ARE YOU PREPARED FOR THE AGING OF YOUR PARENTS?
Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis are trying to learn more about how gay
men and lesbians get along with their families and how families are thinking about parents’
aging. The researchers are seeking families (gay/lesbian adult children, their straight siblings,
and straight parents) willing to complete a confidential survey by mail. The survey contains
questions about how family members spend time together and how they communicate (or
don’t communicate!) with each other. Each family member receives $10 for completing the
Your family may be eligible if your family includes the following people who would be
willing to participate:
1) A gay/lesbian adult child who has been living with a partner for at least 1 year.
2) Both partners in the gay relationship have at least one parent willing to participate in the
3) Both partners in the gay relationship have a straight brother or sister who is willing to
participate in the project.
Dr. Brian Carpenter
If your family may be interested, or if you have questions about the project, contact the
Brian Carpenter, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology
Elissa Kozlov, Research Assistant
Washington University in St. Louis
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