Non-Binary Individuals and their Families
I am a researcher from Towson University conducting research on Family Experiences of Non-Binary Individuals. If you choose to participate in this study, you will be asked to complete a brief online survey, which should take approximately 30 minutes to complete. During the survey, you will be asked to think about your family's experience with your gender identity.
There are minimal risks associated with your participation. Risk may be more likely if you are uncomfortable thinking and answering questions about your gender identity. Your participation is entirely voluntary. You are not obligated to respond to any questions that you are uncomfortable answering. The survey is designed so that you can indicate "no answer" for individual questions and remain in the study. You may also withdraw from the study at any time without incurring any penalties.
Completion of this survey signifies your voluntary consent to participate in this research and that you are at least 18 years of age. You may discontinue your participation in this study at any time by clicking "Exit this survey" in the upper right¬hand corner of the screen.
The Towson University Institutional Review Board has approved this study. If you have any questions regarding this research or its purposes, please contact the PI, Dr. Maureen Todd at
you have any questions pertaining to your rights as a participant, please contact Dr. Elizabeth Katz, Chairperson of the Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Participants, at (410)704¬3207.
Thank you for your time.
Please use this list of resources if you are in need of support:
The American Psychological Association:
The Society for Sexual, Affectional, Intersex, and Gender Expansive Identities:
The National Center for Transgender Equality:
The LGBT National Help Center:
*By agreeing to participate in this study, I acknowledge that 1) am am at least 18 years old or older and 2) I identify as Non-Binary, Gender Fluid/Expansive, Gender Variant, Agender, Gender nonconforming, and/or gender diverse.
What are your pronouns?
What is your current age?
What is your race/ ethnicity?
Relationship status (please check all that apply)
What is the highest level of education you have received?
Some high school
High school diploma
Please select the sex you were assigned at birth
Prefer not to say
How do you define your gender identity?
How do you define your sexual orientation?
Please describe your gender expression.
How old were you when you began to understand your gender identity?
Is there anything that would have helped you to understand your gender identity sooner?
Think back to when you were a child. What messages did you get about gender expression?
Are you out to your family?
Who has been supportive of your gender identity? In what ways do people show their support to you?
In what ways could the people in your life be more supportive of your gender identity?
Think back to when you were a child. What would have helped you to feel more supported at school in relation to your gender identity?
What advice would you give to people who are parenting a Non-Binary child?
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