LESBIAN GAY BISEXUAL TRANSGENDER RESOURCE CENTER
E-NEWS MAY 12, 2011
Thoughts, questions, concerns, suggestions? Please feel free to swing by the center or drop us a line anytime! LGBT Resource Center !University House Annex,! One Shields Avenue,! Davis, CA 95616 Phone: 530.752.2452! Fax: 530.752.5067 !Email: firstname.lastname@example.org The center is open from Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. We are located on the UC Davis main campus, on the corner of 1st Street and A Street, across from Voorhies Hall.
JEZZIE FULMEN The LGBTRC has a counselor available on-site to provide information, support and referrals to students. You can often find Jezzie at Center events and Crafternoons, or drop by her office at 102 North Hall (in the Womenʼs Resources and Research Center). No intake or paperwork is required. For an appointment, contact Jezzie directly at email@example.com or 530.754.5958. You can also make appointments by contacting the office coordinator at the LGBTRC.
Clinton Andor, Graphic Design Intern !firstname.lastname@example.org! Sheri Atkinson, Director! email@example.com! Cameron de Leon, Community Intern! !firstname.lastname@example.org! Michelle Didero, Community Intern email@example.com Cory Dostie, Community Intern! c ! firstname.lastname@example.org Sara Farooqi, Office Coordinator! email@example.com Jezzie Fulmen, Community Counselor c ! firstname.lastname@example.org Shauna Madison, Community Intern! s ! email@example.com! Leanne Soter, Community Intern! l! firstname.lastname@example.org Laura Megumi Thatcher, Community Intern! !email@example.com
POPCORN MOVIE NOON CRAFTERNOON PICTURE FRAMES Crafternoons is a weekly social and crafting event that runs from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. on Fridays. New craft projects are taught each week, and all supplies are provided. We encourage folks to stop in and check out the event. Crafternoons are a great way to meet people and de-stress at the end of the week! For more information or if you're interested in collaborating with us, contact Sarah Maritza Hernandez: firstname.lastname@example.org
Playing this Fri from 11am–1pm
Rise UP! A Queer Dialogue
QUEER STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
Wednesdays at 12pm @ the LGBT Resource Center Rise Up! is a weekly discussion series that is open to everybody and anybody. This is a great way to come and check out the LGBTRC as well as join in on casual discussions that are related to the Queer community. This is a brown bag lunch discussion, meaning you should bring your lunch and be ready for some good peoples and good talks. We will also bring some snacks for people to munch on!
For a list of Queer Student Orgs please visit: http://lgbtcenter.ucdavis.edu/ resources/organizations
COMMUNITY ANNOUCEMENTS CONTENTS: Jobs, Internships, Scholarships: - Intern for Book/Oral History Project on '90's Queer Punk/Activist set in San Francisco - UCLA Queer Studies Conference - Sacramento Pride needs volunteers! - Sac Pride Parade & Festival - McNair Scholars Program - LGBTQQ org LYRIC seeking Youth Advocate
Events: - La Semana De La Raza 2011 - Chicana/Latina Research Center: Spring Quarter End of Year Celebration - sista docta: Performing Black Feminisms - Black Family Day - Sacramento Gay Men's Chorus - Social Justice Career Advising and Resume Review
- How financial increase/decrease/stability effects community involvement - Life Experiences & Well-Being of Lesbian & Bisexual Women of Color - Volunteers Needed for LGBQ Minority Stress Study - Lesbian Women's Perceptions of Counselors - Seeking… "A Few Good Men"
SEEKING INTERN FOR BOOK/ ORAL HISTORY PROJECT ON ‘90’s QUEER PUNK/ACTIVIST set in SAN FRANCISCO BOOK TITLE: THANK YOU FOR BEING URGENT AUTHOR: SILAS HOWARD INTERN TASKS: Transcribing interviews between Silas Howard and various queer art stars, rock stars and literati. INTERVIEWEES: Kathleen Hanna (musician), Justin Bond (singer), Cathy Opie (photographer), Nao Bustamante (performance artist) PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Inspired by the brash, proud, often humorous secondgeneration AIDS activism in San Francisco in the ‘90’s and the burgeoning homocore scene this project is part oral history and part memoir following the scene created in the vacuum of grief left from the aids crisis. Short Bio on Silas Howard: SILAS HOWARD’S, (writer, director, and musician), first feature, By Hook Or By Crook, was a 2002 Sundance Film Festival premiere and five-time Best Feature winner. The film secured theatrical release and was the picked up by the Sundance Channel. His next film, Exactly Like You, (co-written with Nina Landey), was a Nantucket Screenwriters Colony fellow and Sundance Lab finalist. Howard’s first short documentary, What I Love About Dying, premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. Howard’s music videos have aired on MTV and LOGO networks, as did his short musical, How do I Say This?, made for MTV Networks. Silas is currently in post production on his second feature, Cooler, and his short film, Blink, is still on the festival circuit. Howard received an MFA in directing at UCLA, was awarded the Kovler Family Fellowship in Film & Television, the Wasserman Film Production award and twice nominated for the Rockefeller New Media award. Internship is unpaid but can earn college credit. Interested interns send resume to SilasHoward8@gmail.com
