Research Participation


Dear Potential Participant,

My name is Laurel Watson, and I’m an assistant professor of counseling psychology at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. I am currently conducting a study regarding bisexual women’s experiences of discrimination and distress. In order to participate, you must a) identify as a bisexual women, b) be 18 years of age or older, c) live in the United States, and d) be able to read the English language.

If you are interested in participating, you will be asked to complete an anonymous online survey that will take approximately 30 to 45 minutes, one time only. If you are interested in participating, please click on the following link:

Or, if you would like further information, please email Laurel Watson at

For your participation, you may choose to enter a raffle to win one of six $25.00 gift cards.

This study, protocol number 15-025, has been approved by University of Missouri, Kansas City’s Institutional Review Board. If you have any concerns about your rights as a participant your concerns please call 816-235-5927


My name is Rita Jhang and I am a doctoral student in communication studies. I’m wondering whether you could help me disseminate my research survey through GSC mailing list or on GSC bulletin? This is a research about how LGBTQ individuals use communication technology for dealing with difficult conversation. Please let me know how to proceed with posting through GSC. Thank you so much!


Here’s the link to the survey:


My name is Renee Engeln and I am a professor at Northwestern University in the department of psychology.  Along with an undergraduate honors student, Olivia Foster-Gimbel, I am conducting a survey of attitudes toward different social interactions. We are recruiting college students who identify as gay men and are between the ages of 18-23 to complete the survey.

The entire study consists of an online survey that takes approximately 15 minutes and pays each participant a $5 gift card. This project has been approved by Northwestern University’s Institutional Review Board. If you would like additional information about the study, please feel free to respond to this email with your request.

I was wondering if you would be willing to publicize this opportunity on your website, under the “Research Opportunities” link, or over a Listserv or Facebook Page. If that’s something you’re willing to do, please feel free to paste the recruiting information below into your message or social media post. Men who wish to participate simply have to follow the link to the online survey.

Thank you for your time and assistance.


Northwestern University’s Body and Media Lab in the department of Psychology is currently recruiting undergraduates who identify as gay men and are between the ages of 18-23 to participate in a research study on attitudes toward different social interactions (STU00200492).  You can earn a $5 Amazon gift card for completing an online survey that should take less than 15 minutes.  To take the survey, just go to the following link: You must provide a .edu e-mail address in order to receive payment.


Hi there!

You are invited to participate in a study regarding subtle discrimination and well-being in lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals. The study is conducted by LGB-identified ally researcher at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. The purpose of this research is to further the counseling field’s understanding of how LGB individuals experience subtle forms of discrimination and how that relates to well-being. If you are at least 18 years old, and identify yourself as lesbian, gay, or bisexual, I would greatly appreciate your participation in our study.
When you have finished the survey, you will have the option to enter a raffle (raffle specifics will be added once decided).

Subtle forms of discrimination are the everyday verbal and nonverbal comments and gestures that communicate that members of oppressed groups are less than – and these messages can affect well-being. We believe that exploring how LGB individuals experience these subtle, daily experiences of discrimination is relevant and critical.

The survey is anonymous, and takes about 20-30 minutes to complete. For those interested in participating in this study, click on the following hypertext link (
https://umsl.az1.qualtrics. com/SE/?SID=SV_3rbD6A9GhsZmBV3 )
which will take you to the consent form and survey. This research has been approved by the Institutional Review Board for protection of human subjects at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Please feel free to forward this e-mail announcement to eligible friends and other relevant listservs. Thanks in advance for your help with this project!



Cori Deitz, M.Ed., NCC, PLPC., University of Missouri-St. Louis

Social Work/Plan II senior Sharon Hoefer is conducting undergraduate thesis research on the practical and emotional consequences of abstinence-only sex education in Texas, particularly for female students, students of color, and LGBTQ-identified students.

If you are a UT student who

  • received sex education in a Texas public school and
  • identifies as female, LGBTQ, and/or a person of color
  • wishes to participate in this research by providing your recollections of your experience in sex education, please contact:

Sharon Hoefer




My name is Nic Rider, and I am a doctoral candidate in Counseling Psychology at Howard University. I am writing to invite you to participate in my dissertation study examining daily stressors and body image among sexual minority women of color.

I am seeking participants who:
female at least 18 years of age
self-identify as African American, Asian American, or Hispanic
self-identify as lesbian, bisexual, sexual minority, or other non-heterosexual identifier.
If you are eligible! and interested in participating, please click or copy and paste the link below into your web browser. Here is the link: https://www. SexualMinorityWomenofColor

Eligible participants are asked to complete an anonymous online survey that will take approximately 30 minutes. All participants who complete the entire questionnaire will be offered two options as an incentive for their participation including: (1) the opportunity to participate in a drawing for one of three $100 electronic gifts cards, or (2)! to donate $100 to an organization/charity of choice if her name is ch osen during the drawing.

The Institutional Review Board at Howard University has approved this study (IRB#= IRB-14-ED-16). My research advisor for this project is Dr. Angela Ferguson, Associate Professor in the Department of Human Development and Psychoeducational Studies at Howard University.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact the student researcher, Nic Rider, by email at <> or calling 202-618-0361.

Please pass on to others who might be eligible and interested in participating.

Thank you!

