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 Care Planning for Older Lesbian and Gay Adults

University of Southern California

Demographic: Be 50 years of age and older; identify as lesbian or gay | End Date: Sept 30, 2022 | Compensation: N/A | Contact Email
Purpose: This research study is to understand older sexual minority adults' knowledge and actions around discussions with others about future healthcare wishes and your healthcare experiences. This study involves completing a survey that takes about 10-15 minutes to complete.
Take Survey - Here


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.

Discrimination, Social/Political Experiences, and Mental Health among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Queer + (LGBQ+) Latinxs

Clark University

Demographic: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Queer + (LGBQ+) Latinx adults of ALL genders | End Date: Dec 1, 2022 | Compensation: Yes. Upon completing the survey, participants will have the opportunity to enter in a raffle to win one of twenty $25 Amazon e-gift cards. (if qualified) Contact Email
Purpose: To investigate how different types of discrimination, social/political experiences, and mental health/well-being are related to each other among LGBQ+ Latinxs/as/os. Results will be used to provide recommendations for strengths-based and anti-oppressive mental health practice with LGBQ+ Latinxs.
Take the Survey

Equality in Caregiving

The Whitney Wharton Lab at Emory University

Demographic: LGBTQIA+ people 18 & older | End Date: Dec. 2022 | Compensation: N/A | Contact Email
Purpose: LGBTQIA+ individuals who consider themselves to be a primary caregiver for another adult (for at least three months) OR consider themselves to have formerly been a primary caregiver for another adult (for at least six months no more than five years ago) and who have normal memory and thinking abilities.
Take Survey Here


Falling Through the Gaps: Access to Lifecare and Deathcare for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Individuals

University of Florida

Demographic: All non-cisgender identities are welcome to apply, separate surveys under this title are geared toward ages 11-17 and ages 18+| End Date: Nov 1, 2022 | Compensation: N/A | Contact Email
Purpose: This study explores the relationship between transgender and gender nonconforming persons and clinical/medical and forensic/legal agencies. We are hoping that with the help of this community we'll be able to understand how stressors impact transgender and gender nonconforming persons, which could lead to better training for these agencies and outreach programs for this population.

Minors Survey 11-17yrs old Here
Adult Survey 18+ Here


Hear My Story: Gender Diverse Youth's Experiences in Schools, a Research Study

Rowan University

Demographic: Gender diverse youth in grades K-16 | End Date: June 30,2022 | Compensation: N/A | Contact Email
Purpose: Dr. Cathy A.R. Brant is looking to interview youth in grades K-12 and those in their undergraduate years in college who identify as gender diverse (transgender, nonbinary, genderqueer, agender, gender fluid, etc.) about their experiences in schools. Participation in this study is completely voluntary. You will be asked to participate in one interview (via phone, Facetime or Zoom) for approximately 45-60 minutes, and engage in data accuracy check
Sign-Up Here


Preferences for and Barriers to Mental Health Treatment for LGBTQ+ Individuals

Case Western Reserve University

Demographic: LGBTQ+ adults ages 18 and older. | End Date: Aug 31, 2022 | Compensation: Participants choose to enter their contact information to be entered into a raffle for a $50 gift card. | Contact Email
Purpose: This study to better understand the experiences, barriers, and preferences of LGBTQ+ individuals as they seek mental health treatment. This includes factors that may make a person more or less likely to seek mental health treatment. The study involves completing an online questionnaire about your experiences and emotions. We hope that the information from this study will help make mental health services more accessible and to improve treatments for LGBTQ+ people.
Sign-Up Here


LGBTQ Community Survey

Community Marketing & Insights

Demographic: LGBT Community | End Date: May 31, 2022 | Compensation: N/A |
Purpose: It's time for CMI's 16th Annual LGBTQ Community Survey! For over a decade, this survey has provided free data to help non-profits, universities, media, organizations, and businesses better understand and serve the LGBTQ community. The report will be published on the CMI website for free download. Help your community by taking a few minutes to complete this survey.
Take the Survey

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.
More Info

Social Networks, Aging, and Policy Study

Vanderbilt University

Demographic: LGBT all genders 50-76 years old | End Date: Sept 21, 2022 | Compensation: Up to $175.00 | Contact Email
Purpose: A study on relationships, health, and aging.
Sign-Up Here


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