UCLA’s 13 Annual Queer Studies Conference October 14-15, 2011 Call for Papers Deadline May 13, 2011 th
UCLA’s LGBTS Program is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for its upcoming Queer Studies Conference featuring presentations by graduate students as well as faculty and advanced undergraduates. This year’s conference will explore and exploit issues of fashion, queerly construed. We wish to invite a wide range of questions and panels on subject topics as drag, female masculinities, male femininities, queer making and self-‐fashioning, cloning and styling, and, of course, the culture and politics of the fashion industry itself. Questions of class, economics, history, ethnicity, race, (im)migration, geography, exploitation, and sublimation are at the forefront of our query. We seek to know what might be a new analytic or interdisciplinary methodology through which to attend to multiple registers of fashion. Keynote Speakers: Jack Halberstam, Monica Miller, Mignon R. Moore, Karen Leigh Tongson, and Deborah R. Vargas Closing Performance: Queerture: A night of rocket science and fashion design with artistic director Tania Hammidi Proposals for individual papers should take the form of abstracts; panel proposals should also include both a list of participants and paper abstracts. CVs must accompany all abstracts. Submissions from undergraduates should be accompanied by a brief letter from a faculty member highlighting the strengths of both the student and the student’s proposal. Deadline for abstracts and CVs: May 13, 2011 Send abstracts and CVs to email@example.com Contact: Catharine McGraw (310) 206-1145 & firstname.lastname@example.org
Sacramento Pride Needs Volunteers Just Like You! A note from Margo Beatty, Pride Volunteer Manager… Last year’s Pride was an amazing success. It took a lot of planning, organizing and hard work, but it all paid off. Volunteers played a vital role in making it happen. It’s a cliche, but so true……….. WE COULDN’T HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT YOU!!! Working with the volunteers last year, was the highlight of 2010 for me. The excitement, energy, can-do and what-doyou-need attitudes still makes me smile. I am so excited and honored to be back working amongst this fantastic group of people. A new database has been bought to help volunteers sign up and get their schedules. There will be newsletters and schedule reminders. You will be able to look online and see what you have been scheduled for. It should make life logistically easier. Are you ready to come and play (volunteer) with us? I sure do hope so. Just go to http://www.sacramentopride.org/volunteer to sign up. Shortly after filling out the application, you will receive instructions as to where to sign up for Orientation. I am also looking for team leaders and co-team leaders for Pride. If you are interested, please send an email to email@example.com with “Team Lead” in the Subject line. Sign up now. Orientations have already started! Questions? Please call the Volunteer Information Hotline at 916-243-0781. I can’t wait to work with you!
Sacramento ‘s GLBTQ Pride Celebration Saturday, June 4th, 2011
This event draws 10,000-‐12,000 people; although may hit 15k this year. We still have space available in both our parade and our festival. The parade and festival are a great way to show your support of the GLBTQ community, as well as gain exposure to your individual organization. We would like to invite you to check out our website and reserve space in the parade or festival if you are able to do so. Information about the parade and festival is available via our website; http://www.sacramentopride.org/ As of today, our headliners are: Luciana Miss Coco Peru • Raquela Xavier Toscano •
We are looking to have all participants confirmed within the next couple of weeks. If you have any questions please call or email. We look forward to seeing you at Pride. Thank you, Ryan Pritchard Cell: (530) 321-‐0567 Sacramento Pride 2011 Service of the Sacramento Gay and Lesbian Center
If you are interested in applying to the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program. We provide a $2,800 stipend and pair you with a faculty mentor for two years in preparation for applying to Graduate School. This program also includes GRE Preparation and Conference participation.. Please go to www.mcnair.ucdavis.edu and complete an application by Thursday, June 30th, 2011. If you have any questions please drop by our main office in 86B Hutchison Hall. Come and talk to one of our advisors on hand 8-5 pm Monday – Friday. Come and see the current student photos and their faculty mentors located in the hallway outside our office. The deadline to apply is; June 30th…so don’t delay.
