My name is Andy Bauerband, and I am a graduate student at Towson University. I am conducting research on sexual minorities' thoughts on their sexual orientation. If you choose to participate in this research, you will be asked to complete a brief survey, which should take approximately 20 minutes. During the survey, you will be asked to rate how strongly you agree with statements about yourself and others regarding thoughts specific to your sexual orientation, as well as thoughts about your feelings and experience of others.
There are minimal risks associated with your participation, especially if you are uncomfortable thinking and answering questions about your sexual orientation. Your participation is entirely voluntary. You are not obligated to respond to any questions that you are uncomfortable answering, and you may withdraw from the study at any time without incurring any penalties.
Completion of this survey signifies your voluntary consent to participate in this research and that you are at least 18 years of age and live in the United States. 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 Andy Bauerband at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also contact my faculty advisor, Dr. Paz Galupo, at email@example.com. 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.