This part of the survey will enable us to document the life stories of 150 people identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or queer (LGBTQ) with regard to their experiences of inclusion, non-recognition and exclusion in their professional, family and social spheres. Special attention will be paid to the way in which historic, social and political context is brought up in the interviews, as well as the meaning participants give to key moments in their life representing situations of inclusion, non-recognition and exclusion. The participants will identify these key moments in advance in a calendar representing their life history. These interviews will be recorded, transcribed and then analyzed. Narratives will be collected in two individual interviews carried out within a short amount of time of each other that will allow: 1) Creation of a life calendar in which the participant identifies three to five turning points in their life for each sphere and for their path related to their sexual orientation and gender identity. 2) In-depth interview to record the participant’s life narrative organized around these turning points. We don’t want to assume the importance of key moments which are often already considered turning points (e.g. coming out to parents) in order to leave room for participants to give a wide range of meanings. The progress of the work related to these interviews will be shared here.
July 2019: Call for participation to the second wave of interviews
The second wave of UNIE-LGBTQ’s interviews is now taking place and you can participate!
If you are 18 and over, live in the province of Quebec and identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, non-binary, queer, pansexual, two-spirited, asexual or as part of the sexual diversity, you can participate in UNIE-LGBTQ interviews! The UNIE-LGBTQ research partnership team is currently looking for participants for interviews. We are especially looking to reach people:
- Racialized (QTBIPOC) ;
- Working in the agricultural sector ;
- Working in traditionally masculine sectors (ex: construction, emergency services) ;
- Living with a physical disability ;
- Homeless or in a precarious financial or living circumstances.
March 2018: Call for participation to the first wave of interviews
Participate today in UNIE-LGBTQ’s interviews on the experiences of inclusion and exclusion as LGBTQ people!
Do you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer or part of the sexual diversity (pansexual, non-binary, asexual, two-spirit, etc.) and at least 18 years old? The team of the partnership research project UNIE-LGBTQ solicits your participation for an individual interview. This first wave of interviews is taking place right now, mainly in the greater Outaouais and Montreal regions. The second wave of interviews expected to begin in 2019 will cover all of Quebec.
December 2017: Our application for the ethics approval to carry out the project’s qualitative section was accepted in fall of 2017 by the UQAM ethics board. The UNIE-LGBTQ Research Partnership will begin recruiting around 30 participants in Montreal and Outaouais over the course of winter 2018 to carry out the first « wave » of interviews. The second « wave » of interviews should reach 120 LGBTQ people in regions all around Quebec, and should begin in early 2019.