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 and would like to participate in a 60 – 90 minute confidential interview, please contact us to schedule an interview. Interviews will be conducted in the Los Angeles area and the San Francisco Bay Area. Participants will receive a $25 Target gift card as a thank you for participation. 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
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Immigration Equality, Out4Immigration and Love Exiles Foundation are the three groups working on our issue – and the three groups who receive whatever money comes in from sales of my book, Torn Apart: United by Love, Divided by Law, Findhorn Press, 2011.
My newer project, with David W. Ross, whose new film “I Do: The Movie” will be out in June 2012, is a portrait project of LGBT binational families, United by Love, Divided by Law Portrait Project. It expands the reach of my book and will keep adding portraits as we find couples and funds to add more. We will hold events to assist the work being done for our families by Lavi Soloway and Stop the Deportations – The DOMA Project. Check out the site at
and see the Facebook page at
To follow Torn Apart: United by Love, Divided by Law, go to its Facebook page at:
Read an excerpt of my book at this link: http://bit.ly/eIyGxh
Order online from the publisher at this link:
Elizabeth Gilbert wrote the foreword to my book. She is an ally in our fight and has suffered from the immigration situation herself as part of a binational relationship. Though she and her boyfriend were able to marry, they know what the drill was and they advocate for LGBT binational families. We like that!
Remember, too, you can follow me and what I am doing and thinking and reading on twitter @tornapartbook