LGBTQ Family Microaggressions

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We are a group of researchers from Towson University conducting research on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, and Queer (LGBTQ) Family microaggressions. LGBTQ Family microaggressions are a subtle form of prejudice that occur on a daily basis that can serve to invalidate experience on the basis of sexual minority families. If you choose to participate in this research, you will be asked to complete a brief online survey, which should take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. During the survey, you will be asked to think about your interpersonal experiences and provide examples of microaggressions that occur toward your family.

Your participation is entirely voluntary. You are not obligated to respond to any questions that you are uncomfortable answering. The survey is designed so that you can indicate "no answer" for individual questions and remain in the study. You may also withdraw from the study at any time without incurring any penalties.

There are minimal risks associated with your participation. Risk may be more likely if you are uncomfortable thinking about negative and/or hurtful interactions related to your sexual orientation. There is the possibility that in some cases thinking about microaggressions could cause distress. You may exit the survey at anytime. Should you feel that you need further assistance, please call the Fenway Health LGBT Helpline at 888.340.4528 (toll free) or the Peer Listening Line 800.399.PEER (toll free).

Completion of this survey signifies your voluntary consent to participate in this research and that you are at least 18 years of age. You may discontinue your participation in this study at any time by clicking "Exit this survey" in the upper-right-hand corner of the screen.

The Towson University Institutional Review Board has approved this study. If you have any questions regarding this research or its purposes, please contact the faculty advisor for this project, Dr. Paz Galupo, at If you have any questions pertaining to your rights as a participant, please contact Dr. Debi Gartland, Chairperson of the Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Participants, at (410)704-2236.

Thank you for your time.


M. Paz Galupo
Casey Giovanazzi
C. Reyn Boyer
Towson University

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* By agreeing to participate in this study I acknowledge that:

1. I am at least 18 years of age
2. I consider myself to be part of a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, or Queer (LGBTQ) family