I’m posting a call to participate in a study about college students who have LGBTQ parents but are not LGBTQ themselves. I’m not involved in this myself, and don’t know the researcher, but heard of it through reputable channels. Please contact the researcher and/or pass along as you see fit!

Call for Participants

Are a you college student who has LGBTQ parent(s),

and you do not personally identify as LGBT?

Consider taking part in this study!

A study is being conducted to gain insight into what it is like to be a non-LGBT college student who grew up with at least one parent who is lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer (LGBTQ).

In order to participate, individuals must be between the ages of 18-24 and proficient in English.  Participants must have grown up with at least one parent who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer (LGBTQ).  Participants must not personally identify as LGBT.  Participants must be currently enrolled full-time students living away at a 4-year college or university in the United States, and have already completed at least one entire semester at that same institution.  All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply, regardless of race, ethnicity, class, religion, (dis)ability, or national origin.

The study consists of two interviews, which may be conducted either by phone, Skype®, or in person.  The first interview focuses on the participant’s life history and present day experience in relation to the topic (approximately 60-90 minutes); the second interview will allow the participant to reflect upon the meaning of the experiences (approximately 60 minutes).  Participants who complete both interviews will receive one $25 gift card to either Amazon.com or iTunes

If you or someone you know would like to participate in this study or learn more, please email bourdon.t@husky.neu.edu or call 617-627-5770.  Selection for the study is not guaranteed, but will be determined during a brief 5-10 minute intake call.

Confidentiality is guaranteed, and participants’ names will never be shared with others or used in the published results.

This study is conducted by Thomas Bourdon, an EdD doctoral candidate at Northeastern University.  This study has been approved by Northeastern University’s Institutional Review Board for research ethics (IRB# 12-12-27).