Nic Rider, M.A.
Doctoral Candidate, Howard University
Phone: 202-628-0361

Angela D. Ferguson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Howard University
Phone: 202-806-6015


UT-Austin LGBTQ Students with Disabilities:

Opportunity to Participate in a Study on the Intersections of Disability, Gender, and Sexuality

Please forward to students who may be interested

I am conducting a study on the intersections of disability, gender identity, and sexual orientation among UT-Austin students (undergraduate and graduate). Participants will take part in 1-2 confidential interviews. If you self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer, and self-identify as a person with a disability of any kind, please contact me for more information on participating.

The goal of this study is to better understand the intersectional experiences of students with disabilities who identify as LGBTQ. My hope is that the findings of this project will help students, faculty, and staff contribute to a more inclusive campus climate. Participants will receive a summary of the study results and an opportunity to be involved in further phases of the study, if desired. This study has been reviewed and approved by the University of Texas at Austin Office of Research Support (IRB study number 2013-07-0046).

Your participation in this study is confidential.

To find out more or sign up to participate, please visit:

If you would like more information, please contact:

Ryan Miller (by email: or by telephone: 512-471-7295)



The following anonymous online survey hopes to capture your experiences and perceptions with service, research, and/or study abroad.  If you identify as a member of the LGBTQ community, are over the age of 18 and are currently enrolled in a college or university as an undergraduate or graduate student–We would appreciate you participation in our anonymous online survey to understand your perceptions of issues with global travel and safety.The survey that will take approximately 15-20  minutes.

Please click HERE for the online survey and detailed information about the survey.

Even though we are interested in student experiences who have already traveled abroad as part of their educational experience, you DO NOT need to have previously traveled and/or studied abroad to participate in this study.  The experiences and insights of all LGBTQ-identified students who anticipate engaging in service, research, or study abroad in the next year are also welcome.

At the survey’s main page you will also find more detailed information about risks associated with participation, how we ensure your information is anonymous, as well as a resource list for LGBTQ students related to study abroad.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Marcie Fisher-Borne at  IRB approval # 5258

Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals, Inc 280 Madison Avenue Ste. 912 New York, NY 10016-0801

Participate in a Study on Fertility Treatment Experiences

(With a Chance to Win $100)

Are you currently trying to get pregnant using donor sperm? If so, you are invited to participate in a study being conducted by researchers at San Francisco State University and the University of California, San Francisco. The study aims to investigate various aspects of fertility treatment experiences for heterosexual and lesbian women.

To participate, you MUST be:  

  • Currently pursuing pregnancy using donor sperm
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Fluent in English

Participating involves completing an online survey. If you are currently in a romantic relationship, your partner will be invited to participate as well. The survey takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. After you complete the survey, you will be entered into a raffle for $100. Drawings will be held at the end of each month. The odds of winning the prize will depend on the number of entries received each month.

Participation is voluntary and all information will be kept anonymous and confidential. You are free to decline to participate at any time even after the survey has begun.

If you are willing to participate, please click the link below to register. You will then be sent a Study ID number and a link to the survey. Please feel free to contact the lead researcher, Sarah Holley, Ph.D., with any questions via e-mail ( or via phone (415-747-9990). This study is IRB approved by San Francisco State University and the University of California, San Francisco.

Thank you for your time and interest!



Research Study About Supportive Communication and Non-heteronormative Identity Distress

To Whom It May Concern:

My name is Abby Rainer and I am a graduate researcher for the Communication Department at Wake Forest University. My co-investigator (Dr. Steve Giles) and I are looking for undergraduates who can participate in a research study about supportive communication and non-heteronormative identity distress in undergraduates. In the current study, non-heteronormative identity distress involves feeling stressed about being non-heteronormative (i.e., lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, asexual, intersex, and/or “other” in terms of sexual and/or gender identity).

To be eligible to participate in this study, participants must be 18-22 years old, be non-heteronormative in terms of identity, be experiencing non-heteronormative identity distress, have a roommate, have a resident assistant (RA) in their place of living, and have visited their university’s LGBTQ center at least once.

Participation in this research study involves an online survey (about 25 minutes).

Study participants will have to chance to earn one of five $20 Amazon gift cards as compensation for their participation.

To participate, go to: .
Thank you for reading this e-mail and considering participating in this study,
Abby Rainer
M.A. in Communication Science Wake Forest University
Class of May 2015


UT-Austin Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Students, Staff, and Faculty: Participate in a Study on Sexual Orientation and Healthcare

You are invited to participate in a study to provide insight about your experiences with healthcare. The short-term goal of the study is to better understand the healthcare experiences of people who identify as lesbian, gay, or bisexual (LGB). The long-term goal of the study is to reduce health disparities for LGB people living in the United States. You are eligible to participate as long as you are over the age of 18 and identify as LGB. You are welcome to participate if you also identify with other sexual orientations (e.g., pansexual, queer). Trans folks are welcome to participate (as long as you also identify as LGB).

If you decide to participate, you will complete an online survey. At the end of the survey, you can enter to win a $50 prepaid Visa gift card. Your participation will contribute to a better understanding of healthcare for LGB patients. This study has been reviewed and approved by the University of Texas at Austin Office of Research Support (IRB study number 2014-05-0115).

Your participation in this study is confidential.

To find out more or sign up to participate, please visit:

About me and the study: My name is Laura Brown, and I am a queer graduate student in Communication Studies. I’m interested in exploring how everyday interactions shape peoples’ experiences in their close personal relationships and in healthcare settings. The broad goal of my research is to work towards reducing health inequities for all people. If you would like to know more about me or my research before you participate, please contact me by email: