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Wednesday, July 13th, 2011
11:16 pm - Research Study of Bisexual Women's Experiences - please participate!!

bi_women_study
I am a doctoral student in clinical psychology and am recruiting participants for my IRB-approved dissertation study on the experiences of bisexual women who are in exclusive romantic relationships (including marriages, civil unions and other partnerships). Please consider participating, if you or someone you know fits this description! Participation is via a secure online survey, is anonymous, and takes about 30 minutes, and participants can enter a survey to win one of three $25 gift cards. Here's the link; more information is below. 

http://edu.surveygizmo.com/s3/583968/Bisexual-Women-s-Experiences-of-Prejudice-and-Support



Cheers,


Liz Clark, M.A.
 

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Hello!

My name is Elizabeth Clark and I am a doctoral student in clinical psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. I am currently working on my dissertation under the supervision of Dr. Braden Berkey. My dissertation research seeks to increase our understanding of the experience of bisexual women who are in monogamous romantic relationships. Specifically, the study investigates bisexual women’s experiences of both stigma against and support for their bisexual identity, and explores possible links between experiences of stigma and mental health. Findings from this study will help mental health clinicians work with bisexual women in a more informed, culturally competent manner, and may also inform the development or improvement of policies and programs serving the bisexual community.

I am writing to ask you to participate in my dissertation research by responding to an online survey that can be accessed using the link below. As stated above, we are interested in the experiences of bisexual-identified adult women who are currently in a monogamous romantic relationship (including dating, marriages, civil unions, and other life partnerships). In recognition of the distinct experiences of transgender individuals and their partners, only cisgender (i.e., non-trans-identified) participants are sought for the current study. We are seeking a diverse group of respondents of varying race/ethnicity, level of education, socioeconomic status, and age. Everyone who takes the survey must be 18 years old or older. Please consider participating if you are eligible, and please feel free to forward this announcement to friends, loved ones, and colleagues who may be eligible.

If you choose to participate, no identifying information or names will be collected. Your name cannot be connected in any way to the responses you provide; responses are completely anonymous in this study. The researcher will store the data on a secure, encrypted computer drive. Only the researcher (Elizabeth Clark), advisor (Dr. Berkey), and a trained research assistant will have access to the data. 

There is a minimal risk of discomfort or anxiety due to the nature of the questions asked; however, you are free stop participation in the research at any time.

By participating in this survey, you are helping researchers better understand the experiences of bisexual women in relationships. Additionally, by telling us about your experiences, you are helping add to the body of research about bisexuality as distinct from gay or lesbian identity. The more research there is on bisexual identity and experience, the more recognition bisexuality is likely to receive from the field of psychology and from the general public. 

For the purposes of this study, the researcher asks that you or any respondent complete the study only one time.  The total time commitment is approximately 30 minutes, and the entire survey is completed online. After you complete the survey, you will have the opportunity to provide your email address if you would like to be entered into a drawing for one of three $25 Amazon.com gift cards. If you provide your email address, it is not linked in any way to your responses, which will remain anonymous.
 
If you would like to participate, please click the following link:

http://edu.surveygizmo.com/s3/583968/Bisexual-Women-s-Experiences-of-Prejudice-and-Support
 
If you have any further questions about the study, you may contact the researcher, Elizabeth Clark, by email at eac6200@ego.thechicagoschool.edu or you may contact the researcher’s advisor, Dr. Braden Berkey, at bberkey@thechicagoschool.edu or 312.467.2351.  This study was approved by the Institutional Review Board of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology on June 28, 2011.
 

Thank you!!
~ Elizabeth Clark, M.A.
 

current mood: curious

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Sunday, May 15th, 2011
11:55 pm - LGBQ survey

schtuf

The researchers of this study need more people to fill out their survey. It's about LGBQ individuals' high school experiences. Was your high school anti-gay? Was it supportive?

Go have your voice heard!

Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LGBQexperience
Password: pride


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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011
4:33 pm - when she lowers her eyes......

tipsykitten
When she lowers her eyes she seems to hold all the beauty in the world between her eyelids; when she raises them I see only myself in her gaze. Kate Lesbian Dating blog

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Wednesday, April 20th, 2011
12:48 pm - Portrait Session for your kidlets.

hygher
Do you have an adorable kid or know someone in San Diego, Los Angeles or the Antelope Valley area that does? That adorable child could win a free portraiture session and $20 credit. Runner up wins 50% off their session fee. You can view my work on the Happiness is...photography website for an idea of the session you would be receiving.

