Our landmark study Aging with Pride: National Health, Aging, and Sexuality/Gender Study is the first federally funded longitudinal national project designed to better understand the aging, health, and well-being of sexual and gender diverse midlife and older adults and their families. Over 2,000 sexual and gender diverse midlife and older adults across the U.S. have been participating in this study since 2010.
The eligibility screener takes less than 5 minutes to complete. If you are eligible to participate in the study, you may choose to complete your questionnaire online, by mail, or by phone. The questionnaire will take approximately 30-45 minutes to complete. During your participation in this innovative project, we will ask you to complete a questionnaire every other year.
You may be eligible to participate in this study if you:
To confirm your eligibility, please click the link above to take the eligibility screener.
Participants that complete the questionnaire and provide mailing information will be eligible to receive a $20 cash gift by mail. Please be sure to provide accurate contact information when prompted. There is no incentive offered for completing only the eligibility screening.
Your participation in this project is completely voluntary, and you can choose not to answer any questions. You may stop participating at any time without penalty or loss of benefits to which you are otherwise entitled. Data collected from you are kept strictly confidential.
Your information will be assigned an identification number that is unique to this study. Only the Principal Investigator and authorized research staff will be able to access your name, address, phone number, email address, and link to the identification number. Project findings will be summarized, and your name and identifying information will never be used in any materials.
Breach of confidentiality is a risk to being in a study if it happened that your responses linked to your name were accidentally given to or were taken by someone who should not have them. When your participation in the ongoing project is completed, all identifying information will be destroyed.
Aging with Pride paints a vivid portrait of the lives of sexual and gender diverse midlife and older adults, documenting a complex relationship between risk and resilience.
Our landmark study is the first federally-funded longitudinal national project designed to better understand the aging, health, and well-being of sexual and gender diverse midlife and older adults. With over 2,400 sexual and gender diverse adults ranging in age from 50 to over 100, this groundbreaking project leads the way in our understanding of how identity and life experience impact aging, health, and well-being over time.
Led by Principal Investigator Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen, this project is a collaboration with community agencies serving sexual and gender diverse older adults in every census division throughout the U.S. The project is funded through a federal grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Institute on Aging (NIA), R01AG026526.
Caring and Aging with Pride is the fundamental work which the Aging with Pride Study continues today. In collaboration with 11 community agencies and 2,560 sexual and gender diverse adults 50 and older, this research generated foundational knowledge about this resilient yet at-risk population.