Originally published by Paul Krasinic on NewsBreak

AKRON, OH — The residents at Akron are invited to participate in a local LGBTQ+ research study. 

The consent form will provide residents information on the importance of the research project, what they can do and the associated risk of the research. 

The participation needed in the research study is voluntary. Even if residents give consent to the study, they may discontinue at any time.

Citizens of Akron who are eligible to participate in the research study are anyone age 18 and above, who identified themselves as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Queer or Questioning (LGBTQ+), including all other marginalized sexual orientations and gender identifies not defined in LGBTQ and self-identified LGBTQ+ Allies. 

They can participate if they live in Summit, Stark, Portage, or Medina Counties, Ohio, or rely on the services of Greater Akron. 

Community needs assessments are needed to identify strengths and opportunities to meet the needs of the people living there. It also provides valuable insights and information and provided innovative solutions in building a supportive community.

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