We were recently contacted by Dr. Samantha Tornello, from Pennsylvania State University at Altoona. She is the Assistant Professor of Psychology and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. She is looking for gender-diverse parents that might be willing to take a survey online. It’s part of a study on non-cisgender parenting, and will only take about 20-40 minutes of your time. It’s open to any gender-diverse (non-cisgender) person who is a parent of at least one child. This is for parents of all kinds.

So if you can spare a moment, please help out by taking this survey. Anything that helps to better inform the public about us and paints a clearer picture of us as people is a great thing.

All the info is below.

Are you a gender diverse (non-cisgender) parent? Would you be willing to answer some confidential questions about your life and about your family? The purpose of this study is to examine the many ways families headed by gender diverse parents have been created, explore how families function, and learn about the relationship between partners.

The study consists of an online survey and will take approximately 20-40 minutes of your time. To qualify for the study you have to identify as non-cisgender/trans*/gender non-conforming/gender diverse parent and have a least one child of any age, this child can be biological, adopted, foster, step, etc. This study has been approved by the Pennsylvania State University IRB #00005115.

If you and/or your partner are interested in participating or want further information please contact Samantha Tornello (Principal Investigator) via email GenderDiverseParents@gmail.com. She will send you a web link that you can use to access the study.

Thank you for your interest and I hope to hear about your family soon!


​​Samantha Tornello, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology &
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Pennsylvania State University-Altoona
Office: (814) 949-5351
Fax: (814) 949-5161

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