Thursday, March 31, 2016

The LGBTQ UMass Boston Advocacy and Research Collaborative offers exersizes to deal with Heterosexism

We are a LGBTQ-affirmative research group at the University of Massachusetts Boston
"The LGBTQ UMass Boston Advocacy and Research Collaborative"
(https://www.facebook.com/UMassBostonLgbtqResearchTeam).

We have developed brief exercises to help LGBTQ people deal with experiences of heterosexism.  We are hoping you would be willing to help us, personally benefit from the exercises, and to contribute to the mental health of LGBTQ people who experience heterosexist experiences.  In addition, if they finish the questionnaires and exercises at the times below, they will receive an $80 Amazon gift card and if they participate at all they will be eligible for a raffle for a $100 gift card.

In total, the entire study should take three hours to complete across five days (about 20-30 minutes on four of the days and 45-50 minutes on one day).

The study involves completing:

*A questionnaire on the first day

*A writing exercise on each of the following three days

*A follow-up questionnaire two months later. 

The link to the survey is:   http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2582177/Initial-Page

 If you have any questions, please let us know by writing to us at UMBstudyschedule@gmail.com. This study has been approved by the University of Massachusetts Boston Institutional Review Board. If you have questions about your rights as participants, please contact the University of Massachusetts Boston IRB at orsp@umb.edu or 617-287-5370.

We really appreciate your support to better LGBTQ lives.
 
Sincerely,

Tangela Roberts, MS & Heidi Levitt, PhD

University of Massachusetts Boston