Study on Employment Experiences of Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming New Yorkers

The New York State Department of Labor is conducting a study on the employment experiences of transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) New Yorkers. This study will be centered around the voices of the TGNC community, and so we’re asking TGNC New Yorkers to tell us about their employment experiences in New York State.

We understand sharing stories can be difficult and at times triggering. Please be kind and gentle with yourself. We appreciate and value your time and feedback.

Asian American Queer Women Study


Free LGBTQ-Affirmative Therapy

Yale LGBTQ Mental Health Initiative is currently conducting a research study to learn more about LGBTQ-affirmative psychotherapy for sexual minority women in New York State. Participants would get 10 sessions of free LGBTQ-affirmative therapy and would be compensated for filling out surveys and participating in interviews to track their progress. 


Gun Violence LGBTQ+ Survey



Study: Immunocompromised and worried about COVID-19?


Study: Immunocompromised and worried about COVID-19?

If you have a condition that indicates you are immunocompromised with a CD4 < 350, and you have received a COVID-19 Omicron vaccine booster within the last 7 weeks, or plan to receive a booster in the near future, you may be eligible for free antibody testing and the opportunity for future participation in COVID-19 prevention studies.

What to Expect

First, sign up with your email and fill out a short questionnaire to find out whether you qualify to be a part of a registry. If you do, a Patient Experience Coordinator (Science 37 Study Team Member) will contact you to obtain any previous antibody test results, or help you obtain a new test.

If you qualify, and you haven’t recently had COVID-19 antibody test results, you will have the option to obtain a blood draw at a laboratory close to you at no cost.

Your participation may qualify you for an upcoming investigational monoclonal antibody COVID-19 prevention study.


Transgender Health Care Experience Research Study

Doctoral Candidates' at the Washington State University Dept. of Psychology are creating a questionnaire that will help researchers and health care providers better understand transgender patients’ needs and experiences.

TRANS HEALTH STUDY: We are creating a questionnaire to help researchers and health care providers better understand transgender patients’ needs and experiences. You are eligible to participate if you identify as transgender, are 18+ years of age, are fluent in English, and are located in the United States. Participating in this study would involve completing a 15-minute online survey. The first 200 eligible participants who complete the survey will receive a $10 Amazon gift card for their time (see criteria at the link below).

  • We are looking for transgender people willing to take a 15-minute online survey about their experiences in health care.
  • We are offering a $10 Amazon gift card to compensate the first 200 participants for their time. Please note that we will only compensate ONE eligible participant per household.
  • To be eligible to participate, you need to identify as transgender, be 18 or older, fluent in English, and located in the United States.

More information is located at the link below.


You are eligible to participate if you identify as transgender, are over the age of 18, are located in the United States, and have had a health care visit in the past year.
If you are eligible and would like to participate, please go to this link to complete a short survey:

Our study has been approved by the Washington State University Institutional Review Board, and we are happy to answer questions you might have about the study. Please reach out to Kyle Schofield ([email protected]) if you have any questions or concerns. 


Research Study with Trans, Nonbinary or Genderqueer Individuals who Have Been Pregnant


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):    

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.    


Supporting Trans Justice


Trans Survey

We’re proud to announce that the U.S. Trans Survey is now open and ready for you to take! Whether you pledged to take the survey or not, you can take the survey today!!

As trans people, we know that we’ve accomplished incredible things together as a community. Join thousands of other people folks around the country in sharing your experience to create a clear picture of what it’s like to be trans in the United States.

If you are trans and plan to take the survey, here’s what you need to know:

  • The survey is open to people of all trans identities (binary and nonbinary), ages 16 and older, living in the United States and U.S. territories, regardless of citizenship status.
  • If you pledged to take the survey, you are not obligated to take the survey. Participation is voluntary. When you click on the link to start the survey, you will be asked to consent to take the survey.
  • The U.S. Trans Survey is an anonymous survey. Your response will be kept confidential and will not be used to identify you.
  • The time required to take the survey may vary, but make sure to set aside at least 60 minutes to take the survey.
  • The survey will be available in both English and Spanish.
  • Please let your trans friends and siblings know about the survey too!

The U.S. Trans Survey is being conducted by the National Center for Transgender Equality in partnership with the National Black Trans Advocacy Coalition, [email protected] Coalition, and National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance.

If you have any questions, please reach out at [email protected]

Again, thank you so much for being part of this important survey. We're excited to see the results!

Click here to take the survey now!

With love and solidarity,

The U.S. Trans Survey Team


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