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Recruitment is ongoing for the research study of Social Support and Sexual Minority Women with Breast Cancer. If you have not already done so, I hope you will consider participating in this survey, sharing this post with your Facebook networks, or emailing the survey link to others. Recruitment for this study is ongoing and will continue for several months. Also, if you are part of an organization that might reach people eligible for this survey in person, let me know and I can email you a flyer.

Are you a women who has sex with women, is lesbian, bisexual, or queer?
Do you now, or have you ever, had breast cancer?

My name is Maria Brown, and I am a professor at Syracuse University. I am conducting research about the sources of stress and social support affecting sexual minority women (lesbians, bisexual women, queer women, women who have sex with women) who have had breast cancer. By learning more about the breast cancer experiences of sexual minority women, I hope to identify ways in which sexual orientation or gender identity are relevant to breast cancer treatment and life as a breast cancer survivor. This information should help us to better understand what sexual minority women go through in these situations, in order to develop programs that better serve this population

Participation in this study involves completing an online survey which will take about 30-45 minutes of your time. For participating in the survey, you will be given the choice of entering in a raffle for a $10 Amazon e-gift card. If you are interested in participating in this research, please visit the following web address:

If you have any questions, concerns, or complaints about the research, please contact the faculty investigator, Dr. Maria T. Brown at 315-443-4685 or If you have any questions about your rights as a research participant, you have questions, concerns or complaints that you with to address to someone other than the investigator, or if you cannot reach the investigator, contact the Syracuse University Institutional Review Board at 315-443-3013.

Thank you,
Maria T. Brown
Syracuse University Aging Studies

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Via @sageusa. Tell @POTUS: #LGBT elders are NOT invisible! Write your letter now. #WeAreNotInvisible

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Balancing Survival and Serenity in Trying Political Times - How Are YOU Doing it?
What is the balance between awareness and resistance, which seem necessary for survival, and peace of mind, also necessary for survival? Any ideas? I'm open to comments! In A.A. we often talk about accepting that you are powerless (over alcohol, over other ...

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Caregivers should understand what triggers of decline are and what they can do to intervene and prevent or slow decline

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On the individual level, it's about more than violence...

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When will we realize that ALL Black lives matter?
The # BlackLivesMatter movement is focused on the many "ways in which Black citizens are intentionally left powerless at the hands of the state ( " around the U.S.  Most of us who have peripheral relationships to the Black commun...

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It's time to take a stand against gun violence

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Fund the collection of #breastcancer survivor's stories 

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