COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Atlanta Pride Committee does our best to support a variety of community events and projects that represent the full spectrum of our diverse community. While we can't actively recruit for each of these programs, we are happy to help them reach our community by posting information about the various projects on our Community Involvement page. We list the various research information here for the community to participate in those studies for which they qualify. Additionally, we encourage our community to visit this page regularly as it is updated as we are made aware of new studies and programs. We hope that this will help not only our research partners, but the LGBTQ+ Community as a whole.

For information regarding a particular study, please email the study's contact person as listed on each study listing. Atlanta Pride does not run nor participate in any of the listed studies or programs.

Advance Study

American Red Cross

Demographic: MSM age 18 - 39 | End Date: Dec 31, 2022 | Compensation: Yes, up to $85 (visit site for more info). Website
Purpose: The ADVANCE Study is a pilot study that is focused on the FDA's donor deferral policy known as men who have sex with men (MSM). The current policy prohibits a man who has had sex with another man from donating blood for three months following the most recent sexual contact. The purpose of the study is to determine if different eligibility criteria for gay and bisexual men can be used at blood centers nationwide.

All of Us Research Program

Emory University

Demographic: All eligible adults (18 or older) who live in the United 18+| End Date: May 6, 2028 | Compensation: Participants who complete all seven steps to enroll are eligible to receive a $25 gift card | Contact Email
Purpose: The All of Us Research Program has a simple mission. We want to help speed up health research. LGBTQ+ people, like many other groups, have often been left out of research. As a result, we know less about their health and ways to provide them with the best care. The All of Us Research Program wants to change this. By joining All of Us, LGBTQ+ people can help ensure their community is included in health studies. These studies could help researchers understand health conditions that are more common among LGBTQ+ people. What they learn could lead to more tailored approaches for preventing and treating those conditions. End Date: All of Us may last for at least 10 years
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Autistic Trans People's Experiences Obtaining Gender-Affirming Medical Care

City University of New York Graduate Center

Demographic: Autistic (including self-diagnosed), transgender and/or non-binary adults. | End Date: May 6, 2023 | Compensation: $25 Amazon gift card. | Contact Email
Purpose: This study investigates autistic trans people's experiences with trying to obtain gender-affirming medical care (e.g. hormone replacement therapy and surgeries). I'm especially interested in speaking to people who had issues with obtaining letters of recommendation for HRT or surgery, but people with other experiences are welcome to reach out. The study involves either a 45-90 minute interview over Zoom OR an email interview, depending on your preferences.
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LGBQ Father-Child Sexual Health Communication Study

Johns Hopkins University

Demographic: LGBQ African American young adults ages 18-24 and their fathers or father figures. ;| End Date: December 22, 2022 | Compensation: $50 compensation for young adult and their father | Contact Email
Purpose: This study focuses on how African American fathers communicate about sexual health with their LGBQ children in order to support their children's sexual health and overall well-being.
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RISE (Research Inclusion Supports Equity)

Emory University

Demographic: Caregivers and People with Memory Concerns | End Date: September 2024 | Compensation: N/A | Contact Email
Purpose: The RISE study has a registry created to help the LGBTQIA+ community be represented in Alzheimer's research. The RISE registry is for LGBTQIA+ people 18 and older who either have memory concerns or a memory loss diagnosis, or who are helping care for someone with memory loss or a memory loss diagnosis. RISE can connect those who register to resources and research opportunities.
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Sex Hormones & Alzheimer's Study

Emory University

Demographic: All genders 45-85 years old | End Date: Dec 31, 2024 | Compensation: $300 (over 2 year study) | Contact Email
Purpose: This two-year observational study looks to determine the relationship between blood and brain sex hormones and Alzheimer's disease risk factors during middle age. Participation involves: 3-5 study visits over 2 years that include MRI Scans, Measurements of Cerebrospinal Fluid (Lumbar Puncture), Blood Draws, Vascular Ultrasound, an Overnight Sleep Monitor, Memory Tests, and Questionnaires.
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