Investigating sexual orientation concealment and psychological distress in an ethno-religious LGBTQ+ Jewish group and non-religious LGBTQ+ group
We are looking for people who identify as either Jewish or no religious affiliation (i.e.., agnostic / atheist) to take part in a 5-minute survey. You will be asked to complete a series of questions to help us to understand further the experiences from LGBTQ+ communities.
Why? LGBTQ+ people are more likely than heterosexual equivalents to experience harassment, discrimination, and psychological distress. Therefore, it is unsurprising that many LGBTQ+ people may choose not to disclose or discuss their sexual identity in some or all environments. This is referred to as concealment. This has been found to have mixed results for people's mental health. There has been some research exploring concealment in the Christian faith, and some exploring Jewish persons' experiences in Israel, less is known about the experiences of Jewish LGBTQ+ people in the UK.
Who can take part?
- Do you identify as LGBTQ+?
- Do you identify as either Jewish (ethnically, religiously, culturally) or no religious affiliation?
- Are you aged 18 years or over?
- Do you live in the UK?
The 5-minute, anonymous survey can be found https://psychiatryoxford.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3duWzTl70lAogDA
Research Ethics Approval - CUREC 2
Ethics approval reference: R81865/RE001.