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Here’s how it works:

1: You email a snapshot of your absolutely adorable kid 0-12 to Rachel{at}HappinessIsPhotography.com by April 27, 2011 11:59 PDT. Please include their first name , age, and one thing you love about them as well as your contact information so I can contact you when you win.

2: I upload all the pictures to the Happiness is… Photography facebook page and you get your friends and family to vote by liking your child’s picture on the facebook page .

3: The kid with the most likes on their picture by 11:59 PDT on May 7th,2011 will win. The kid with the 2nd highest number of votes will win the runner's up prize.

For all the fine print check out the Happiness is… Photography Blog

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Tuesday, April 19th, 2011
9:13 pm - My new FTM YOUTUBE Channel!

ryryrendon
hello!

im ryan, and im ftm! yah

i just wanted to post about my new youtube channel, where im trying to set up a place for people to talk about ftm everyday issues. Ive set up a few videos already and am open to ideas to make new videos. one of the more important reasons for doing this was because i felt that the lgbt community has a way of excluding queer people of color, and being hispanic myself, i identify with this feeling. i havent seen much out there based on these issues and thought maybe this could be a place for some of that to be spoken about.

well heres the channel check it out!

http://www.youtube.com/user/ryanrendon1?feature=mhum

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Tuesday, December 14th, 2010
2:24 am - American Institute of Bisexuality Launches Message of Hope on International Human Rights Day

bialogue
As we commemorate International Human Rights Day, the American Institute of Bisexuality is launching a message of hope for bisexual teens who suffer bullying and harassment along with their gay, lesbian and transgender peersCollapse )




current mood: thoughtful

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Saturday, November 20th, 2010
12:05 am - I Am a Lesbian Married to a Straight Man

tipsykitten
Where do I begin?

Well, I will just start from where I think I had my first inclination.
When I was about 11 years old, I felt an attraction to girls when most of my friends were feeling an attraction to boys...you know 11 year old girls, all about the "boy bands" and pop music...while my friends were into NSYNC, I was more "attracted" I guess you could say to singers like Christina Aguillera.

I never got vocal about my feelings but to one friend of mine whom I have known since I was 4. She said she had felt the same things too, and whereas young people are curious, we were curious together.
read the rest of her story here
also visit kategrace a free lesbian dating community or Lesbian America Lesbian Dating Personals News & Local Events

thanks to you all and god bless

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Wednesday, November 17th, 2010
10:04 pm - [USA] cast of "Rose" tell bisexual teens "It Gets Better"

bifilms
The cast of the web series 'Rose By Any Other Name . . .' give their support to bisexual teens out there in the Collapse )




current mood: hopeful

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Thursday, April 8th, 2010
7:48 pm - and now for something completely different: a Klein Sexual Orientation Grid meme!

bialogue
becasue life is too short not to have a bit of funCollapse )




current mood: silly

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Thursday, March 4th, 2010
7:44 pm - [LA]: LECTURE and RECEPTION Dr. Lisa Diamond: Bisexuality & Sexual Fluidity on March 6th

bialogue
Hear noted researcher Dr. Lisa Diamond speak about the topic of sexual fluidity and her Lambda-nominated book 'Sexual Fluidity: Understanding Women’s Love and Desire' at the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center this SaturdayCollapse )



current mood: curious

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Sunday, January 24th, 2010
9:32 pm - Academic Bi: New International Mailing List/Yahoo Group

bialogue
for the Discussion of and the Exchange of Information and Ideas about Topics related to Bisexual/Pansexual Theory, Queer Theory and the Academic Study of Bisexuality, Pansexuality, Fluidity, et. al.Collapse )


yes please DO X-Post




current mood: working

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Wednesday, December 30th, 2009
2:02 am - [Bi Women]: Call For Submission - Spring 2010 issue will be BI YOUTH

bialogue
Attention Bisexual, Pansexual, Fluid + Queer-identified Youth (25 and under) Robyn Ochs, Editor of the quarterly newsletter 'Bi Women' invites you to submit pieces for the Spring 2010 issueCollapse )


