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Current Research Opportunities


We are the Mobile Messaging for Men (M3) Project, a research study at the University of Michigan's Center for Sexuality & Health Disparities. The M3 project is a randomized controlled trial of a smartphone-based app which aims to evaluate the use and effectiveness of sexual health messaging for HIV prevention. We are currently seeking gay and bisexual men, 18 years or older, to participate in this project. Participants will be compensated monetarily for their time (up to $140) and can receive free at home HIV/STI tests, condoms and lube. To see if you are eligible, please take this short survey:  http://sgiz.mobi/s3/M3SpectrumCenter.


Researchers at Case Western Reserve University are conducting an online study of the experiences of transgender, gender non-binary, genderqueer, gender nonconforming, and gender fluid adults. The study involves completing online questionnaires about your experiences and emotions. In order to complete it, you must be at least 18 years of age. The study should take about 45–60 minutes to complete. You will have the option of including your contact information in order to be entered into a raffle for a gift card. The information gathered from this study may help us to better understand the experiences of transgender, genderqueer, gender nonconforming, gender fluid, and gender non-binary individuals.For more information please go to: https://cwru.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_di3pqxxIqXBydkp


We’re exploring diversity in sexual and romantic attraction and behavior! If you are over 18, tell us about your experiences in our 20-minute survey.


I am a Counseling Psychology doctoral student at Auburn University and I am conducting a research study that will hopefully help my field (and others) gain understanding regarding body image ideals, body satisfaction, and disordered eating among various gender identities, specifically transgender and non-binary individuals. The research is severely lacking in this area and my hope is that with greater understanding will come greater tolerance and acceptance, as well as improved therapeutic strategies for individuals dealing with body image concerns and disordered eating. It takes about 20-25 minutes to complete and is entirely online.

Access the survey here.


My name is Morgan Bullard, and I am a graduate student at the University of Central Arkansas working in collaboration with Dr. Allen Thomas and Dr. Dong Xie on a research study regarding LGBTQ+ identity development. The project aims to assess the perceived stress levels of lesbian, gay, bisexual+ college students at different points of their sexual orientation identity development. The benefit and hope of this research is to help further knowledge of attitudes and information available regarding what members of the LGBTQ+ community may experience throughout the development of their sexual identity.

Participating in this research is entirely voluntary, and I expect the total time taking the survey to be approximately 15 minutes. If you would like to take part in this project, please use the following link: https://qtrial2017q4az1.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cScDhUsXvtNkVUh

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