Surveys & Research Studies

PLEASE NOTE: Research and surveys are vital to getting data that can serve the needs of our community. HOWEVER, there are studies and research can be conducted in harmful ways. If you are participating in studies we recommend asking questions and doing everything you can to keep yourself safe and healthy in the process. You can always inquire with the research study about their Independent Review Board and certifications for the study.  

THE GIVING SPIRIT: Paid Survey on Houselessness

The research team, Trans-ilience ( has a current study focused on developing measures to understand unique stressors that transgender people experience.

In the survey, we ask questions about participants’ experiences related to discrimination, mental health, and other related experiences. Participants who are interested will first complete a screening questionnaire to express their interests and we will them reach out to participants who qualify for the study.

To qualify, individuals must be age 18 or over and identify as transgender. There are no direct benefits to participants, although we hope that the information learned will help improve future research on the experiences of transgender individuals. There are minimal risks involved in the study, although participants might experience some discomfort answering questions about stressful experiences.

Participants are paid $25 for participating via an online gift card. The study entails completing an online survey that takes about 45 minutes to complete. 

Click HERE to see the survey (Survey link:

Questions can be directed to Jae Puckett at Michigan State University at [email protected]

THE GIVING SPIRIT: Paid Survey on Houselessness


The Giving Spirit is conducting a Paid Survey on Houselessness

We are developing interactive curriculum about houselessness over the next year, and are hoping to involve as many stakeholders as possible in shaping it. The goal is to move the needle among the housed community towards more empathy, understanding and action related to housing insecurity. We have been conducting surveys and focus groups with people with lived experience of houselessness and people without, with landlords and with social service providers.

Survey participants are qualified to receive a payment of $25 (via Venmo, Paypal, Zelle, or Check).

If you participate in a focus group – which you can indicate in the survey – participants are paid $100 for 2 hour, on Zoom or in-person. 


Gender-Affirming Care Research Study at USC Keck Medicine

This study aims to learn how transgender and gender-nonbinary people view gender-affirming care. Eligible participants include transgender and gender-nonbinary adults ages 18 or older.

It involves taking a 20-30 minute online survey, and you have a chance to earn $100. 

You may later be invited to an optional 1-2 hour online focus group, and you will earn $25 for each hour.

Your responses will help doctors better provide gender-affirming care to patients. The study is IRB approved, and the survey was constructed with input from volunteers from the transgender community.

If interested, click here to learn more:

For questions, feel free to contact Ryan Ziltzer at: [email protected]


This is a survey created by Ann (she/her), a trans woman working on her honors thesis at CSU Long Beach – and Trans* Lounge member! For further questions about the survey, you can e-mail: [email protected] It is short and you can fill it out for a chance to win a 25 dollars Amazon gift card!  The research concerns gender dysphoria and minority stress. People of all gender identities and people who do not experience gender dysphoria are all welcome! 

Research Study from Washington State University

We are creating a questionnaire that will help researchers and health care providers better understand transgender patients’ needs and experiences, and we are looking for feedback. Participating in this study would include having a video interview with one of the study creators, who identifies as a transgender man, to discuss the questionnaire and your thoughts about it (about 1 hour). All participants who complete the interview will receive $25 for their time in the form of an Amazon gift card. Your answers will not be identifiable, and your interview will not be linked with your personal information.

Study has been approved by the Washington State University Institutional Review Board, and we are happy to answer questions you might have about the study. Please reach out to Kyle Schofield ([email protected]) if you have any questions or concerns.

You are eligible to participate if you identify as transgender, are over the age of 18, are located in the United States, and have had a health care visit in the past year. If you are eligible and would like to participate, please go to this link to complete a short survey:

Paid Study Opportunity for Trans Women, ages 18-49 Trans Women Connected is a study designed for trans women. Participants can be be paid up to $190, if they are eligible. Self-identified trans women, ages 18049, who are sexually active. Join other trans women who are testing the app, taking a few surveys and getting paid! Referral code: rrla403.

As non-binary and intersex identities are becoming more visible and understood by the public, there remains very little data and research around mental health and related issues/challenges regarding non-binary and intersex people. The objective of the Non-Binary & Intersex Mental Health Survey is to promote mental health services, reduce stigma and barriers to mental health services for the non-binary and intersex communities, and increase the capacity of the public mental health system in Los Angeles County. Participants do not need to be a current LA County resident, just have either lived in LA County or utilized any LA County services. If they choose, they will be entered to win one of $100 gift cards in our drawing after the survey closes in late July. The Non-Binary and Intersex Mental Health Survey is a project of LA County’s Department of Mental Health, and has Non-Binary & Intersex folx involved in the administration of the survey. To register for the focus group, or learn more, please visit:

Sex Education Research Study Hello! We are researchers from the Washington State University Psychology Department. We are conducting a psychology research project on the well-being of gender minority students, including transgender, gender non-binary, and gender non-conforming students. This research has been certified exempt for review by the WSU Institutional Review Board. WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: For our study, we are seeking participants who identify themselves as a gender minority (not cisgender), ages 18-26 years old, speak fluent English, and have experienced sex education. We are working with organizations at institutions throughout the country to help us recruit participants, and you may be receiving this information from an organization you are a member of or affiliated with. WHAT IT CONSISTS OF: Participants will complete an online survey that will take about 15 minutes on a voluntary basis. Upon successful completion of the online survey, participants will have the opportunity to enter a raffle draw for one of five $50 Amazon gift cards. All responses to the survey will be completely anonymous. The survey includes some sensitive questions regarding mental and sexual health, sexuality, gender identity, and other personal information. All information is kept anonymous and confidential. Any questions can be sent to Gregory Keiser at [email protected]. This study has been certified exempt for human subjects review by the Washington State University Institutional Review Board. If you are interested in participating, please visit the following secure website link below. Thank you very much for your consideration!

The TRUTH study is a research initiative funded by the National Institutes of Health that is focused on preventing HIV and improving the health and wellness of Black, Latinx, Asian-Pacific Islander, Native, Indigenous and mixed race trans and gender non-conforming youth in Los Angeles.

TRUTH: A Trans Youth of Color Study The Saban Research Institute 4661 Sunset Blvd.Los Angeles, CA 90027 Phone: 323-336-1168 Email[email protected]

The purpose of this study is to explore the relationship between trans well-being and self-efficacy (an individual’s belief in their ability to achieve goals). This project additionally explores political activism and psychotherapy experiences.

If you identify as trans, are at least 18 years old, and reside in the are eligible to participate in this online survey! The survey may take an hour to an hour and fifteen minutes to complete.

Your participation and responses will remain confidential.

The All of Us Research Program is a historic effort to gather information from one million or more people living in the United States. All of Us is a research program funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The mission of the All of Us Research Program is to accelerate health research and medical breakthroughs, enabling individualized prevention, treatment, and care for all of us.

$25 gift card upon completion of your visit