yes please DO X-Post




current mood: creative

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Friday, December 18th, 2009
10:33 pm - TIPS FOR A HAPPY HOLIDAY

bialogue
If you are gay, lesbian, bisexual, fluid, pansexual, queer-identified, transgender, genderqueer . . .Collapse )



current mood: cheerful

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Thursday, November 5th, 2009
2:09 pm - At Home Insemination for the LGBT Community

tipsykitten
Have you and your partner contemplated having a baby? Have you done research about your options and found nothing that isn't expensive or takes years of waiting? This is a problem that plagues the LGBT community.There is a solution, though. Women have turned to home insemination kits in order to conceive. Home insemination is an affordable solution for the LGBT community and has emerged as a real solution for women who want to conceive.
At Home Insemination vs. IVF and AIArtificial Insemination and IVF treatments are so incredibly costly, and in this economy it makes it very hard for any couple to even consider having a baby. The success rates of AI are anywhere from 5-25%. Did you know that when couples attempt to get pregnant, the at home success rates are almost identical to that percentage?
Why spend thousands of dollars on AI when you can spend significantly less, have the same success rates, and be able to stay in the privacy of your own home?
This is a question women are asking themselves. Is it really worth it to go through the emotionally exhausting and financially draining IVF procedure?
Instead of choosing IVF or AI at a fertility clinic, women are choosing at home insemination. With at home insemination kits, they can have everything they need at their disposal. They are able to inseminate themselves with the same success rate as they would in a doctor's office, and spend less money.
For significantly less cost, women can now have the same technology they would get in a doctor's office. This makes the choice very easy for many women.
Those who are interested in at home insemination can choose The Total Conception. The Total Conception was designed specifically for the LGBT community. The kit provides women with the best technology in order to help them conceive.
For more information, visit kate Grace Lesbian Dating Community

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Thursday, October 29th, 2009
7:20 pm - [USA]: A "Rose" blooms on YouTube

bifilms
come watch the fun new Weekly Web TV Series 'Rose By Any Other Name . . .' all about modern life, love and mannersCollapse )



current mood: amused

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Tuesday, October 13th, 2009
1:54 pm - Please take this survey to help other lesbian moms!

choose_again

My name is Sequoia and I am a graduate student in Counseling Psych and a lesbian. As part of a GLBT course I am researching lesbian parenting; both so that I can help lesbian couples as a counselor, and in preparation of my own parenting goals eventually. I want to include some women’s voices as part of my paper so that it is not just about dry research. I am collecting these perspectives through an online survey, and then I will include snippets in my paper. Everything will be anonymous and only used in this paper.

 

Here is the link to the survey: http://tinyurl.com/yfz4e3h

 

This survey is to get personalized, subjective opinions and experiences about the decision-making and interpersonal process of lesbian couples who became planned parents through donor insemination.

To complete this survey, please make sure that you match the following criteria:

  • you identify as a woman-who-loves-exclusively-women, regardless of the term you choose to use.
  • you and another woman decided to become parents through using donor insemination (not adoption, not from previous relationship, etc) such that either you or your partner became pregnant and the intention is to raise the child together as co-mothers.

Feel free to answer as many or as few questions as you feel comfortable, with as much or little detail as you like.

This survey will be used in a graduate counseling paper, not in formal research. The results will all be anonymous.

Thank you so much for your participation and your inspiration!

 

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Saturday, October 10th, 2009
1:49 am - [USA]: Bisexual Voices Speak Out on National Equality March!

bialogue
We've come to it at last—what so many have been talking about, wondering about, and even fighting about for the past several months. The National Equality MarchCollapse )




current mood: interested

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Saturday, October 3rd, 2009
6:15 am - [USA]: National Equality March: Bisexual Inclusion Isn't That Hard

bialogue
the problem that the National Equality March kept missing was that they hadn't given us the courtesy as a community to define ourselves - they kept telling us their (frequently skewed) vision of whom they thought we wereCollapse )




current mood: determined

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Wednesday, August 5th, 2009
8:59 pm - [Chicago USA]: Bi Health Summit -- just over a week away!

bialogue
Please join us at the Chicago Hilton Towers on Friday, August 14th for an all-day, can't-miss conference on the critical issues and most up to date information on bisexual health.Collapse )

current mood: optimistic

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Sunday, August 2nd, 2009
1:46 pm - Anybody into video poetry?

msbekkah


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