Another Research Request

We have another scholar asking for our help …


I want to thank you for the wonderful service you provide to your community. PFLAG is so helpful to so many people; it’s so honorable that you make that happen. My name is Lily Ellis and I’m a psychology student at Eckerd College, working on a thesis to further our academic understanding of social support in intimate relationships. In particular, I am interested in comparing how social support occurs in homosexual or heterosexual relationships. I need your help.

Would you be willing to circulate a survey on social support in romantic relationships to your group members? The only requirement to participate is that you are currently in an intimate relationship, it doesn’t matter same sex or opposite sex partner. It should take about 10-15 minutes. Here is the link

All responses are anonymous and confidential.

I would really appreciate your help. Gay and lesbian relationships are underrepresented in academic literature, and there is a need to further understand homosexual relationships to better provide services to this population (Meezouran & Martin, 2003). With your help, we can add to the understanding of the mechanisms of successful gay and lesbian relationships.

Excited about helping our cause? If so, I would really appreciate it if you also encouraged your group members to share this with their partner, as well as any of their friends, even their straight friends. As long as they are in a relationship, we would love to have them fill out this survey.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask me at

Thanks so much,

Lily Ellis
Eckerd College


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