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Thank you for your interest.  Information and resource materials are available below.  

This study is now CLOSED.  

Access the online survey at 

Dear potential participant,

There has been a growing amount of research done on the experiences of gay and bisexual youth, but most of it has been done in the United States and in the largest cities.  What makes this study different is that it will look at the experiences of Canadian male youth in Windsor and Essex County.

By participating and sharing your experiences in an online participant survey or an in-person, open-ended interview, you can make a valuable contribution to both the historical record and our social future.  Because the results of this study will be publicly available, its findings have the potential to influence social policy and be used to train people who work with youth.  Any information provided will be kept in the strictest confidence and any quotation will be done as to keep it anonymous.  You will be given $30 for your participation to help make up for any transportation costs if selected for an interview.  In addition, you will have the opportunity to be entered into a draw for one of two awards of $100 at the conclusion of the study.  All respondents to the online participant survey will also have the opportunity to be entered into the draw.  The draw for the raffle will be decided by a random number generator. 

I am looking for young gay and bisexual men (16-26 year of age) of all backgrounds and ethnicities who are or have been romantically or sexually attracted to other males.  You don’t need to have had sex yet.  You only need to live or have lived in Windsor or Essex County now or at least until 2009 and for half of your life. 

If you know of any other young men that you think might be interested in participating, please feel free to have them contact me or go to www.professormattson.com for the Letter of Information for this study.  To set up an interview, please contact me via email at professormattson@gmail.com or go to www.professormattson.com for more information.

Thank you very much for your time,

Scott Mattson, MA (PhD candidate)

University of Windsor

This study has been reviewed and received ethics clearance through the University of Windsor Research Ethics Board

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