design perspective. It should take somewhere between 15-30 minutes, and all of your answers will be anonymous. The data recorded in this survey will be analyzed and submitted for publishing. The goal is to generate more literature in apparel about the experiences of transgender, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming people.

If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know! My email address is [email protected]. I want to hear as many voices as possible, so anything that will hinder your experience can be worked around. Thank you for your time!

Purdue University LGBTQ+ Employment Discrimination, Stress & Coping Study

Are you over the age of 18? Do you identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community? Do you live in the U.S., including Puerto Rico? Are you currently or have you been previously employed?

We are researchers at Purdue University, and we want to know about your experiences with work and stress as someone who identifies as LGBTQ+.

Our online survey is anonymous and should take approximately 25-30 minutes for you to complete in English or Spanish ( Results of this study may influence future public policy. We want to achieve 10,000 complete survey responses nationwide before the Supreme Court hears this issue in their 2019/2020 term.

If you would like more information about this study before you proceed, you may email the principal investigator, Dr. Tesa Rigel Hines, at [email protected].

Trans Identified Nursing Careers

Do you identify as trans*? Have you pursued a career in nursing?

You are invited to participate in a study about Trans Persons as Students in Nursing Programs to give a voice to your experiences. I am looking for trans persons who have been enrolled in a practical/vocational nursing, RN diploma, associate, or baccalaureate (bachelor) degree nursing programs who would like to anonymously participate in individual interviews about their student experiences.

Participants need to meet the following criteria:

  • Age 19 years or older
  • Currently self-identify as trans
  • Self-Identified as trans while enrolled in a U.S. prelicensure (LPN/LVN or RN) nursing program
  • Enrolled in the prelicensure nursing program for at least one academic term (quarter, semester, or other) any time between the years 2014-2019, including at least one clinical course
  • Read and speak English
  • Ability to meet with me face-to-face or using Skype videoconferencing for approximately 60-90 minutes.

Participants will receive a $5 Amazon e-gift card at the conclusion of the interview, as a token of thanks.

To learn more about the study or to volunteer to participate, please contact:

Jenna Dubas, MSN, RN, doctoral candidate (she/her/hers):

*For this study, Trans respectfully includes any gender identity that is different from the sex assigned at birth, including, but not limited to transmale, transfemale, gender-nonconforming, gender fluid, genderqueer, agender, and two-spirit.

To participate:

[email protected]


Risk and Resiliency: Microaggressions Among LGBTQI2S People of Colour

LGBTQI2S people of colour are chronically underrepresented in academic research — this is your chance to help change that! We are looking for young adults ages 18-29 who identify as both LGBTQI2S and racial/ethnic minorities to fill out a 30-minute anonymous online questionnaire. You will have a 1 in 10 chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card! The aim of this study is to examine the relationship between microaggressions and substance use from an intersectional framework and to highlight the central role that communities play in increasing resiliency.
To participate: CLICK HERE TO PARTICIPATE: or email Natalie Kalb.

Sexual Minority Men, Counseling, and Intimate Partner Violence

Hello, my name is Todd Ryser-Oatman and I am working on my dissertation project as part of my doctorate in Counseling Psychology at the University of Kentucky. I am inviting you to take part in a phone interview about sexual minority (e.g., gay, bisexual, queer) men’s experiences about receiving psychological help from a mental health professional (e.g. psychologist, social worker, counsellor) for intimate partner violence in the southeastern United States. Research on sexual minority men and their experiences with intimate partner violence is limited, and research about getting psychological help for intimate partner violence focuses on what gets in the way of seeking help. I want to learn more about the lived experiences of sexual minority men have with seeking and getting professional psychological help for intimate partner violence, particularly what facilitates seeking help to improve intimate partner violence services.
To participate: Email [email protected] or call (669)-300-9412

Study of Male-Identified Childhood Sexual Abuse Survivors’ Emerging Faith/Spirituality

A pastoral theologian is recruiting participants for a qualitative study that seeks to understand how cultural factors impact male-identified survivors of child sexual abuse, particularly their emerging sense of self, relationship with others, and relationship with the divine. If you’re an adult (over 21), are a survivor of child sexual abuse prior to age 16, and have/had some connection to Christian faith traditions (formal, informal, frequent, infrequent, or otherwise) as a child, you are invited to participate in this study. (Participants need not currently identify or practice as Christian to be eligible to participate.)

