Surveys & Studies
The following are surveys and studies that we share as a community service. If you have a survey or study that you are seeking participants for please email email@example.com
Active duty military personnel and veterans needed for research interviews in Florida regarding life after DADT
University of West Florida faculty members with the social work and anthropology departments are currently conducting research regarding life after “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” for active duty military and veterans. The study explores any changes for lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender members of the military since the DADT policy was repealed in 2010.
At this time researchers are only doing interviews in the Florida panhandle area, though they may try to use phone or Skype for future interviews, which would expand the field for participants.
Dr. Christopher Cotten, assistant professor of social work, is serving as the lead researcher for the project. Contact Dr. Cotten at firstname.lastname@example.org or (850) 474-2651.
Gay Dad's - Please Participate in Survey About Your Fatherhood Experiences
Help researchers at Tufts Medical Center and Tufts University learn about the lives of gay fathers and their families by completing a brief and anonymous survey. Not much is known about gay men’s experiences of fatherhood, and this information will be important to advocacy efforts. If you live in the US, you can help. We are interested in hearing from you, no matter how old your children are or how you became a father: www.lives-of-fathers.org
Contact: Kate Mattern email@example.com
We need to hear about your experiences in court
My name is Alexis and I am a PhD Candidate at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and I need your help. I am working with my advisor, Dr. Kevin Nadal, to get valuable information and an accurate portrayal of LGBTQ experiences with the courts.
Why are we doing this?
There are many disheartening stories about the inequality and maltreatment that LGBT persons continue to endure at the hands of a system that was created to protect the rights of all citizens. We started this project to bring those discriminatory experiences to light. It is also important to know if our community has had positive interactions with the court system.
What will YOUR participation do?
Without an accurate portrayal of the community as a whole, policy makers and other researchers are reluctant to invest time and money into resolving issues that afflict the LGBTQI communities. Your participation can help to change that by increasing the chance that information about LGBT experiences can be published in journals where other researchers, educators, policy makers, the media, and the LGBT community as a whole can access it.
Don't want to complete the survey?
We would love to get your survey responses but you can still help even if you chose not to complete the survey yourself. Email or tweet this shortened link http://bit.ly/oyHD0N to your friends, family, co-workers, or anyone that you think would be interested in hearing about this project.
I’m not LGBTQI, should I still complete the survey?
Yes! In order to know the relative disparity in treatment between the sexual minority and the sexual majority, we need heterosexual and cisgender respondents as well. That's the great thing about this project, all of the information that we gather will help our community in our future experiences with the courts.
Are you now, or have you previously been, in a romantic partnership with someone from another country?
My name is Laurie Sylla and I am a freelance researcher/writer working on a book and am surveying people about their trans-national relationships. I am looking for assistance reaching people who are now, or who have previously been, in a romantic partnership with someone from another country. My goal is help these couples increase their likelihood of long-term relationship success. I am committed to having gay and lesbian couples represented in this book, especially given the additional legal and immigration hurdles g/l couples frequently need to go through.
The survey is anonymous and those who take it will be given the chance to enter a drawing for a $100 Amazon gift card.
You can help by:
• Taking the survey yourself if you are, or have been, in this kind of relationship
• Emailing this request to people you know who are/have been in this kind of relationship, or who might know others who have been in this kind of relationship
• Emailing this request to your organizational membership
• Posting a link to my website: http://www.lovehasnoborders.org on your website or blog if you have one.
• Posting a link to my facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/crossculturelove on your Facebook page, or sharing it with your Facebook friends
• Participating in an in-depth interview (about 60-90 minutes; can be done by phone)
• Send a tweet about the survey, or follow us on twitter @lauriesylla.
For information about this project and about me, to find survey links, or to share your relationship experiences on-line, please go to http://www.lovehasnoborders.org
To go directly to the survey, if you are NOW in a cross-cultural relationship, go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LHNBtogether
If your cross cultural relationship was in the PAST, please go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LHNBNLTOG
Thank you for your time and your contribution to others. If you want any additional information, I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) and a member of the American workforce?
The Movement Advancement Project (MAP), the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and the Center for American Progress (CAP) are co-authoring a policy report on LGBT Workers in the American Workforce. This report will provide an overview of the American workforce and the LGBT workforce in America, and look at how workplace challenges make it difficult for LGBT workers to provide for themselves and their families.
We want to hear it all - the good, the bad and the ugly. Adding your voice to this project will help advance policies to make workplaces more inclusive, and help raise the profile of LGBT workplace issues in the media and across the nation. With your permission, one use for your stories may be in our upcoming report about LGBT Workers in the American Workforce. Or, if you are willing, we might ask you to speak with the media (and we would provide training to help you do so effectively). But, even if you wish to remain anonymous, we still want to hear from you. Learn more here.
Does LGBT(Q) Equality Matter to You? If So, Please Take This Brief Survey
Throughout the U.S., the hard-earned rights of LGBT(Q) individuals are being discussed in politics, in media and, very possibly, in your own community. Would you know where to turn if you needed assistance with any of the following LGBT(Q) or HIV-related legal issues?
• Marriage equality
• Hate crimes/violence
• Youth and schools
We ask that you take this brief online survey to help us learn more about which LGBT(Q)/HIV legal issues are most important to you. In addition, we hope to learn where you might seek assistance if you feel that your rights — or the rights of someone you care about — have been violated.
Please know that your valuable feedback is completely confidential. We appreciate your time and consideration — thank you!
The Diversity and Aging Study
WE ARE LOOKING FOR PARTICIPANTS OF ALL SEXUAL ORIENTATIONS AND ETHNIC BACKGROUNDS
Palo Alto University is conducting a study to learn about what predicts the psychological health of middle-aged and older adults of different sexual orientations and different ethnicities. You are eligible to participate in this study if you are an adult in the United States who is 45 years or older, and you are able read English. It will take about 20 to 50 minutes to complete the questionnaire online: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/R5KBMPX
(If you would prefer to complete a paper copy of the survey to mail in, please call Peter Goldblum at 650-961-7503 x 25.)
You may benefit from this study by learning about your own attitudes about aging, your psychological well-being, and knowing that you have contributed to helping us understand factors that influence the well-being of people from diverse backgrounds as they age.