Minority Stress & Trauma Lab

We are researchers affiliated with Syracuse University who are interested in better understanding LGBTQ+ individuals living in New York. We are recruiting folks who identify with diverse sexual identities (e.g., gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, asexual, pansexual, demi-sexual, same-gender-loving) and gender identities (e.g., trans, nonbinary, gender fluid, agender, cisgender). Specifically, the purpose of our research study is to identify ways that LGBTQ+ folks living in New York have been affected by trauma, including their coping strategies, mental health, and help-seeking experiences.    

We are recruiting participants to take part in our online research study, consisting of a brief (5-minute) screener to determine eligibility. After, eligible participants will be invited to the main study, which involves a 45-60-minute online survey. Thus, the entire research study will be completed online and take approximately 65 minutes total. You must be at least 18 years old to participate.    

By participating in this paid study, you will be entered into a raffle to win one of 4 $25 Amazon gift cards (for an alternative payment method, please email study staff at [email protected]). Should you be chosen as a winner (1.1% chance of winning), you will be sent the gift card via the email address you provide in the compensation survey.  You can also earn $10 if you are eligible and participate in a 45-60-minute online survey immediately following the screener survey.     

Please complete the following brief (< 5 minutes), online Eligibility Screening Questionnaire at your earliest convenience to confirm eligibility for this study. You can click the following link (or “cut and paste” the link into your preferred Internet browser): https://bit.ly/36jNfN6    

Thank you again for your interest in our study! Please feel free to pass along this announcement to other LGBTQ+ people who might be interested in participating in our study. Please contact Dr. Jillian Scheer, the study Principal Investigator, at [email protected] if you have any questions.    

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