The Study

It’s about our communities. It’s about each of us. It’s about health.

What is The Pride Study?

The Pride Study is the first large-scale, long-term health study of people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ), or another sexual or gender minority.

By participating in The PRIDE Study over time, your unique story teaches us about the health and wellbeing of LGBTQ people like you.

To participate, please join the Pride Study.

What is the goal of The Pride Study?

The mission of The PRIDE Study is to improve the health of LGBTQ people. To meet this goal, we need to understand how being LGBTQ affects your health. The PRIDE Study deeply explores how the experience of being LGBTQ is related to all aspects of health and life. We study the unique health care disparities, strengths, and resiliencies of our communities. We share our findings through a variety of methods to impact LGBTQ communities and health professionals.

Learn more about The Impact of the Pride study.

What does it mean to join The PRIDE Study?

30 minutes once a year is all it takes to change LGBTQ health! As a participant in The PRIDE Study, we will send you a brief online annual health questionnaire. Some participants will be invited to complete online questionnaires about specific health topics.

Who is conducting The PRIDE Study?

The PRIDE Study is conducted by doctors and research scientists at the University of California, San Francisco. Health questionnaires are designed with the input of a national expert advisory board.

Learn more about The Team behind The PRIDE Study.

How is my information kept safe?

As doctors and research scientists, we understand that information about your life and health is personal. Like our patients’ health information, it is our priority to keep the information you share private and secure. All communications between you and our system are secure electronic transmissions, and our data centers are physically secured. All our systems meet the requirements defined by federal law (United States Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act or HIPAA).

How is my information shared?

Your participation in The PRIDE Study is wasted if we don’t share the results with the people and organizations that can make real change for LGBTQ health. Results from The PRIDE Study will be shared directly with you, healthcare professionals, policy-makers, and community organizations. We will never share individual information; only aggregate data will be shared.

How is the The PRIDE Study funded?

The PRIDE Study is supported by resources at the University of California, San Francisco, in-kind product donations, pro bono services, and individual philanthropic donors. We also actively seek funding from foundations that focus on health, LGBTQ issues, and social justice. As The PRIDE Study grows and preliminary data is available, we will seek large-scale funding from public and private medical research organizations.

How can I (or my organization) support The PRIDE Study?

Join! If you identify as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ), or another sexual or gender minority adult, please join The PRIDE Study today. If you are not eligible (see eligibility information in the FAQ) or prefer not to participate in the study, you can still make an impact!

  • Share PRIDE! Help us spread the word, if you are part of a group or organization interested in publicizing the study, please see our resources page for materials you can share, publicize the study on social media, or contact us.
  • Donate! Every dollar, every minute, every resource helps ensure the long-term success of The PRIDE Study and its efforts to improve the health of the LGBTQ community
  • Learn! Join our mailing list today to stay informed.

For any additional questions, please see our FAQ or reach out to us directly.