Hello Staff, Board, Youth, Community Partners, Supporters and Allies, LYRIC is searching for a Youth Advocate (1 FTE) to join our team! Interested candidates may view the complete job description and application instructions on our website at: http://lyric.org/aboutjobs.html Please pass along this email to your colleagues, community and network. Thank you! -‐-‐ Lisa Chandler Operations Manager LYRIC Lavender Youth Recreation and Information Center 127 Collingwood Street San Francisco, CA (415) 703-6150 ex.14 (415) 703-6153 fax www.lyric.org
La Raza Cultural Days de UC Davis & The Cross Cultural Center Present:
La Semana De La Raza 2011 May 9th-14th "Unidos podemos liberarnos con educación y celebración" “Together we can liberate ourselves with education and celebration” MONDAY May 9th, 2011 La Raza Es Politica; “Representa a nuestra Gente” 4-‐6pm 114 South Hall An open discussion on political issues affecting the Chicana/o Latina/o community. It will be a space where the community as an entirety can come together to dialogue about hot topics (like immigration, education, and economics) and provide possible solutions or support for one another. 'Know Your Rights!' M.E.Ch.A de UC Davis and La Raza Pre-Law Student Association LRCD Baskin Robbins fundraiser at the E st. location in Davis 4-‐8pm Please present flier at purchase (see attached flyer) TUESDAY MAY 10TH, 2011 "Why Are All the Latin@ Students Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?" 3-‐5pm MU Moss Room Having trouble staying true to your culture while trying to bridge to other communities? Come share your experiences and learn about the process of building communities and Relationships. Counseling and psychological services’ Multicultural Immersion program Breaking down our bodies: the exploration of sexuality and Self Image in the Chican@/Latin@ community 4-‐6pm Olson 158 An interactive safe place program dedicated to exploring and learning about the intersection of sexuality and self-‐image in the Chican@/Latin@ Community in today's society. Cross cultural Centers and the Women’s Resources and research Center continued on next page
What is Love Workshop III: Balancing School and Familia 5-7pm 114 South Hall Have you ever felt homesick and needed a home away from home, or is school getting in the way of valuable family time? Psychologists will provide a presentation dealing with the difficulties students face throughout their college years due to changes in their choices, priorities, and goals, and give advice on how to ease the tension on family bonding due to school interference. Interested Ladies of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. Women of Color poetry night 7-‐10pm Griffin Lounge Let your voice, mind, and soul be heard in this annual Women of Color Poetry Night. During this evening of empowerment we will share the struggles, accomplishments and identities of colored women. Anyone and everyone is welcomed and invited to participate on stage or in the audience. Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Inc. WEDNESDAY MAY 11TH, 2011 UC Davis Chicano/a Studies Symposium: Featuring the Magdalena Art Exhibit “Seguimos La Lucha Por La Educación” MU II 12-‐2pm Exploration of current issues within the Chicana/o Studies field. A discussion panel of UCD Chicana/o Studies faculty as well as hosting presentations by speakers who will acknowledge issues on the diverse amount of struggles in education within the Raza community. The Magdalena Mora Art Exhibit aims to pay homage to a great Chicana activist of the past, Magdalena Mora, through the work of student and community artists’ of today. Will offer a venue for discussion on issues that are most prominent within the community (e.g. war, sexuality and gender, discrimination, etc). Chicano/a studies Department, UC Davis and Hermanos Macehual de UC Davis Piñata Workshop 4-‐6pm 114 South Hall Chicano/a’s and Latino/a’s in Health Education is putting on a Piñata building workshop. Bring your Family and Friends to learn how to make traditional Piñatas. CHE “Education for the Soul” healthy lifestyle workshop 5-‐7pm 5 lower freeborn An exciting yoga workshop that benefits you both mentally and physically. There will be a variety of exercises to improve your daily life and promote a healthy lifestyle within the community. It is highly recommended to bring comfortable clothing/shoes and a yoga mat. Sigma Pi Alpha Chicana/Latina sorority
