Monday, July 27, 2009

Are you a gay/bisexual dad? by Samantha Tornello - University of Virginia

Are you a gay/bisexual dad? Would you be willing to answer some confidential questions about your life and about your family? The purpose of this study is to examine the many ways families headed by gay fathers have been created, explore how families function, and learn about the relationship between partners.

The study consists of an online survey and will take approximately 25- 35 minutes of your time. To qualify for the study you have to identify as male, a father, and gay, bisexual or homosexual and have at least one child of any age; this child can be biological, adopted, foster, step, or other child. You do not need to be the child’s legal parent to participate. This study has been approved by the University of Virginia IRB #2008-0407-00, and I am working with Dr. Charlotte J. Patterson who is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia.

If you and/or your partner are interested in participating or want further information please contact Samantha L. Tornello (Principal Investigator) via email She will send you a web link that you can use to access the study.

Thank you for your interest and I hope to hear about your family soon!


Samantha Tornello

Graduate Student

University of Virginia

(434) 243-8558


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