Assistance with a $15 VCU study on LGBTQ health

Hello! You are invited to participate in a $15 paid (via amazon gift card) online survey sponsored by Virginia Commonwealth University lasting approximately 45 minutes that investigates health behaviors in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community. If you are age 18 or older and identify as LGBTQ, see our advertisement below which was approved by our university's Institutional Review Board (#HM14577). Please feel free to pass this link on to other LGBTQ individuals as well!
Let your voice be heard!
Empower the LGBTQ Community by completing a $15 paid survey.
We are researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University studying the health of LGBTQ individuals.
If you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (lgbtq), you can Receive a $15 Amazon gift card for completing this 45-min survey!
Please email us at to receive the individualized link to take the survey!

Bisexual Women Recruitment for Columbia University Study!

Hi everyone!

My name is Stephanie and I am currently a Master's student at Teachers College Columbia University. I am involved in a research team hoping to conduct a study on the life experiences of bisexual women. I'd really appreciate your participation!

Here is the recruitment message from my research team:

You are invited to participate in a research study about the life experiences of bisexual women. Participation in this study is limited to women who identify as bisexual, reside in North America, and are 18 years of age or older. This study is being conducted by a team of diverse LGBTQ affirming researchers at Columbia University and the University of Florida. This study has been approved by the Teachers College IRB (#12-378). For each participant who completes the survey, $1 will be donated to the Trevor Project. 

Please feel free to pass this link on to other bisexual women!

Thank you! Have a wonderful week!

Research study of Bisexual Women's Experiences - please participate!!

I am a doctoral student in clinical psychology and am recruiting participants for my IRB-approved dissertation study on the experiences of bisexual women who are in exclusive romantic relationships (including marriages, civil unions and other partnerships). Please consider participating, if you or someone you know fits this description! Participation is via a secure online survey, is anonymous, and takes about 30 minutes, and participants can enter a survey to win one of three $25 gift cards. Here's the link; more information is below.


Liz Clark, M.A. 



My name is Elizabeth Clark and I am a doctoral student in clinical psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. I am currently working on my dissertation under the supervision of Dr. Braden Berkey. My dissertation research seeks to increase our understanding of the experience of bisexual women who are in monogamous romantic relationships. Specifically, the study investigates bisexual women’s experiences of both stigma against and support for their bisexual identity, and explores possible links between experiences of stigma and mental health. Findings from this study will help mental health clinicians work with bisexual women in a more informed, culturally competent manner, and may also inform the development or improvement of policies and programs serving the bisexual community.

I am writing to ask you to participate in my dissertation research by responding to an online survey that can be accessed using the link below. As stated above, we are interested in the experiences of bisexual-identified adult women who are currently in a monogamous romantic relationship (including dating, marriages, civil unions, and other life partnerships). In recognition of the distinct experiences of transgender individuals and their partners, only cisgender (i.e., non-trans-identified) participants are sought for the current study. We are seeking a diverse group of respondents of varying race/ethnicity, level of education, socioeconomic status, and age. Everyone who takes the survey must be 18 years old or older. Please consider participating if you are eligible, and please feel free to forward this announcement to friends, loved ones, and colleagues who may be eligible.

If you choose to participate, no identifying information or names will be collected. Your name cannot be connected in any way to the responses you provide; responses are completely anonymous in this study. The researcher will store the data on a secure, encrypted computer drive. Only the researcher (Elizabeth Clark), advisor (Dr. Berkey), and a trained research assistant will have access to the data.
There is a minimal risk of discomfort or anxiety due to the nature of the questions asked; however, you are free to stop participation in the research at any time.

By participating in this survey, you are helping researchers better understand the experiences of bisexual women in relationships. Additionally, by telling us about your experiences, you are helping add to the body of research about bisexuality as distinct from gay or lesbian identity. The more research there is on bisexual identity and experience, the more recognition bisexuality is likely to receive from the field of psychology and from the general public. 

