- Dear Friends:
I am with the University of Kentucky and am looking for gay,
lesbian, bisexual and transgender people who might be willing to
participate in academic research studies. As you might know,
locating sexual minorities for such studies is difficult since our
government does not include sexual minorities fully in the Census
and other national studies. In an attempt to measure the attitudes
of this overlooked population, I am posting an announcement and link
to the University of Kentucky's research site called PRISM, which
stands for Psychosocial Research Initiatives on Sexual Minorities.
Your participation is greatly appreciated. Basic information about
the two research projects are listed below, but feel free to contact
me if you have questions about this research. All information is
kept confidential and will not be used for any purposes other than
the stated research. The PRISM site
(http://www.uky.edu/~rostosk/PRISM.htm) contains other information
about confidentiality and participation.
CONFIDENCE IN GOVERNMENT
A research study about the level of confidence and trust that
Americans have in government in the United States is seeking
participants. We are particularly interested in finding out why
confidence might vary across different groups of Americans (for
example, GLBT citizens and heterosexual citizens). This study is
being conducted by Jerry Thomas, MPA, Ellen D.B. Riggle, Ph.D., and
Sharon Scales Rostosky, Ph.D., of the University of Kentucky. You
will be asked to complete an on-line survey that asks questions
about you and your feelings about government. The survey will take
about 10-15 minutes. This study is open to all United States
citizens or residents over the age of 18. If you are interested in
participating in the survey please click on the following link:
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR GAY, LESBIAN, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER
A study of the availability of affirmative mental health services to
gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals is seeking
participants to answer a brief survey. The study is being conducted
by Gina P. Owens, Ph.D., and Ellen D.B. Riggle, Ph.D., at the
University of Kentucky. If you self-identify as gay, lesbian,
bisexual or transgender, and are over the age of 18, please click on
the website below to receive more information and take the survey.
This survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.
Thanks for your help.