Research participants needed – can you help?

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We are looking for participants for a research project about sexuality and migration called ‘Intimate Migrations’. Our study focuses on lesbian, gay and bisexual migrants from Central and Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union who live in Scotland. Our research team is based at the University of Glasgow.
It is estimated that 650,000 migrants from this region moved to the UK between 2004 and 2011, and around 80,000 have made Scotland their home. This recent migration has been the object of a considerable amount of research; however, this work has usually neglected sexuality or focussed on heterosexual families. For this reason, we are interested in the experiences of lesbian, gay and bisexual migrants from this region. We seek to understand if sexuality influences their motivations for moving to, and staying in, Scotland.

We would like to speak to you if:

• You are a migrant from Central and Eastern Europe or the Former Soviet Union
• You identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual
• You live in Scotland
• You are 18 or older

We speak Polish, Russian and English. We may also be able to interview you through an interpreter in other languages if you wish. Interviews will be arranged at a time and place convenient for you. What you tell us will remain strictly confidential, and your identity will be carefully protected.

If you are not gay, lesbian or bisexual, you can still help us. You may have friends in Scotland from your own country or from other countries in the region who are gay, lesbian or bisexual. Please let them know about the study and tell them to get in touch with us. Thank you from the research team!

To find out more about the project please visit our website:
You can contact us by email,

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