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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 well-being of LGBTQ people like you.

To participate, please join The PRIDE Study.

What is the goal of The PRIDE Study?

The goal 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 help LGBTQ communities and health professionals.

Learn more about The Impact of The PRIDE Study.

What does it mean to join The PRIDE Study?

A minimum of 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. You can choose how much you participate. Some participants will be invited to complete more online questionnaires about specific health topics.

Who is conducting The PRIDE Study?

The PRIDE Study is conducted by doctors and research scientists at University of California, San Francisco. Health questionnaires are designed with the input of national expert advisors. The study receives input from PRIDEnet and its Participant Advisory Committee.

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.

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. Only pooled data about groups of people in the study will be shared and we work to ensure this data cannot be traced back to you.

How is The PRIDE Study funded?

We are supported by resources from the University of California - San Francisco, research grants, product donations, pro bono services, and individual donations. In addition, we actively seek funding from foundations that focus on health, LGBTQ issues, and social justice as well as research grants from public and private institutions.

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

Join!

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. We welcome participants with all sexual and gender minority identities – such as same-gender-loving, Two Spirit, gender-fluid, among many others – as you will help us best understand the diversity of our health issues across the USA. If you are not eligible or prefer not to participate, you can still have an impact.

Share PRIDE!

Help us spread the word by publicizing the study. See our resources page for materials you can share on social media or in your local community. You can also contact us for more ways to share PRIDE.

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.

To learn more about our efforts to engage national LGBTQ community members in every step of our research process, click here.

What mark will you leave?