The purpose of our study is to examine individuals who identity as gay or lesbian but formerly identified as heterosexual and came out as gay or lesbian after 30 years of age. We seek people who have come out after being in a long-term romantic heterosexual relationship. A long-term relationship is considered a romantic relationship with the same individual lasting two or more years.
The research we conduct will help not only our research but also other individuals to help people with the unique situation of coming out later in life.
Qualified participants will engage in an interview lasting approximately 45-90 minutes. Participants? confidentiality will be ensured via pseudonyms. After the interview, participants will be contacted to schedule a time to review the emergent research themes via a process of member checking whereby participants verify and clarify emergent themes. You will be emailed to schedule a time to review transcripts and emergent themes once initial data analysis is completed. Participation is strictly voluntary. If at any point you feel uncomfortable or want to terminate participation, you may do so.
If you would like to participate in this research study or know of someone, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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