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Invitation to Participate in Confidential Survey: Sexual Orientations and Gender Identities in the Legal Profession, conducted by Queen’s University

If you have an LL.B./B.C.L./J.D. degree or equivalent degree from a Canadian or foreign university, AND self-identify as a member of a sexual minority  — then please read on.

A Queen’s University research project, working with the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Conference of the Canadian Bar Association, is looking for participants to complete a confidential online survey.

To participate, access the survey here or copy and paste this web address into your browser:

Please complete the survey by Oct. 21, 2013.

We want to learn more about people who identify as sexual minorities and their experiences after they have graduated from law school. Our confidential survey focuses on the realities of continuing issues of invisibility, disclosure, bias, and acceptance.

Whether or not you have ever worked in the legal profession, we want to hear from you.

More details on the study are available at the start of the survey.

This study has been granted clearance according to the recommended principles of Canadian ethics guidelines and Queen’s University policies.

If you have any questions or concerns about this research, please feel free to contact Dr. Audrey Kobayashi, Principal Investigator, email:, or telephone: 613 533 3035.  Any ethical concerns about the study may be directed to the Chair of the General Research Ethics Board at or 613-533-6081.