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. Here are some research projects running right now that are looking for volunteers:
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.
Risk and Resiliency: Microaggressions Among LGBTQI2S People of Colour
Sexual Minority Men, Counseling, and Intimate Partner Violence
Body Image, Sexual Health, and Relationships Project (B*SHARP)
Study of Multilingual Families and LGBTQ Parenting
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.
Sexual Health Education Access
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.
Sexual Minorities’ Experiences With Coming Out, Self-Esteem, and Substance Use
To Participate: All participants must be 18 years old or older. Only participants that consider themselves to be sexual minorities (members of the LGBTQ+ community) and are willing to talk about it confidentially will be accepted.
The interview is expected to take between 45 minutes and 1 hour and a half. Participants will have the option of participating in a face-to-face interview or an interview via Skype or GoogleHangout. Participants will also be asked to complete a short survey requesting demographic information.
For more info contact Caleb Cooley, Department of Sociology at the University of Memphis.
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.