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Research study of Bisexual Women's Experiences - please participate!! [13 Jul 2011|11:43pm]

[ mood | curious ]

 I am a doctoral student in clinical psychology and am recruiting participants for my IRB-approved dissertation study on the experiences of bisexual women who are in exclusive romantic relationships (including marriages, civil unions and other partnerships). Please consider participating, if you or someone you know fits this description! Participation is via a secure online survey, is anonymous, and takes about 30 minutes, and participants can enter a survey to win one of three $25 gift cards. Here's the link; more information is below.


Liz Clark, M.A. 



My name is Elizabeth Clark and I am a doctoral student in clinical psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. I am currently working on my dissertation under the supervision of Dr. Braden Berkey. My dissertation research seeks to increase our understanding of the experience of bisexual women who are in monogamous romantic relationships. Specifically, the study investigates bisexual women’s experiences of both stigma against and support for their bisexual identity, and explores possible links between experiences of stigma and mental health. Findings from this study will help mental health clinicians work with bisexual women in a more informed, culturally competent manner, and may also inform the development or improvement of policies and programs serving the bisexual community.

I am writing to ask you to participate in my dissertation research by responding to an online survey that can be accessed using the link below. As stated above, we are interested in the experiences of bisexual-identified adult women who are currently in a monogamous romantic relationship (including dating, marriages, civil unions, and other life partnerships). In recognition of the distinct experiences of transgender individuals and their partners, only cisgender (i.e., non-trans-identified) participants are sought for the current study. We are seeking a diverse group of respondents of varying race/ethnicity, level of education, socioeconomic status, and age. Everyone who takes the survey must be 18 years old or older. Please consider participating if you are eligible, and please feel free to forward this announcement to friends, loved ones, and colleagues who may be eligible.

If you choose to participate, no identifying information or names will be collected. Your name cannot be connected in any way to the responses you provide; responses are completely anonymous in this study. The researcher will store the data on a secure, encrypted computer drive. Only the researcher (Elizabeth Clark), advisor (Dr. Berkey), and a trained research assistant will have access to the data. 

There is a minimal risk of discomfort or anxiety due to the nature of the questions asked; however, you are free stop participation in the research at any time.

By participating in this survey, you are helping researchers better understand the experiences of bisexual women in relationships. Additionally, by telling us about your experiences, you are helping add to the body of research about bisexuality as distinct from gay or lesbian identity. The more research there is on bisexual identity and experience, the more recognition bisexuality is likely to receive from the field of psychology and from the general public. 

For the purposes of this study, the researcher asks that you or any respondent complete the study only one time.  The total time commitment is approximately 30 minutes, and the entire survey is completed online. After you complete the survey, you will have the opportunity to provide your email address if you would like to be entered into a drawing for one of three $25 Amazon.com gift cards. If you provide your email address, it is not linked in any way to your responses, which will remain anonymous.
If you would like to participate, please click the following link:

If you have any further questions about the study, you may contact the researcher, Elizabeth Clark, by email at eac6200@ego.thechicagoschool.edu or you may contact the researcher’s advisor, Dr. Braden Berkey, at bberkey@thechicagoschool.edu or 312.467.2351.  This study was approved by the Institutional Review Board of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology on June 28, 2011.

Thank you!!
~ Elizabeth Clark, M.A.

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Trying again [23 Apr 2011|03:42am]

[ mood | hopeful ]

My g/f and I are new to PA and could really use some LGBT friends in our area. Here is some info on me.

Name: Melissa
Relationship Status: Lesbian been with my g/f for a year on May 24th very happily committed to her.
Occupation: Vet Tech/Animal Physical Therapist

So there are the basics. I write about things going on in my life be it good, bad or indifferent. The main things I write about now is a back surgery I am recovering from, recovering a subsequent infection after my back surgery, my g/f and I trying to conceive kids, trying to find a sperm donor that we both like, and just my day to day life. 

I am returning to LJ after a year or more away and am having to start over on friends. I may not post everyday but I do read LJ at least once a day and will comment on entries when I have something to say. I would like to have friends who will be active and not just add me then disappear.

Gay Pride
Massage Therapy
Gay Marriage
Horror Movies

So There you have it hope to see you around.

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[16 Apr 2011|05:07am]

Hello Everyone!

I am new to this community, I am 28, lesbian, live in PA and have been with my wonderful girlfriend for almost a year now. Just looking to make some new friends.