Noche De Estrella’s 7-‐10pm, Freeborn Hall Stemming from the vision of the founding brothers of the Theta Chapter, “Noche de Estrellas” is meant as an opportunity for us to provide a multitude of our cultures to the UC Davis and neighboring communities. Through the celebration of their talents, we aspire to bring the community together to recognize different aspects of Latin American culture today. Gamma Zeta Alpha Fraternity, Inc THURSDAY MAY 12TH, 2011 15th Annual Youth Conference 8a-‐3pm Art Annex, King Lounge and MU II The Youth Conference is a day long program in which high school students from the surrounding area visit the UC Davis campus and learn about issues facing Chican@/Latin@ students' access to universities. Many students drop out of school when their prospects for the future appear limited, and attending culturally sensitive conferences, such as Youth Conference, are a key way of providing hope and access to students. Mujeres Ayudando la Raza will be providing breakfast, lunch, workshops, a tour of the campus and a presentation with a keynote speaker. Mujeres Ayudando La Raza “La Lucha Del Immigrante” 4-‐6pm MUII "Learn the struggles and issues that undocumented students face every day in their lives and how this affects their families and our communities by coming out and watching S.P.E.A.K.'s annual play. SPEAK, Scholars promoting education, awareness and knowledge Queer Latinidad 6-‐9pm ARC Ballroom "La vida sin juicio: Libre de ser Xicana/o y LGBTQIA", "Life without prosecution: Free to be a Queer Xicana/o" "Vengan a celebrar, educarse y expresar su Queer Xicanismo. Personas que se identifican como Queer Indígena/o y/o Xicanas/os leerán poesía y spoken word, bailaran, tocaran música, y mucho más! La noche será una colección de performances por profesionales y estudiantes que gritaran: “SOY JOTO, ¿Y QUE?”." Come celebrate, learn, appreciate, and express your Queer Xicanismo. Self identified Queer Indigenas/os y Xicana/o’s will be reading poetry, performing spoken word, dancing, playing instruments, and much more. The night will be a collection of professional and student performances that will scream “SOY JOTA/O, ¿Y QUE?" The Student Recruitment and Retention Centers’, Yik’al Kuyum
FRIDAY MAY 13TH, 2011 “From the Barrio” 10:30a-‐1:30pm Wellman 2 A youth empowerment conference. It will be involving workshops, guest speakers, and discussions on problems affecting our youth and how we, as scholars, can act to help them pursue a higher education. Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc Latin Dance 101 4-‐6pm Tercero main Lounge Come join us for our annual cultural event, Latin Dance 101! This dance workshop is a fun and interactive way to learn a specific cultural dance from a Latin American region. This year our theme will be punta, which will be taught by MOB Legacy along with a Nutritional Presentation by Danzantes del Alma de UC Davis. Come on by and finish off Semana De La Raza with some fun by dancing the night away! Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc. and Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc. SATURDAY MAY 14TH, 2011 FAMILY EVENT – please invite friends, family and neighbors
LA GRAN TARDEADA 10am-‐5pm Free community event on the UC Davis East Quad celebrating the Chican@/Latin@ culture and including entertainment, food, a Children's fair, a health fair and much much more! Cuauhtémoc Run on campus begins 7 am Annual Cuauhtémoc Run the morning of La Gran Tardeada. Participants have the option of running or walking a 5K or 10K race. Will be around the arboretum starting behind Mrak hall near music building. M.E.Ch.A de UC Davis Health Fair All Day MU Patio Take blood pressure, glucose levels and other vitals of people from the community while educating them on health issues and ways to be and stay healthy. Clinica Tepati and Chican@’s in Health Education [CHE]
Sponsored and supported by the Chican@/Latin@ Community, ASUCD, Office of Campus and Community relations [OCCR] & Hate Free Initiative, Student Affairs and the Hemispheric Institute for the Americas.
