I've already started seeking out participants and have made contact with a couple individuals. I'm super excited.
Below, please find the blurb I've been passing around on social media sites. I've also posted flyers on the campus of my university and I plan to carry those out to the local community as well.
I am conducting research exploring the influence of the Internet on LGBT identity formation and expression. I am also interested in what LGBT individuals consider essential to their happiness and well-being. I hope that this study will reveal information that can be used to help LGBT individuals by increasing awareness of important resources both online and in local communities.
If you are 18 years of age or older and interested in sharing your experiences as a LGBT individual please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Skype (username: AnthropologicalAmanda).
I look forward to hearing from you!
That last part is definitely true. I'm going to go ahead and admit that I've already completed one interview and it was very enjoyable. The participant and I had a great conversation and they provided me with some valuable insight into my own process.
So far, so good.