Restricted Research - Award List, Note/Discussion Page

Fiscal Year: 2018

2019  The University of Texas at San Antonio  (75837)

Principal Investigator: Schnarrs, Phillip (Principal Investigator)  

Total Amount of Contract, Award, or Gift (Annual before 2011): $ 350,000

Exceeds $250,000 (Is it flagged?): Yes

Start and End Dates: 9/1/17 - 8/31/20

Restricted Research: YES

Academic Discipline: COEHD HEALTH & KINESIOLOGY  

Department, Center, School, or Institute: COEHD HEALTH & KINESIOLOGY  

Title of Contract, Award, or Gift: Building a Stronger Community: Resilience Among LGBTQ+ People in South Texas

Name of Granting or Contracting Agency/Entity: Robert Wood Johnson Fdn

Program Title: N/A


Research indicates that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) individuals have worse outcomes related to physical, mental and other domains of health. The minority stress model theorizes that these differences are due, in part, discrimination, harassment, and other negative social, environmental characteristics experienced why sexual and gender minorities. This same body of work suggests that those with multiple stigmatized identities experience greater levels of discrimination. For example, LGBTQ racial and ethnic minorities experience discrimination because of their race and sexual orientation. However, more recent research suggests that those with multiple stigmatized might be more resilient out of necessity. What is not know is what resilience, looks like in these populations, how it is developed, and how individuals describe their resilience. While there have been great advances in LGBTQ+ rights, states like TX have not seen an overall benefit. The current political climate, at the national and state level, has set the stage to roll back protections for LGBTQ+ individuals. We plan to create a community advisory board that will help guide the research project. This will occur in Phase I. During Phase II we will conduct 75 in-depth interviews using a purposive sampling strategy to get a diverse sample (e.g., race, ethnicity, gender identity). Finally, in Phase III, we will survey 550 - 600 LGBTQ+ identified individuals. The survey questions will be based on findings from Phase II. Data collected from this project will provide a more nuanced understand of resilience among LGBTQ+ individuals, specifically among racial and gender minority LGBTQ+ people.


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