The Chicana/ Latina Research Center (C/LRC) cordially invites you to the Spring Quarter End of Year Celebration on Thursday, May 12th at 12:30-2:30pm in the Garrison Room, 2nd floor of Memorial Union (MU). Join us as we say farewell to the center after 20 years of service. Celebrate the achievements of Chicanas, Latinas & Indigenous Women at UC Davis. Meet Chicana/Latina/Native women faculty, staff, grads & undergrads and strengthen the network of Chicanas, Latinas, & Indigenous women on campus. Refreshments will be served. For more info call (530) 752-8882. Remember: C/LRC Spring Quarter End of Year Celebration Thursday, May 12th at 12:30-2:30pm Garrison Room, 2nd floor of MU Thank you!
sista docta: Performing Black Feminisms Wednesday, May 18, 2011 8:00pm, GIEDT 1001
WRRC presents a performance by Omi Osun Joni L. Jones, Associate Professor and Director of The John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies at the University of Texas, Austin. This performance offers a personal commentary on being an African American woman professor at a predominately European American academic institution. Dr. Jones visit to UCD is made possible by the generous support of the Target Corporations' Target Campus Grants. Co-‐sponsored by the Cross Cultural Center, and the African American and African Studies Department. RSVP for this event on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=212511028774402 Biography Dr. Jones (Ph.D., New York University) specializes in performance scholarship that focuses on identity, ethnography, Yoruba-‐based performance aesthetics, Black Feminisms and Theatre for Social Change. She teaches courses in African-‐American theatre history, the performance of race, performance ethnography, performing Black Feminisms, Yoruba performance, and performance and activism. She was a Fulbright Fellow in Nigeria , 1997-‐1998. While in Nigeria , Dr. Jones taught at Obafemi Awolowo University and contributed Theatre for Social Change workshops to the Forum on Governance and Democracy in Ile-‐ Ife. In Austin, Texas and Washington , D.C. she has received acting awards for her work in professional theatre. Dr. Jones was the opening plenary performer at the Second Annual Performance Studies Conference at Northwestern University with "sista docta." She is currently working on a book on the use of a jazz aesthetic among theatre artists with particular attention to Laurie Carlos, Daniel Alexander Jones, and Sharon Bridgforth, as well as a book documenting the work of The Austin Project-‐-‐-‐a collaborative venture among women of color artists, scholars and activists.
The Sacramento Gay Men's Chorus Presents: One For The Road Songs of traveling, destinations, and the call of the open road. Get in and buckle up, it's going to be a fun ride!!!! Order tickets below. Davis: Sunday - May 15 - 4 PM Tickets available through: www.dccpress.org Sacramento: Friday - April 29th - 8 PM Friday - May 13 - 8 PM Saturday - May 14 - 8 PM Tickets available through: www.sacgaymenschorus.org Loomis: Saturday - April 30th - 7 PM Tickets available through: FumcConcerts5@gmail.com Stockton: Sunday - May 1 - 3 PM Tickets available through: www.cumcstockton.org
Hello and Happy Spring Quarter! This quarter I am taking a research class on how "a Community" changes/developments overtime. For my personal project, I have chosen to study how financial increase/decrease/stability effects community involvement. Below, I have created a survey composed of 6 questions. When time permits, please fill out the questionnaire. Thank you in advance! :-‐) Student involvement and Budget cuts -‐-‐ Melissa Muganzo Community and Regional Development-‐ Major (June 2011) Student Assistant to the Chancellor (2010-‐2011)
Need help figuring out what you will do when you graduate this June?
Social Justice Career Advising (and Resume Review!) Make an appointment this Spring to discuss: • How to include your leadership experience on your resume. • How to build professional relationships with community activists. • Where to look for social justice related jobs. • How the ICC can support you in your career exploration. • What social justice careers are available given your major and
experience. E-mail Career Advisor, Lisa Sanders, at: firstname.lastname@example.org and mention that you want to explore social justice careers in a 15 minute appointment. Lisa is available to meet you for a 1:1 session at any of the following centers:
Cross Cultural Center Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center Internship and Career Center Student Recruitment and Retention Center Women's Resources and Research Center Lisa M. Sanders, M.S. Program Coordinator Liberal Arts and Business Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Internship and Career Center 209 South Hall email@example.com
icc.ucdavis.edu Group Advising Schedule:
Hello! My name is Cirleen DeBlaere, and I am an assistant professor in the College of Education at Lehigh University. My research team and I are conducting a study on the life experiences and well-‐being of lesbian and bisexual women of color. It is our hope that with this study, we can contribute to the understanding of the experiences of individuals with multiple and intersecting minority identities. Your participation is essential to achieving this goal, so we hope that you will take part in our study. In order to participate, you must identify as lesbian or bisexual, as a woman of color (i.e., racial/ethnic minority woman), currently live in North America, and be 18 years of age or older. If you would like to participate in our study, please click on the link below and you will be directed to the online survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LBWOC Thank you VERY much in advance for your time! Please feel free to pass on this link to other people who might be eligible. If you have any question about this study, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. This research has been approved by the Lehigh University Institutional Review Board (IRB# 10/211 R). Sincerely, Cirleen DeBlaere, Ph.D.
