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Research Study of Bisexual Women's Experiences - please participate!! [13 Jul 2011|11:09pm]

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 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. 

http://edu.surveygizmo.com/s3/583968/Bisexual-Women-s-Experiences-of-Prejudice-and-Support



Cheers,


Liz Clark, M.A. 


___________________________________



Hello!

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:

http://edu.surveygizmo.com/s3/583968/Bisexual-Women-s-Experiences-of-Prejudice-and-Support
 
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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LeT's ChaT AbouT... [12 Feb 2009|10:25am]

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TransGender Michigan has restarted an exciting traveling discussion forum entitled "LeT's ChaT AbouT" This forum allows transgender individuals, allies, significant others, friends, and family from around the state of Michigan the opportunity to discuss a variety of specific topics of need and interest to the transgender community. We want to hear from you about topics you'd like to see discussed. Previous topics included The U of M Comprehensive Gender Services Program: Gatekeepers or Allies?, Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival’s “Womyn-Born Womyn Only” Policy & Camp Trans, BULLIES!, No Passing Zone:
The Pressure to Pass in Our Communities, and VIOLENCE:
When bigots attack. Please let us know what topics are important to you.

Sincerely,
~Cj Tune
Chairperson
TransGender Michigan
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Save the Date!!!! [24 Aug 2008|05:13pm]

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SAVE THE DATE!


TransGender Michigan’s

Grand Finale

to Transgender Awareness Month

Pride in the Park

August 30, 12pm

Geary Park in Ferndale

(Located between Pinecrest and Central North of 9 Mile)

 

To find out more information please visit

www.transgendermichigan.org or 517-420-1544

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PARTICIPATE IN AN INTERVIEW AND HELP YOUR COMMUNITY! [07 Aug 2008|07:48pm]

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Have you experienced emotional, verbal, physical, financial, and/or sexual
abuse or controlling behavior with a past or current intimate partner?
Have you experienced sexual assault as an adult?
Were you physically or sexually abused as a child?
The Michigan Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (MCADSV) LGBTQI Advisory Council
is seeking individuals for a research study that will help us better understand the service needs of
LGBTQI people who have been abused. This study will provide information that will assist
MCADSV in promoting accessible and appropriate services at domestic violence, sexual assault,
and LGBTQI organizations.
Who's Eligible:
• People who have been abused by an intimate or dating partner, sexually assaulted, or sexually
or physically abused as a child
• Must be 18 years of age or older
• Must self-identify as at least one of the following: Transgender, intersex, lesbian, gay,
bisexual, queer, questioning, same-gender loving, biattractional, genderqueer, Two-Spirit,
butch, femme, men who have sex with men (MSM), woman-loving-woman, stud, fish, or any
non-heterosexual identity
What's Involved:
• Initial screening call to determine eligibility
• Participation in a 1-2 hour, one-on-one interview
• $25 compensation for participation in one-on-one interview
To participate or for more information, please contact Mary Jo Adgate, MSW, Program
Manager, Michigan Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence, at (517) 347-7000 ext 42 or
by e-mail at Maryjo.adgate@mcadsv.org
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…being for the benefit of [12 Jul 2008|10:09am]

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TransGender Michigan!


An enjoyable evening of poetry and music!

Featuring…

Dan MacDonald (poetry)

Ami Mattison (spoken word)

Jennifer Kawka (music)

Lisa Hurt (music)

Steffie Loveless (music)

When: Saturday, July 12 at 9 pm

Where: AJ’s Café 240 W. Nine Mile in Ferndale (248)399-3946

Admission: $6.00, additional contribution optional

Because transgender individuals and significant others, families, friends, and allies (SOFFAs) face discrimination, violence, harassment, and inequality, TransGender Michigan aims to remedy these social injustices and create a better future for all.
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Fill your toy box while helping TransGender Michigan! [08 Jun 2008|01:27pm]

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Pride Month Special

For the month of June, Purr will be giving 10% of all sales to TransGender Michigan.

                  




Our Mission: Purr believes that it is the birthright of every consenting adult to explore and experience the full range of his or her desires. We are devoted to researching and providing the widest selection of the highest quality sex toys, films, books, and information in a profoundly respectful, aesthetically pleasing, easily navigated environment.

Every day, we all juggle a wide variety of commitments to work, family, and friends and as a result, it’s all too easy to skimp on time for our own needs. Here at Purr, we believe passionately that your pleasure is as important as your obligations and that your time is as precious as your pleasure, :We research every product we carry so all you have to do is pick and choose from the highest quality selection of toys, films, and literature.



To learn more please visit:

www.mypurr.com

Call:

(866) 352-5080

Email:
customer-service@mypurr.com



Please feel free to forward far and wide!
 





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Roasting Rachel in 2 Weeks [21 Oct 2007|08:54pm]

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***** ROASTING RACHEL *****
What --- A Roast in Honor of Rachel Crandall and the 10th anniversary of TransGender Michigan
When --- November 3 at 7:00 p.m.
Why --- Fundraiser to benefit the ongoing work of TransGender Michigan
Where --- Hosted by Derek Smietka at his home; 1906 Pinecrest in Ferndale.
1906 Pinecrest is located at the corner of Pinecrest and Withington.
Withington is one block north of 9 Mile Road.
How --- RSVP by calling 248-321-1887 or 517-420-1544
Suggested donation --- $10 - $100
If you cannot attend Roasting Rachel, but would like to make a donation, checks can be made out to: TransGender Michigan and mailed to:
TransGender Michigan
P.O. Box 721512
Berkley MI 48072-9998
Or by clicking on our web site: http://www.transgendermichigan.org/
TransGender Michigan is a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are
tax-deductible.

