Experiences of LGBTQIA+ People with Visible Differences

Experiences of LGBTQIA+ People with Visible Differences

Experiences of LGBTQIA+ People with Visible Differences

Participants required to explore the experiences of LGBTQIA+people aged 15-24 with visible differences.

We’ve been contacted by Emma Waite, a doctoral student from the Centre for Appearance Research based at the University of the West of England.

She is conducting research looking at the experiences of young people aged 15-24 from the LGBTQIA+ community who have an appearance-altering condition or injury. This could obviously cover many conditions or injuries but if you’re reading about this research on the DBF Website, it might be likely to involve amputation or limb difference, which would provide useful information for the study.

Emma has created an online survey to gather her initial information. It is open to anyone aged between 15 and 24 who self-identifies as part of an LGBTQIA+ community. It will take about 20-30 minutes to complete and questions focus on participants’ experiences and their thoughts and feelings about these.

All answers will be fully anonymised and participants will be invited to enter a prize draw with the possibility of receiving a £25 shopping voucher as a thank you for taking part.

The study has received full ethical approval.

Experiences of LGBTQIA+ People with Visible Differences – The Study

“This doctoral research at the Centre for Appearance Research is focused on understanding the experiences of LGBTQIA+ young people with visible differences, such as limb difference, and their thoughts and feelings about these experiences. Taking part involves completing one short online survey (20-30 minutes) and anyone who is aged 15-24 years and self-identifies as being part of an LGBTQIA+ community as well as having a visible difference can take part. The researchers particularly welcome those with intersecting identities. As a thank you for taking part, everyone who participates will be invited to enter a prize draw, with the chance of winning a £25 shopping voucher. To take part scan the QR code or click the link: https://go.uwe.ac.uk/LGBTQIAVisDiff

Taking Part

Please do take part if you’re eligible and able to do so. As well as helping Emma out with her useful doctoral research, you could be helping other people with visible differences in the LGBTQIA+ community with the information you provide. The findings from research undertaken by committed students and graduates often provide valuable insights and results with benefits to others.

Experiences of LGBTQIA+ People with Visible Differences