Researchers at San Jose State University, together with several other American universities, want to know how marriage equality is affecting your health. They have opened a survey which aims to find out the long-term effects that legal, political, and cultural shifts have on women and trans individuals within the LGBTQ+ communities. According to their site:
“There is an urgent need for research on the health of lesbian, bisexual, and queer women, and transgender identified people. Although there has been a lot of research on HIV/AIDS, LBQ+ women and transgender people face a lot of other issues that are important to their health and well-being. We need to better understand these issues. By doing this study we hope to better understand the impact of marriage recognition (both equal rights to marry within states and recognition of marriage across states) on the health and well-being of lesbian and bisexual women and on trans* individuals. Given the possible impact of the recent election on the LGBTQ+ community, the study also includes questions about your experiences and perceptions since the election, such as possible concerns about the future.”
You can read the full details about the study, including information about the research team, HERE.
If you’d like to participate in the study, the survey only takes about 15 minutes to complete (I took it myself this morning) and is completely anonymous. Take the survey HERE There is a writing section after the multiple choice questions, but you can keep it brief.