March 15, 2006

Research Opportunity for Individuals with Lesbian Parents!

A good friend of mine has begun her doctoral research. Consider participating or passing this information along.

If you are between the ages of 18 to 25 years old and grew up with a lesbian parent or parents, you are eligible to participate in a research study. The study is being conducted by Kate Kuvalanka, a doctoral candidate at the University of Maryland, College Park, and an active member of COLAGE (Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere) for the past 10+ years.

The purpose of Kate's dissertation is to explore participants' experiences living with lesbian parents during adolescence. The study also examines the ways in which participants as adolescents dealt with society's homophobia and people's negative attitudes and beliefs regarding lesbian and gay people. If you are interested in participating in Kate's study, please contact her either by email at kkuvalan[at] or by phone at (301) 405-6344. Participants will be given $25 for their time.

If you are not eligible to participate but know someone who is, please pass this information on to
her/him. Kate really appreciates your help with spreading the word about her study!