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Queer Memoir: PHILLY! (GROWING UP...) [04 Mar 2011|01:19am]


Haven't heard about Queer Memoir? Read all about what happened in our very first year, check out what an audience member  had to say about a recent event, and then RSVP on facebook to our upcoming Philly or NYC events.
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Trans-friendly Philly GPs [08 Jan 2011|06:06pm]

I am looking for a Philly-area GP and I was wondering if anyone had advice on trans friendly GPs in the area (I'm willing to drive a bit for a good GP and I'm pre-everything FtM).
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American Institute of Bisexuality Launches Message of Hope on International Human Rights Day [14 Dec 2010|02:21am]

[ mood | thoughtful ]

As we commemorate International Human Rights Day, the American Institute of Bisexuality is launching a message of hope for bisexual teens who suffer bullying and harassment along with their gay, lesbian and transgender peersCollapse )

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hello [17 Nov 2010|11:48pm]

HEY!! thought you will like to know that Candi_Cruz its now live on dirtystage watch it now.. don miss it!

BIi Men Network welcomes all bi and gya Keysonte men to join us free! [27 Jul 2010|09:20pm]


Bi Men Network - www.bimen.org - the world's largest social networking site with a bisexual male focus welcomes all interested bi and gay men to join us free!

Check out our free sex stories at our Bi Men Story Rooms at:


Thank you - have a great summer and stay cool!

Best Wishes,

Mac McCloud
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Celebrating Queer Stories- tomorrow night in Philly! [19 Jul 2010|09:18am]

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Famous Lesbians, Now With More Dorktease.... [09 Jul 2010|11:13pm]

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and now for something completely different: a Klein Sexual Orientation Grid meme! [08 Apr 2010|07:46pm]

[ mood | silly ]

becasue life is too short not to have a bit of funCollapse )

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[USA] Help Shape HUD's Study on LGBT Housing Discrimination [24 Feb 2010|11:58pm]

[ mood | working ]

Please join us at a first-of-its-kind town hall meeting with officials from the US Department of Housing & Urban Development to discuss HUD's ground-breaking national study of housing discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and families in the rental and sales marketsCollapse )

Yes please DO X-Post this widely

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Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference - Call for Submissions [14 Feb 2010|03:20pm]

Just in time for Valentine's Day... the online workshop proposal process for the Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference is now live at proposals.trans-health.org. Show your love for the trans community and submit a workshop!

The workshop proposal deadline is March 15, 2010. However, earlier submissions are strongly encouraged.

Please forward this message to anyone within your networks that may be interested in submitting a proposal.

Hope to see you in June!
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Academic Bi: New International Mailing List/Yahoo Group [24 Jan 2010|09:29pm]

[ mood | working ]

for the Discussion of and the Exchange of Information and Ideas about Topics related to Bisexual/Pansexual Theory, Queer Theory and the Academic Study of Bisexuality, Pansexuality, Fluidity, et. al.Collapse )

yes please DO X-Post

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Bears in Philly [09 Jan 2010|03:19pm]


DJ Mad Adam spins the dance mix
this Sunday, January 10, 5 pm - 2 am

a gathering spot for gay men
of the more hirsute persuasion
of the stockier persuasion
of the goateed and bearded persuasion
and all their admirers

Woof! Philly is now located at
1416 Chancellor Street
one block south of Walnut & South 15th
behind Applebee's and next to
the Hotel Bellevue parking garage

Come in and get toasty warm
with the Bears and the Beats

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[Bi Women]: Call For Submission - Spring 2010 issue will be BI YOUTH [30 Dec 2009|02:00am]

[ mood | creative ]

Attention Bisexual, Pansexual, Fluid + Queer-identified Youth (25 and under) Robyn Ochs, Editor of the quarterly newsletter 'Bi Women' invites you to submit pieces for the Spring 2010 issueCollapse )

yes please DO X-Post

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TIPS FOR A HAPPY HOLIDAY [18 Dec 2009|10:31pm]

[ mood | cheerful ]

If you are gay, lesbian, bisexual, fluid, pansexual, queer-identified, transgender, genderqueer . . .Collapse )

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NOH8 photo shoot in Kingston, NJ! [22 Nov 2009|06:39pm]


(right click > view image to see bigger!)

A social justice final project of mine, which I organized with a group of
Rutgers students is happening in two weeks!!!! Come help us make a statement in NJ!

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Humor in the Hardbacks: A Comedy Benefit for Giovanni's Room (Philly) [03 Nov 2009|08:15pm]


More info about the performers and the cause available here. Come!
Because you'll laugh your butt off and it will be fun and also you will be helping Giovanni's Room 12th Street wall not fall into 12th Street.

PS With a special guest Maura Kelly!
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[USA]: A "Rose" blooms on YouTube [29 Oct 2009|07:20pm]

[ mood | amused ]

come watch the fun new Weekly Web TV Series 'Rose By Any Other Name . . .' all about modern life, love and mannersCollapse )

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