Research Opportunities

The LBGT Resource Center gets several requests for students to participate in research. All opportunities to participate in research are indicated below. If you are a researcher looking to be posted on this website, please contact

Resilience in Sexual Minority Populations (Added 13-Sep)

My name is Gregory Keiser and I am a current psychology doctoral student at Washington State University working with Dr. Paul Kwon. Dr. Kwon’s research lab focuses on resilience in minority populations facing discrimination, and he is specifically interested in resilience in sexual minority populations.

I am contacting you to see if you would be willing to help me with collecting data for my thesis project, which is investigating the connections between education, inclusivity, sexual health, and mental health. I am looking to recruit college-aged participants across the country who identify as belonging to a sexual minority group.

The study is completely anonymous, and should require only about 20-30 minutes to complete. Completion of the survey will allow participants to enter for a raffle for a chance to win a $50.00 Amazon gift card. A link to the survey can be found here:

To be eligible for the study, participants must be enrolled in an American college or university, be between ages 18 and 26, and identify with an orientation that is not purely heterosexual. The study has been approved by the IRB at Washington State University.

If you would like to know more information regarding the study, please feel free to contact me by email at


Pornographic Viewing Behaviors among LGBTQ+ Individuals (Added 13-Sep)

My name is Hannah Morris and I am a sociology graduate student at East Carolina University.  I am conducting research with Drs. David Knox (ECU) and Lacey Ritter (Wingate University) on the pornographic viewing behaviors of individuals from a variety of gender and sexuality backgrounds. Because research is lacking in areas regarding LGBTQ+ individuals, we are asking your help in sending the link to the survey ( to members of your campus organization. The survey has been approved by the IRB at East Carolina University.  No personal information is collected during this survey, and all participation is completely voluntary. If any respondent has any questions regarding the survey, they are asked to contact Dr. Knox ( or at 252-756-3562) or the Office of Research Integrity & Compliance (ORIC) at 252-744-2914 for questions about their rights as a research participant. Please let me know if you are able to help with this survey by emailing me at

LGBT Discrimination via Country (Added 10-Apr)

My name is Inna Fatkins, I am a doctorate student at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Argosy University, Chicago. I invite you to answer the questions of the brief questionnaire aimed to study how living in certain country influence the level of discrimination experienced by LGBT citizens. This questionnaire is a part of the research that studies the effects of living in the countries with negative LGBT climate on psychological difficulties experienced by LGBT citizens.

This research is a part of my Clinical Research Project for earning a Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology. This research was approved by the Institutional Research Board of the Argosy University, Chicago, protocol #1257, May 18, 2016.

You are invited to participate if you identify yourself as LGBT individual, you are older than 18, and your country of residency for the last five years is the U.S.A. This questionnaire will take only 20 minutes of your time.

Risks associated with this research are minimal. All questions are anonymous. You personal information including email address will not be recorded.

Your participation is very important because it will help to understand how negative social and political factors influence the life of LGBT individuals in the countries where negative attitudes toward them dominate. This knowledge may lead to positive change in the future and the improvement of negative social attitudes toward LGBT individuals.

To participate please follow this link:

My contact information is indicated in the questionnaire. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

LGBTQ+ Relationships Survey (Added 10-Apr)

My name is Andrew Labadie and I am a senior at MSU working as a research assistant in Dr. Chopik’s Close Relationships Laboratory. As a research assistant in his lab, I am conducting an independent study on LGBTQ+ relationships in young adults and hoping the LBGTQ Resource would be willing to help us connect with LGBTQ individuals in the local community.

In our study, we plan to look at the relationship between identity, gender nonconformity, and internalized heterosexism to better understand relationship quality among LGBTQ+ couples. For the study, participants are asked to complete a short online survey on attitudes toward sexual orientation, childhood experience, support systems, and relationships as well as some basic demographic information. The only requirements for participation are identifying as non-heterosexual and being between the ages of 18 and 30-years-old. As an incentive, participants will be entered in a raffle for a $50 gift card upon completing the survey.

The literature surrounding LGBTQ+ individuals is largely underrepresented and our study would be beneficial in that it will provide insight on greater quality of relationships later in life. This study will allow a closer look at the interplay of internal attitudes and intimacy, commitment, and identifying the factors that contribute to forming successful relationships for young LGBTQ+ adults.

Here is the study link: