There is a great deal of interesting and important research on LGBT communities being carried out at the moment, much of this research relies on LGBT people getting involved and sharing their experiences. If you are LGBT and would like to have your voice heard by participating in ongoing research see below for projects you can get involved in.

Queerantine Study

Researchers from the University of Sussex and UCL want to know how LGBTQ+ people are doing during lockdown. Please help them find out how our community is doing by completing the survey here:

akt survey: your experiences with homelessness

LGBTQ+? Experienced any form* of homelessness within the last five years, while age 16-25?

akt want to hear from you.

The results from this anonymous survey will be used to centre your voice and experience, to better support future LGBTQ+ young people:

Children and Young People Patient Experience Survey Question Design

The Children and Young People’s Patient Experience survey gathers feedback on recent experiences of hospital care. It’s a national survey with about 35,000 people completing the questionnaire each year. The questionnaire asks about recent hospital experience but also includes demographic questions such as age, gender etc.

At the moment the gender question only allows two answer options 'male' and 'female'. In light of the diversity of genders that exist, we would like to update this question(s). Updating the question is important for inclusivity, for understanding if there are differences in patient experience due to gender and for improving services. We have developed four potential questions that we would like to show children and young people to get their views on. We are asking children and young people of all genders to participate in 30 minute interviews to see which question they like best and how it can be improved. Ideally, we want to include Children and Young People aged 8 – 17 years who identify as transgender, non-binary, agender, another gender or are maybe unsure.

We are happy to chat to groups of friends and each will receive the £25 voucher as a thank you. We will not ask any personal information – we simply want feedback on the potential questions.

Please get in touch with Hazel (she/her) or Cleona (she/her) at or call 01865 208127. We are offering £40 Amazon or Love2Shop voucher as a thank you.

Please note that all children and young people aged 15 and under will need parental consent to take part.

Deadline: 28/10/2020

LGBTQ* UK COVID-19 Lockdown Experiences Online Survey

We want to hear about your experiences during the pandemic – good or bad or both – in our NEW survey! Whether you took part in our First Survey, or you’re new to the project, we would love to have you involved! Our UK project contributes to a funded international study on LGBTQ* responses to the pandemic. Find the early results from our First Survey (18-35 years) and see our re-designed new anonymous online Second Survey for all LGBTQ* adults aged 18-60. You can find out more information and access the survey via our website:

Or please email the research team for more details:

Fiona Tasker and Marie Houghton: and

Deadline: 18/12/2020

LGBTI peoples’ Socioeconomic and Wellbeing Experiences: A Dynamic Investigation in the UK

The overarching aim of this study is to explore how past life experiences and moderating factors affect current socio-economic and wellbeing experiences of LGBTI people living in the UK. Research questions explore:

  • What are the impacts of significant events throughout the life course on current health and wellbeing experiences for LGBTI middle-aged/seniors?This question will be addressed by exploring two general periods; childhood experiences (0-18 years) and adulthood, and will consider events such as school and/or workplace bullying, feelings of victimisation, experiences of discrimination, etc
  • How is mental health amongst LGBTI people affected by life experiences?
  • How much of an impact do moderating factors (family support, family socio-economic background, spousal support, discriminatory legislation) have on LGBTI peoples’ current health and wellbeing experiences?
  • What are the experiences of LGBTI people accessing and using healthcare services? (in relation to their needs as they have been formulating by the societal bias, and exploring these links)
  • How does gender identity affect workplace outcomes? How do perceived and actual psychological characteristics of masculinity and femininity affect workplace outcomes, in LGBTI people? Associations will be explored between middle-aged/seniors’ personality and psychological traits and current socio-economic status, and well-being/health indicators.

You can participate by completing this survey:

Deadline: 31/10/2020

Interruptions and access to gender transition related healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic

Researchers from the University of Bradford are conducting research to try to better-understand the impact of any interruptions and barriers to accessing transition related healthcare during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. I am asking questions about:

  • What interruptions and barriers to receiving cross-hormone treatment have occurred during lockdown and how this differed across the UK?
  • What is the personal/social/health impact on Trans individuals on the removal, delay or threat of delay to cross-hormone treatment due to covid?
  • What is the personal/social/health impact of postponed gender affirming surgery assessments or surgery on individuals?
  • How good has communication between GICs and patients during COVID-19 and the extent to which waiting times are affected?

They are seeking participants for the study, who must be aged 18 or older and able to give informed consent, self-identify as Trans* (ftm/mtf, non-binary, gender fluid) and are in receipt of or engaged with transition related healthcare (NHS or Shared Care), and living in the UK during the coronavirus health crisis. Participation in the study would require completing one 60 minute interview (online or phone) with me Jack López, at a time and space convenient to you. Your anonymity is guaranteed. If you would like to be interviewed and/or know more about the project please contact me via or DM @anthroLopez (twitter) for more information.

Deadline: 15/12/2020

What Provisions are Implemented within Educational Settings to Positively Support Transgender Children?

This research project focuses on Transgender Youth; specifically the support provided within Primary and Secondary institutions to support a transitioning child. There are two questionnaires for different audiences:

One questionnaire will be solely for adults aged 18+, who transitioned during their schooling years and can openly discuss their experiences, please see the information sheet and consent form before filling in the survey below.

Questionnaire for Adults (18+) -

A second questionnaire is available for parent(s)/guardian(s) to complete on behalf of the child in their care (5-17 years), who may recently have began their transition.Please see the information sheet and consent form before filling in the survey below.

