Considerations for conducting sensitive research with the LGBTQIA+ communities

As LGBTQIA+ people in western societies get more comfortable publicly identifying as part of the LGBTQIA+ communities, research projects are increasingly collecting data related to such orientations.

Introduction

Many research problems may require understanding those who do not identify with the heteronormative binary. In some instances, LGBTQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/ Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, and other individuals of diverse sexu