Volunteers Needed for LGBQ Minority Stress Study If you are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or questioning, please participate in a national and anonymous on-‐line survey study on the psychological effects of sexual minority stress on LGBQ people’s mental health and identity. The purpose of the study is to better understand interrelationships among shame, emotional ambivalence, internalized homophobia, personal mastery, and the process of positive identity formation. The study is being conducted by Dr. Darrell Greene and Dr. Paula Britton, through John Carroll University and the JCU Education and Allied Studies Department. The study will take about 20 to 30 minutes to complete. Benefit to you as a participant involves contributing to our understanding of the psychological effects of sexual minority stress in our communities, and your knowledge of helping counselors to know how better to help LGB and questioning people with positive identity development. Complete the survey, and be eligible to win from $10 to up to $50 in gift cards. If interested, please go to the following survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LGBQMinorityStressSurvey (Recruitment Statement: LGBQ Minority Stress Survey IRB# 2011-047)
My name is Kari Keller and I am a graduate student in the Department of Psychology at Southern Illinois University-‐Carbondale. Your email address was obtained through the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals. I am currently working on my master’s thesis, chaired by Dr. Ann R. Fischer, and would like to ask you to forward this message on to individuals who may be interested in participating in my research study examining self-identified lesbian women’s perceptions of various counselors. Your participation in this study is completely voluntary and you may withdraw at any time without penalty. If you choose to participate, it will take approximately 30 minutes of your time. All of your responses will be kept confidential and will only be available to the researchers in this study. Upon completion of the survey, you will have the option of submitting your email address to the researcher to enter into a drawing for a chance to win one of three gift certificates for $15 from Barnes & Noble. However, your responses will remain anonymous and not be linked to your email. If you know other lesbian-‐identified women who may be interested in participating in this study, please feel free to pass along this email advertisement or post the link to a social networking website. If you would like to participate in this study, please visit the following website : https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/womensperceptionsofcounselors To encourage participation, you may be contacted up to 2 more times; however, your email address will not be used for any other purposes. If you enter into the drawing, you will be contacted if your name is randomly chosen. If you have any questions or concerns about this study, please feel free to contact me by email at email@example.com or by phone at (920) 946-‐5800. You may also contact Dr. Fischer by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for taking the time to assist me in this research. Kari Keller This study has been reviewed and approved by the SIUC Human Subjects Committee. Questions concerning your rights as a participant in this research may be addressed to the Committee Chairperson, Office of Research Development and Administration, SIUC, Carbondale, IL 62901-‐4709. Phone (618) 453-‐4533. E-‐mail: email@example.com
Dear students, I would like to invite you to participate in a research study that is being conducted by a doctoral student at the Pennsylvania State University. Participation is voluntary, consists of an online survey, and should take approximately 10 minutes to complete. As a participant, you will be eligible to enter a raffle in which you may be selected to receive your choice of either a $40 Starbucks giftcard or a Rainbow Pride Flag ($40 value). Please see below for more information. You can click on the web link to learn more about the study, and to participate if you’d like. I hope you will consider participating,
Seeking . . . “A Few Good Men” I am conducting a research study to learn about the factors that influence how gay men feel about themselves. I am seeking voluntary participants who are male, self-‐identify as gay, and who are between the ages of 18 and 25 years. This is an online survey that will take about 10 minutes to complete. No self-‐identifying information will be asked, and your decision to participate as well as your responses will be kept private, and confidential. To participate, click on the web link! https://www.psychdata.com/s.asp?SID=140115 As thanks for your participation, you will be given the opportunity at the end of the survey to enter a raffle. For every 50 participants, one individual will be randomly selected to receive his choice of a Rainbow Pride Flag (valued at $40) or a $40 Starbucks giftcard. If you know other males who may be less open or out regarding their sexual orientation, I am greatly interested in receiving their input – please forward this information to them! This research study has received an exemption determination by the Office of Research Protections at The Pennsylvania State University. This research study is being conducted by Mark Patishnock who is a doctoral student at the Pennsylvania State University, and is being supervised by Dr. Kathleen Bieschke, who is a faculty member in the department of Counselor Education, Counseling Psychology, and Rehabilitation Services at the Pennsylvania State University. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or myself at email@example.com Sincerely, Mark F. Patishnock, M.A.