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Research request: Understanding the Experiences of Same-Sex Binational Couples

Understanding the Experiences of Same-Sex Binational Couples

Individuals in same-sex binational couples are wanted for a study aimed to better understand the experience of being in a same-sex binational relationship. The goal of this study is to learn about the challenges faced by same-sex binational couples through individual interviews. To date, there is no published psychological research about binational same-sex couples. Research is needed in order to inform policy makers, researchers, and clinicians about the impacts of current immigration policies on same-sex binational couples.

If you are part of a same-sex binational couple, are no longer living in the U.S., and would like to participate in a 60 – 90 minute confidential interview, please contact me to schedule a telephone interview. A $20 donation will be made to Immigration Equality for each completed interview. Please feel free to forward this invitation to anyone you know who may be interested.

In order to participate you must:
• Be 18 years of age or older
• Be in a same-sex relationship where one partner is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and the other partner is not

This study has been approved by the University of La Verne’s Institutional Review Board (2012-CAS-15-Nakamura).


Nadine Nakamura, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology
University of La Verne
1950 Third Street
La Verne, CA 91750

4 comments on “Research request: Understanding the Experiences of Same-Sex Binational Couples

  1. Marty nagel
    June 1, 2013

    How do I get in on the study? I am an American citizen living in Australia with my husband because DOMA will not allow my same-sex partner a visa.

  2. Erik
    August 27, 2013

    Hi There, just found this. I’m am an american citizen living in the Netherlands, with my Dutch same sex( Male) partner, because DOMA will not allow my partner to have a visa. How can I be apart of the study? i’m 28 and we’ve been together for almost 2 years

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    September 18, 2013

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