Thank you for your participation in this
survey of the process of
out to one's family. The purpose of this study is to better understand
ways in which people choose to tell their parents that they are not
heterosexual. If you
decide to participate, your involvement will take no more than 30 minutes
time. We will ask you to read through the rest of this page, click one
of the boxes at the
end, then go on to the survey on the next page.
participation is completely voluntary and you
decide at any time that you
do not want to continue. All information is completely confidential, and
you will not
be asked for any personal information, such as email address, name, or
number. Your responses will be emailed anonymously to a research account
dedicated only to receiving answers to this survey. No identifying
information will be
included with these responses, nor will it be sought.
following questions, you will be asked
about what it was like for
you to come out to each of your parents. If you are out to only one
whatever reason, you will only need to answer questions about that
parent. If you are not out to either parent, you will be asked
questions that apply to other aspects of coming out.
One more thing
- the use of the word "gay" is
simplicity and refers here to both men and women. If
bisexual or transgendered, queer or questioning,
with the survey, and assume that all questions apply to you. There will
opportunity for you to distinguish yourself from the gay population and
will be considered as unique, as well as part of the group.
**This survey is completely confidential. Please answer honestly and
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
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