Tagged: sexual minorities

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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Trans masculinity survey

Transgender symbol

If you identify as such, please take this super short (5 minutes, if that) survey and help contribute to research on trans masculinities!

Transmasculinity Research Project


My name is matthew heinz, and I’m a professor in the School of Communication and Culture at Royal Roads University in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. To confirm my credentials, please contact Dr. Steve Grundy, Vice-President Academic and Provost, at steve.grundy@royalroads.ca. I’m transgender and study gender and identity. I’m inviting you to participate in a research project designed to help us understand how transgender and transsexual men understand their masculinity. The findings will be incorporated into publications and presentations on transmasculinity. It will only take you 5 minutes to participate in this very simply online survey, which will ask you 5 questions. The information you provide will be summarized in anonymous format. No identifying information will be collected. The survey data is housed on a Canadian server. The information will be maintained for a one-year period. Of course it’s entirely up to you whether you choose to participate in this survey. If you choose to participate, you are free to withdraw at any time prior to completing the online survey simply by closing your browser. Since this is an anonymous survey, your answers cannot be removed from the data collection once the survey has been completed and submitted. Your completion of this survey will constitute your informed consent. Thank you for your participation!

matthew heinz, phd, Dean, Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences
Professor, School of Communication and Culture| Royal Roads University
T 250.391.2662 | F 250.391.2587
2005 Sooke Road, Victoria, BC Canada V9B 5Y2 | royalroads.ca

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.