Help Researchers Explore the Impact of the “Don’t Say Gay” Law in Florida


Next Steps

  1. Complete the study questionnaire
  2. Understand if you’re eligible to participate
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Research Center: University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies
Location: This study is conducted virtually across Florida
Lead Researchers: Karina Gattamorta, Ph.D., Nicholas Metheny, Ph.D., MPH, RN, and Maite Mena, Psy.D.
IRB: This study has been reviewed and approved by the Social and Behavioral IRB- University of Miami

About the Study

Discover the impact of the Parental Rights in Education Act (known as the “Don’t Say Gay” law) on mental health in Florida. Are these laws harmful to LGBTQ+ individuals? As “parental rights” laws spread nationwide, this study aims to reveal their effects, especially on marginalized communities.

Support researchers in challenging potentially harmful policies and championing inclusivity in education. Join the movement for LGBTQ+ rights in education and contribute to positive change. Advocate for inclusivity, respect, and fair treatment, today. Be part of groundbreaking research advocating for change.

Why Participate?

  • Participants will be compensated $20 via electronic gift card or Zelle bank transfer for each survey completed. Compensation will only be provided to eligible participants who complete the study survey.
  • Participants will be contributing valuable information that may benefit the LGBTQ+ community in the future.
  • Participants will be helping to advance research.

Your Rights

  • If you decide to participate in the study and later feel that you no longer wish to be part of it, you can withdraw at any time.
  • Any information that you provide will be kept strictly confidential, except as required by law.
  • Qualified health professionals will monitor your health as it relates to the study.

Who Can Participate?

  • Teachers, parents, or high school students affiliated with public or charter schools in Florida
  • Must be able and willing to complete a 20-minute survey
  • Must be able to participate virtually over approximately 6 months

More Study Details

The study team will explain the research in its entirety but some details are:

  • Participants will be asked to spend about 20 minutes taking a survey.

About the Research Center:

University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies
Established in 1948 as South Florida’s first collegiate nursing program, the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies (SONHS) offers world-class accredited programs in nursing, the health sciences, and public health.

Please note:
The study will be conducted remotely which means there will be no in-person visits, allowing you to participate in the comfort of your own home.

What’s Next?

  1. Click the link to enter your contact details and take the eligibility questionnaire.
  2. If eligible, further instructions on how to proceed will be provided to you.
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