Questionnaire for Parent(s)/Guardian(s) -

Understanding LGBTQ+ young people’s self-management of their mental health and wellbeing

Rosa Town, a PhD student from University College London, is researching how LGBTQ+ young people self-manage their mental health. She would like to hear from young people who identify as LGBTQ+ about their experiences of managing their mental health on their own, how they would define self-management, and anything that stops them from or helps them to manage their mental health on their own. There are two ways to get involved in this exciting new project:

  1. Participating in a one-hour telephone/online interview or focus group
  2. Becoming a member of an Informal Advisory Group which will meet online

Participants in this project will receive a £10 One4all digital voucher as a thank you for their time.

To find out more, please email

User research, design and evaluation of digital health interventions

This research is on the use and curation of safe online spaces by LGBTQ+ individuals, for which I need interview participants. The interview should last no longer than 30-40mins and will take place via Microsoft Teams either by video or voice call, whichever you are more comfortable with. You will receive a £15 (or equivalent in your preferred currency) Amazon voucher for your participation!

In order to participate, you must:

  • Be aged 18 or above
  • Be able to communicate in English
  • Identify as LGBTQ+
  • Regularly engage with social media

If you are interested in taking part or would like more information, please contact me by e-mail at

Queer Mediated Intimacies – LGBTIQ+ individuals use of dating and hook up apps.

Are you LGBTIQ+ or another form of sexual or gender identity, 18 or over, live in the UK, and have used dating/hook up apps in the past three years? Then this is the study for you.

This study looks at how LGBTIQ+ individuals use dating/hook up apps and how individuals use them to socialise and to be intimate with one another.

Please contact Dean Inwood on the email address below for more information. If you choose to take part, you will be required to complete an app-usage diary and an interview, for more information please contact the researcher. If you would like to take part in this research sign up here, or contact the research:

Seeking Participants for University of Manchester Study into LGBTIQ+ Experiences of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Researchers at the University of Manchester are seeking people who identify as LGBTIQ+, are over 18 years old, and living in the UK or Brazil, who are willing to complete a ~60-minute interview via zoom, which will be recorded and transcribed (if consent provided), and anonymised.

For more information about getting involved please see here:

Experiences of Male Carers of Partners and Spouses

Using visual research methods, this project is aiming to delve more into the experiences of male carers, and how a caring role can have a positive/negative impact on them and their mental well-being.

This study is looking for men living in NW England, aged over 35 and who have cared in the past 7 years or are currently providing care in any capacity to a spouse, partner, or significant other

To take part please visit:

Contact email:

PhD Study Exploring Image Based Sexual Abuse Within the LGBTQ Community

Researchers at the University of Birmingham invite you to take part in a PhD study that relates to the impact of Image Based Sexual Abuse on the mental health and well-being of LGBTQ individuals.

The study evaluation will require you to take part in a discussion with Ronnie who is one of the researchers. You will talk in private about your experiences of any impact that Image Based Sexual Abuse has had upon your mental health and well-being. We expect that it may last about 45-60 minutes.

The study link can be found at

The team will be pleased to answer any questions you may have about this evaluation. Email:

Understanding Self Harm Amongst Young Adults who Identify as Gender Non-binary

Do you identify as gender non-binary?

Do you have experience of self-harm or urges to self-harm?

If so, you may be interested in taking part in a research study. The study is aiming to gain a better understanding of self-harm in gender diverse populations and what can help.

Who can take part?

We are looking for English speaking young adults (aged 18-30) who have experience of self-harm and identify as gender non-binary (or any of the related labels).

What will it involve?

The study will involve attending an interview in which you will be asked about your experiences of self-harm in a non-judgemental and supportive environment. The interview process will last up to 1 hour 30 minutes. In order to maintain social distancing, interviews will take place over the phone or via Zoom video conferencing.

If you would like some more information or are interested in taking part please contact researcher, Hannah Gosling.


Phone: 07572648979

Self-Injury in Young Bisexual People: a Longitudinal Investigation (SIBL)

Research has found that young bisexual people are at a higher risk of self-injury. As yet, reasons for this are not known. The SIBL study aims to increase insight into why this might be. We are recruiting young bisexual people to complete six online surveys, that total around 10-15 mins each. To take part in the study, participants must identify as bisexual and/or attracted to more than one gender, be aged between 16-25, have experienced thoughts/urges/behaviours of non-suicidal self-injury and have access to a computer/smartphone. Participation is completely online, so there is no requirement for participants to meet face-to-face with researchers.

Participants have the option of being entered into prize draws for £50 Amazon vouchers. Participants earn one entry for every survey they complete, with the chance to win up to £300 of vouchers. We have created a short 2-minute informational video that you may wish to watch that can be accessed here:

If you are eligible to take part and would like a researcher to contact you to explain the study in more detail, please complete our consent-to-contact form that can be accessed here:

Deadline: 13th November 2020

Research on Bisexuality in the Workplace

We are looking for people who are UK resident, have worked in the UK for a minimum of 2 years and identify themselves as bisexual.

The overall purpose of this research is to investigate the identity work of bisexual employees in the workplace.

Participants will be asked to meet for a chat lasting about 30-40 minutes, at a (quiet) location of their choice. Interviews will be carried out by Dora Jandric, the research assistant on the project. Interviews can also be carried out on Skype or by telephone.

If you are interested in taking part, please email Dora Jandric at:

Please note that unless otherwise stated, the research listed here is being carried out by organisations external to LGBT Foundation. While we have made every effort to ensure that this research is being carried out in line with our ethical research guidelines, we cannot take direct responsibility for these projects and cannot guarantee the subsequent publication of the research that we are promoting below. Any queries related to these research opportunities should be directed to the relevant university or organisation.