For the purposes of this study, the researcher asks that you or any respondent complete the study only one time.  The total time commitment is approximately 30 minutes, and the entire survey is completed online. After you complete the survey, you will have the opportunity to provide your email address if you would like to be entered into a drawing for one of three $25 gift cards. If you provide your email address, it is not linked in any way to your responses, which will remain anonymous.
If you would like to participate, please click the following link:
If you have any further questions about the study, you may contact the researcher, Elizabeth Clark, by email at or you may contact the researcher’s advisor, Dr. Braden Berkey, at or 312.467.2351.  This study was approved by the Institutional Review Board of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology on June 28, 2011.

Thank you!!
~ Elizabeth Clark, M.A.
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My new FTM YOUTUBE Channel!


im ryan, and im ftm! yah

i just wanted to post about my new youtube channel, where im trying to set up a place for people to talk about ftm everyday issues. Ive set up a few videos already and am open to ideas to make new videos. one of the more important reasons for doing this was because i felt that the lgbt community has a way of excluding queer people of color, and being hispanic myself, i identify with this feeling. i havent seen much out there based on these issues and thought maybe this could be a place for some of that to be spoken about.

well heres the channel check it out!

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I am supposed to go to cosmotology school.
Im scared I might get fired for something I didn't do.
I think if I get fired, I am going to lose my apartment
so the idea of living on the street of a gay carea sounds appealing
I can try and reinvent myself
Maybe I can buy a ticket to the castro
or greenwhich village
of san fransisco.
I want to be in a safe haven for gays.
I'm sick of living in suburban straight areas.
I'd have to leave all my things.
I'd be okay with that. They're just things.
I really want to see stonewall
and write queer anarchist articles
and attend radical fairie gatherings.
does that sound stupid?
my radical faerie name would be "Willow Wailer"
I want to wear daisy chains.
and talk about a queer revolution.
revitalize the STAGNENT movement.


Hi Everyone,

I was wondering where everyone was from and what kind of LGBT communities you have where you are located. I think we all know that the best place to be queer would be in the cities. Obviously they would have the most services for LGBT people, the most gay bars, the best drag shows etc.

What could you tell me about your communities?

What are the GLBT folks like where you are from?

What, if any services are offered for LGBT people in your community?

Do you have a gay bar? What is it like?

Thanks :-)


P.S. I live in Austin. If y'all eat Spam or anything Hormel, it comes from this town. There aren't any gay bars, and they're is little to no gay community here. What gays there are, are closeted or old married men. It's painful, especially since I am a drag queen and would like a venue. :-P
Bloom Where You are Planted

Meanttobemomma Community

Hello all, pardon me for barging in on your lovely MN community. I am hoping to get a new community off the ground. Some of you may be interested. Here is a description:

Are you an individual or one-half of a lesbian couple (or ANY person or couple for that matter) out there who approaches trying-to-conceive with a commitment to calmness, happiness, positivity and a sense of humor? This community is for those of us who have to go an extra mile or two to make pregnancy happen, but desire to keep stress at a minimum and faith in our bodies and the process at a maximum along the way. In addition, this community is designed for those who subscribe to the “if pregnancy is meant to happen, there is nothing that will prevent the miracle from happening” philosophy --- or those who basically believe in that philosophy but also believe a good tip or two might go a long way. The purpose is to share useful tips, stories of miracles that have happened, philosophies of yourself and your family on trying-to-conceive, positive observations you have made during your journey toward creating a family, values of personal health and wellness surrounding conception and pregnancy, information on good nutrition, research on appropriate topics, happy photos, and tips on avoiding the stress-inducing, frantic approaches of trying-to-conceive. There is a need for this type of peaceful community among the LJ trying-to-conceive networks. The need is for a space in which positive, calm, happy pathways to conception can be discussed among friends. This is the un-technical (or at least less technical) approach to a community about lesbian baby-making! Let’s give it a go!