Survey - understanding of gay men’s sexual experiences -2012

posted 9 May 2012, 02:44 by Kerry LGBT Project   [ updated 9 May 2012, 02:45 ]



My name is Lorraine McDonagh and I’m a PhD student at the National University of Ireland, Galway. I am currently looking for men to take part in an international research study. The aim of my research is to improve our understanding of gay men’s sexual experiences, in particular sexual difficulties. Previous research in this area has mostly focused on heterosexual men.


We are looking for as many gay men as possible from the general public to take part.


To participate, all you need to do is fill in an anonymous questionnaire online.


This confidential survey should take no longer than 20-30 minutes to complete.


If you take part, you will be entered into a prize draw for a €175 voucher.


If you think you may be interested in helping out, please click on the following link:


If you know anyone else who may be interested in participating, please share this email with them. Your input is greatly appreciated!


If you would like to hear more, or if you have any questions, feel free to contact me at any time.


Kind Regards,


Lorraine McDonagh


Centre for Research on Occupational and Life Stress

School of Psychology

National University of Ireland, Galway



Tel: +353-91-495951 or +353-91-495952



LGBT Parenthood Survey-2012

posted 9 May 2012, 02:40 by Kerry LGBT Project   [ updated 9 May 2012, 02:40 ]

The Parenthood Research survey is now live on our website


If you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, living in Ireland, and you already are a parent or are planning to be a parent we would really appreciate it if you could take this survey. 

The link is:

There is a direct link to it from our home page as well.


The LGBT Parenthood Survey is seeking to identify the experiences and needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) parents and those planning to be parents in Ireland. This is the first time that a study of this nature has been carried out in Ireland and our aim is to build up a picture of these experiences so that we can inform service provision and policy changes for LGBT parents and those planning to be parents.

The findings from the survey will be published and widely disseminated to Government and relevant State bodies, NGOs and advocacy groups, both mainstream and LGBT, to assist them in effecting positive change for LGBT parents and those planning parenthood. The study findings will be shared with all LGBT organisations in Ireland and in particular support groups and organisations to assist them in meeting the needs of the community.

We are currently looking for participants to complete an anonymous survey.

You are invited to participate if you:

  • ·         Identify as a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender person.
  • ·         Are a parent or are planning to be a parent. (The term parent includes biological and non-biological parents, guardians, adoptive parents and foster parents, living with or separately from our child/children of all ages)
  • ·         Aged 18 years and over
  • ·         Living in the Republic of Ireland


Bernadette Smyth

Development Worker - South East

Edmund Rice Youth & Community Multiplex

Manor Street, Waterford

Mobile: 086 877 5818 

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