What does TransGender Michigan do?
TransGender Michigan is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of transgender individuals in Michigan. Through education, support, and advocacy, TransGender Michigan strives to transform Michigan into a state where transgender individuals, and their significant others, friends, and families, can live free of hate, violence and discrimination.
Because TransGender Michigan is a non-profit organization on a shoestring budget, we respectfully request your financial support. The services we provide would not be possible without the financial support of people like you. You can make your tax-deductible contribution by mailing a check to our address, TransGender Michigan PO Box 721512 Berkley, MI 48072-9998, or by
clicking on our web site: http://www.transgendermichigan.org/
We thank you profusely for your support.
Our Mission Statement -- Because transgender individuals and significant others, families, friends, and allies (SOFFAs) face discrimination, violence, harassment, and inequality, TransGender Michigan aims to remedy these social injustices and create a better future for all.
Our Goals --
--- To educate Michigan about gender identity and expression as well as injustices faced by transgender individuals and significant others, families, friends, and allies (SOFFAs)
--- To educate about the impact and interactions of oppression in all of its forms
--- To advocate for equality, social justice and inclusion of transgender individuals, significant others, families, friends, and allies (SOFFAs), and those who are perceived as gender variant
--- To provide support for transgender individuals, significant others, families, friends, and allies (SOFFAs), and those who are perceived as gender variant
--- To combat oppression in all of its forms
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Roasting Rachel [13 Oct 2007|12:38pm]

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***** ROASTING RACHEL *****
What --- A Roast in Honor of Rachel Crandall and the 10th anniversary of TransGender Michigan
When --- Monday, November 3 at 7:00 p.m.
Why --- Fundraiser to benefit the ongoing work of TransGender Michigan
Where --- Hosted by Derek Smiertka at his home; 1906 Pinecrest in Ferndale.
1906 Pinecrest is located at the corner of Pinecrest and Withington.
Withington is one block north of 9 Mile Road.
How --- RSVP by calling 248-321-1887 or 517-420-1544
Suggested donation --- $10 - $100
If you cannot attend Roasting Rachel, but would like to make a donation, checks can be made out to: TransGender Michigan and mailed to:
TransGender Michigan
P.O. Box 721512
Berkley MI 48072-9998
Or by clicking on our web site: http://www.transgendermichigan.org/
TransGender Michigan is a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are
tax-deductible.

What does TransGender Michigan do?
TransGender Michigan is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of transgender individuals in Michigan. Through education, support, and advocacy, TransGender Michigan strives to transform Michigan into a state where transgender individuals, and their significant others, friends, and families, can live free of hate, violence and discrimination.
Because TransGender Michigan is a non-profit organization on a shoestring budget, we respectfully request your financial support. The services we provide would not be possible without the financial support of people like you. You can make your tax-deductible contribution by mailing a check to our address, TransGender Michigan PO Box 721512 Berkley, MI 48072-9998, or by
clicking on our web site: http://www.transgendermichigan.org/
We thank you profusely for your support.
Our Mission Statement -- Because transgender individuals and significant others, families, friends, and allies (SOFFAs) face discrimination, violence, harassment, and inequality, TransGender Michigan aims to remedy these social injustices and create a better future for all.
Our Goals --
--- To educate Michigan about gender identity and expression as well as injustices faced by transgender individuals and significant others, families, friends, and allies (SOFFAs)
--- To educate about the impact and interactions of oppression in all of its forms
--- To advocate for equality, social justice and inclusion of transgender individuals, significant others, families, friends, and allies (SOFFAs), and those who are perceived as gender variant
--- To provide support for transgender individuals, significant others, families, friends, and allies (SOFFAs), and those who are perceived as gender variant
--- To combat oppression in all of its forms
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10 Year Anniversary Celebration! [19 Aug 2007|05:35pm]

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TransGender Michigan’s Pride in the Park FestivalCollapse )

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Looking for Volunteers [22 Jul 2007|10:25pm]

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TransGender Michigan has some events coming up and we need your help to staff the table.

Hotter Than July: July 28, Noon - 8 p.m. at Palmer Park. http://www.hotterthanjuly.com

FamilyPalooza: Saturday, August 4, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM at Kensington Metropark. http://www.goaffirmations.org

OutFest: August 18, 4:00 PM to midnight. downtown Ann Arbor, kerrytown + 4th ave. http://wrap-up.org

While I understand we won't be at these events the entire time I do need some volunteers to help. Please let me know if you'd like to help by contacting me at cjtune@transgendermichigan.org.

Thank you so much,
~Cj Tune
TransGender Michigan Chairperson

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10 Year Anniversary Celebration!! [12 Jul 2007|12:10pm]

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TransGender Michigan’s Pride in the Park FestivalCollapse )

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TransGender Michigan - July Calendar [02 Jul 2007|11:04pm]

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JulyCollapse )

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TransGender Michigan CalendarCollapse )
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