The University of California, San Francisco has launched PRIDEnet and The PRIDE Study in order to create and engage a network of LGBTQ community members participating in medical research about sexual and gender minorities. Our collaboration will provide the Texas Transgender Health Program and the broader LGBTQ community an opportunity to participate directly in research and network with other communities engaged in similar work.
The Population Research in Identity and Disparities for Equality, or PRIDE, Study (TPS), the first longitudinal study of a cohort of LGBTQ adults in the United States, launched on May 16, 2017. Since 2015, more than 18,000 participants have enrolled and contributed to the study’s development during an extensive pilot phase. Their input resulted in expanded electronic access, a customized dashboard for participants to view data, and enhanced security features.
Participants can join via smartphones, tablets, laptop or desktop computers, or over the phone, which will make it easier to report their health over the span of their involvement. All information is protected with state-of-the-art security
TPS community partners and advisors are concerned that gains made in including sexual orientation and gender identity questions on national surveys will soon be rolled back, making TPS a crucial player in efforts to understand the health of these communities.
For Immediate Release, PRIDE Study, Equality Texas and the Texas Health Institute