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Transgender Risk and Resiliency Survey

Transgender Risk and Resiliency Survey

Trans-identified and LGB researchers from the Center for LGBTQ Evidence-Based Applied Research (CLEAR) are conducting a study to improve our understanding of what stressors and resilience factors influence trans people’s physical and emotional health. These researchers, including Rylan Testa, Ph.D., Jayme Peta, M.A., and Kimberly Balsam, Ph.D., aim to use the information provided by all participants to improve medical and mental health services for all trans people.

The term trans is used most broadly to include anyone who currently identifies as any gender different from the sex assigned to them at birth. For example, the researchers hope to have individuals who identify as transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, men and women (as long as different from sex assigned at birth), two-spirit, bigender, etc. all participate in this survey.


LGBTQ Mental Health Survey

Hey everybody! Here’s another survey request! I know how much we all love surveys! Yay surveys!
Here’s the link
My name is Afton Bradley. I am an MSW (Masters in Social Work) student at VCU in Richmond VA and an intern at ROSMY (nonprofit which provides support services and educational trainings to help LGBTQ youth in Central Virginia). I have created a survey to assess the community and mental health of LGBTQ youth and young adults in their college experience and high school experience. I am primarily researching to see if since leaving high school, mental health and community has improved. In addition, I am looking for feedback that can help us better provide the support and information we do at ROSMY (which extends to community outreach to schools as well). I am sending this e-mail out to contact the LGBTQ groups on campuses in Virginia schools to ask if they will share the survey with their members or with friends, etc. to help me get responses to better help the youth in Virginia. I am happy to send a link to the survey for you to preview and distribute as you see necessary. I am also open to critical feedback as well. As highlighted in the survey and here I state LGBTQ for research purposes (and for the research paper/quantitifying data). However, I acknowledge, even in my own identity, that the acronym is vastly expanding and that persons prefer LGBTQIA, LGBTQQIAAP, LGBTTQQIAAP, or GSM. I wish there was an acronym that was all encompassing. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thank you for your time,
Afton Bradley

DC Trans Needs Assessment

Hey everybody!

Have you checked out the DC Trans* Needs Assessment Survey? The distribution of this survey is the second phase of a larger DC Trans Needs Assessment project, documenting and discussing the needs of transgender, transsexual and other gender non-conforming populations living in the DC metropolitan area. The survey closes March 1st, so please submit ASAP!

Want to know more about this project?

Take the survey!

In English

In Spanish

Research Participation Requested

We have been requested to inform all of you of a research study. I’m just going to copy and paste the e-mail announcement below. It should be relatively short and your participation would be greatly appreciated! Yay participation!


My name is Sara Richardson and I am a graduate student in the Psychology Department at the University of Northern Iowa.  I am conducting my thesis on experiences of stigma through the lenses of sexual orientation and gender and how these experiences relate to individuals’ health practices.  I am currently in the process of recruiting non-heterosexual participants from LGBT centers and organizations across the United States to take an online survey that assesses experiences of stigma and health practices.  I was wondering if you would be willing to forward the survey link to other members on your e-mailing list(s) so that they would have an opportunity to participate in the survey as well. This survey should take a little under 10 minutes to complete, on average.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email me at and I will answer them as quickly and completely as possible.

Thank you so much for your cooperation!

Sara K. Richardson

Graduate Student

University of Northern Iowa, Department of Psychology

Research Participation Requested

We have been requested to inform all of you of a research study. I’m just going to copy and paste the e-mail announcement below. For submitting you could win a free $100 Amazon gift card. Yay free things!

Hello. We are a research team conducting a study examining attitudes, feelings, and experiences of heterosexual biological siblings of lesbian or gay persons. We would appreciate it if you could forward our research announcement below to students, colleagues, and friends who may be interested in participating in this study. Thank you!


I am a researcher conducting a study examining attitudes, feelings, and experiences of heterosexual biological siblings of lesbian or gay (LG) persons. By comparison to the research focused on the parents after LG disclosure, there is crucial evidence missing regarding what this experience is like for the LG individual’s sibling(s), so I would greatly appreciate your participation in this study. To be eligible to participate, you must be a heterosexual biological sibling of a LG person and be at least 18 years old.

The survey is anonymous and takes approximately 30-40 minutes to complete. Your participation will remain anonymous.

If you would like to participate in this research study, please type the following hypertext link into your browser:

In exchange for participating, you will have the opportunity to be entered into a raffle for one of three $100 gift cards to

This research has been reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board for protection of human subjects at the University of Tennessee.  Please feel free to forward this e-mail announcement to eligible colleagues, friends, and students.

Thanks in advance for your help with this project!


Angela “Nikki” Hilton, B.A.

Ph: 646-354-0286

Department of Psychology

University of Tennessee

Knoxville, TN 37996

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