Category: LGBQ

Study on bisexual individuals in mixed orientation relationships

If you’re a bisexual individual in a mixed orientation relation living in or near the Minneapolis/St Paul area of Minnesota, consider participating in this research study!

Program in Human Sexuality at the University of Minnesota Medical School is seeking 18+ year old bisexual individuals for a study on mixed orientation relationships.

The study will include completing questionnaires of a personal nature and attending a small group discussion about relationships, sexuality, and health. Group discussions will be held in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area of Minnesota. To participate you must be age 18 or older, identify as bisexual, and currently be in a romantic/sexual relationship with someone who does not also identify as bisexual. You will receive a $20 gift card for participating when attending the focus group.

For additional information, or if you are interested in participating, please email BIMOR@umn.edu or contact Heidi at (612) 626-3608. This research is being conducted by Dr. Jennifer Vencill & Dr. Alex Iantaffi and has been approved by the UMN Institutional Review Board (study ‪#‎1502P62333‬).

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Survey for Deaf men who have sex with men

If you identify as Deaf and are a man who has sex with men, check out this survey!

The survey is confidential and in ASL. Whether you are bi/gay/queer or straight, if you are over 18 years old, live in the US and have sex with other men, this survey is for you. Your HIV status does not matter, all Deaf MSM over 18 years old in the US can participate.   Dpark logo

Click here to check out the study website:  http://dparkstudy.org/

And click here to participate in the study:  http://z.umn.edu/dparkstudy

This is the first needs assessment of Deaf MSM so we will ask you to take the same survey twice, once whenever you choose to participate and the second time seven days later. Please be patient and make sure your experiences are counted! We have until November 30th, 2014to show that Deaf MSM have needs around sexual health education and HIV testing. We need 200 participants. Will you help us?
Thank you!

Best,
James DeWitt

Resources regarding Islam and sexual minorities

Gay Muslim woman in a rainbow striped hijabResources for best practices in education regarding Muslims and sexual minorities (specifically LGBTQ individuals)

GayLawNet:  Saudi Arabia – Information on legislation, policies, and relevant cases in Saudi Arabia regarding discrimination and LGBTQ issues.

Muslim Gay Girl. Blog written by a gay Muslim girl.  Contains articles and comments about being a queer Muslim individual.

Queer Jihad: The truth about how American Muslims feel about LGBT issues.  An article from a French blog and movement called “Merhaba” (“welcome” in Arabic and Turkish) that seeks to be inclusive of and educate those who are LGBTQI ethno-cutural minorities. (December 8, 2011)

Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity.  Information about the group that organizes the LGBT Muslim retreat that takes place in Philadelphia, PA.

Muslim leaders struggle to advise gay youth.  Tradition fails to offer guidance, and science can’t help either.  Muslim leaders are beginning to change their views regarding homosexuality and Islam, realizing that sexual orientation is not something that can be “prayed away” and changed.  (August 18, 2012, Edmonton Journal).

Islam and Sexual Minorities.  Pinterest page with a variety of other resources.