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
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
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 Sign-Up Here
An Intersectional Qualitative Analysis of Transgender and Gender Expansive Employees
Texas A&M University
Demographic: Participants must be 18 years or older, identify as a racial and/or ethnic minority, identify as transgender, non-binary and/or gender expansive, be actively employed, and have working audio and video on their computer.
| End Date: Oct 28, 2022 | Compensation: $25 Amazon gift card. | Contact Email
Purpose: Researchers at Texas A&M University are interested in interviewing transgender and gender expansive (e.g. genderqueer, gender non-conforming, nonbinary) people of color to understand more about their experience in the workplace. Specifically, researchers want to better understand their perceptions of and attitudes towards organizational policies and practices.
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.
Culturally Based Values and Preferences for Clinician Care and Communication Transgender and Gender Diverse People with Serious Illness and their Partners
University of Alabama
Demographic: Transgender individuals ages 50 with serious medical illness and older and their caregivers | End Date: Sept 21, 2022 | Compensation: $50 per focus group meeting (which are held via zoom) | Contact Email
Purpose: Our study aims to use focus groups to learn about the palliative care experiences and needs of transgender people ages 50 and up with serious medical illness and their caregivers. Our study is community-partnered; a community advisory board of transgender individuals has guided our study development. Interested in being part of this study, please contact [email protected] or 205-975-9943 or 205-977-8948
Discrimination, Social/Political Experiences, and Mental Health among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Queer + (LGBQ+) Latinxs
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.
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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
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.
Mindfulness-based Queer Resilience (MBQR)
Demographic: All 18—34-year-old gay, bi, or queer man | End Date: Sept 1, 2022 | Compensation: opportunity to earn up to $140 in Amazon gift cards | Contact Email
Purpose: Do you experience stress, anxiety, or depression? Brown University researchers have developed an online mindfulness program to improve mental and sexual health of sexual minority men. This 9-week mindfulness program is tailored specifically for LGBTQI+ people and is facilitated by queer teachers. 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.
Sex Hormones & Alzheimer's Study
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.