Next Wednesday we’ve got two great meetings happening…
Steering Committee, 6pm: We’ve got two guests coming in to Steering Committee next week. Joe, who is organizing the Butch Voices Conference which is coming up in Portland on October 2nd, is coming to talk about how you can get involved in the conference, as a participant and as an organizer! Here’s a preview:
“I’m hoping to get participants, attendees and submissions from youth who identify along the butch and transmasculine spectrum regarding issues that affect them, as well as from their allies and family members. We had a great turnout in Oakland, CA last year with an age range from 16 to 73, covering a wide array of races, walks of life, and locations across the US and Canada. I’d like to get the youth involved here in Portland, where hopefully together we can make this event accessible and pertinent to making this something they would benefit from as well. I figured I would talk a bit about what BUTCH Voices is about, and the event we held in Oakland to give them an idea of what we’ve accomplished already and to give them an idea of what we’re hoping Portland can be on a smaller more regional scale.”
Also coming to Steering Committee is Meredith Williams, a PhD student looking to talk to gender non-conforming folks of all types! This is a PAID study and she’ll be at Steering Committee answering any questions folks have about this study. Here’s a preview of what she’s presenting:
“I am conducting a study of gender non-conforming youth and young adults (age 15-24) about their gender development and their family relationships. I plan to use this research to help inform policies and programs that cater to the unique needs of gender non-conforming youth. The interviews last about two hours, are confidential (no names will be collected), and participants will be compensated $25 for your time.
I will be conducting interviews in Portland June 6-8, 2010. If you are willing to share your story with me, please contact me and I’ll
schedule an interview time. You don’t have to use your name, and I will not keep your contact information. You can get more information at: http://transgenderyouthstudy.com/ “
Teen Oasis Planning Meeting, 7pm: Come plan for the youth run, youth only booth at Pride this year! Queer games, queer history, safer sex supplies and more is just the beginning of what folks have started planning for this rad booth.
And here’s some info on one more paid study just for good measure!
“My name is Kelly Maynes and I am a student at Pacific University in the School of Professional Psychology. I am writing this email to you in regard to your interest in participating in a research project that is being led by Dr. Dan Munoz (SEE BELOW EMAIL), a professor here at Pacific U. Dr. Munoz conducts a great deal of gender and sexuality-focused research with the goal of promoting the care for the LGBTQ community within the field of psychology. A current project that is being conducted within our lab involves the body satisfaction of individuals who identify as FTM . There is a great deal of research that focuses on the factors that influence body image and body satisfaction of heterosexual individuals (predominately female); however, there is a paucity of research that focuses on the body image and body satisfaction levels of individuals who identify as transsexual/trans/ FTM , etc.
One goal of this project is to learn more about factors that influence body image and body satisfaction ratings of other populations and extend this information to the community of mental health professionals. I am more than happy to respond to any questions or concerns that you might have. My phone number is 631-806-3327 , please do not hesitate to email or call.
I’m Dan Munoz, professor of psychology at Pacific University’s doctoral program in Portland. We are doing a study looking at the impact of the different stages of transition has on body image in Female-to-Male persons. The whole process is filling out some questionnaires on body image, gender, and eating behaviors. The whole process should take about 30 minutes, we are not asking for any names or identifying information so it will be completely anonymous and participants will be paid $5 in cash for their participation.”
See you next week folks! Have a great weekend!