We are recruiting persons who identify/identified/assigned as male as a child. You would take part in 1-2 interviews in person, by phone, or by video chat. Interviews are one-on-one with the researcher. Your participation, including all conversations and contacts, is confidential.

To Participate: Please contact Travis Hill-Weber at with any questions or to discuss your participation.

Sexual Health Education Access

Researchers from Cleveland State University are studying sexual health information access and accuracy for adolescents. They are looking for young adults, between the ages of 18-21, to complete a survey reflecting back on their adolescent experiences with sex education. They will also be asking about how other experiences, like dating abuse or substance use, impacted this education and your experiences. The survey would take approximately 30 minutes to complete.
To Participate:You must be between the ages of 18 and 21. To access the survey, go to this link. Participants will be entered for a chance to win one of six $50 Amazon gift cards.
If you have any questions please contact Kimberly Fuller, Ph.D. via email or at 216-687-4588.

Research Opportunity for Lesbian & Bisexual Breast Cancer Survivors

Researchers at West Cancer Center, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and Emory University are conducting a study to learn more about how lesbian and bisexual breast cancer survivors talk to their doctors about cancer treatment, medication side effects, and quality of life concerns.

If you have been diagnosed with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer, identify as lesbian or bisexual, and have been prescribed Tamoxifen, Anastrozole, Letrozole, or Exemestane for at least 3 months, please consider participating in our study. You must be at least 18 years old. You will receive a $50 gift card if you complete a 90-minute, in-person interview in a quiet location of your choice. You will also be asked to complete a brief 5-minute survey online prior to the interview.

To Participate: Contact Andrew Paladino, THRIVE Study Coordinator at 901.213.8504 to schedule an interview.


Media, Television, and Sexual Identity

Do you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or are you questioning your sexual or gender identity? Are you under 21? We want you to learn more about you! Help researchers and communities better understand people like you by completing an online survey.

  • The survey only takes 20 minutes.
  • You will answer questions about yourself, your friends, and your media use.
  • It’s entirely anonymous-know that we will never know who you are.
  • It’s a fun way to help out the LGBTQ community!

To Participate: Click here to be taken to the online survey.

If you have any questions, you can contact Dr. Bradley Bond. This research is approved by the University of San Diego Institutional Review Board.

Sibling Abuse Study

Do you have at least one sibling (including step-, foster, and/or adopted siblings)? Was your sibling ever emotionally or physically abusive to you or you to them? Are you over 18 years old? If so, please consider participating in a short online survey about your experiences with sibling abuse for a study conducted by Dr. Katherine Martinez (MSU-Denver) and Dr. Courtney McDonald (USC Upstate).

To Participate: To access the survey, click here.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Courtney McDonald (USC Upstate). This research is an IRB-approved study out of the University of South Carolina.

Heterosexist & Transphobic Experiences Study

LGBTQ and LGBTQ-affirmative researchers at the University of Massachusetts Boston are developing online exercises to help sexual and gender minority people with their experiences of homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia. Preliminary research has found that approximately 90% of participants found these exercises to be helpful to them. The writing exercises can be an effective way to work through challenging experiences. We are interested in learning about your thoughts and experiences.

To Participate: You must be LGBTQ identified, over 18 (or the age of majority in your state), and have had an experience of heterosexism or transphobia that is still troubling to you and that you can explore. Participation is online and can be done at home at your convenience.

Benefits: You could learn about yourself and develop new insights and strategies for dealing with heterosexism and transphobia. And, you would make a contribution to LGBQ mental health research that could help other people who have had similar experiences.

To learn more, visit the “Grow” webpage at or contact Dr. Heidi Levitt.