Sexual orientation/gender identity survey

Survey on sexual orientations and gender identities in legal profession conducted by Queen’s University in conjunction with CBA

Lawyers who self-identify as members of a sexual minority are invited to participate in a confidential online survey that focuses on the issues of invisibility, disclosure, bias and acceptance.

The research project is being conducted by Queen's University in conjunction with the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Conference of the Canadian Bar Association.

Participants must have an LLB, BCL or JD or equivalent degree from a Canadian or foreign university and self-identify as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirit, intersex, or other sexuality-/gender-identified person.

It is not necessary that participants possess working experience in the legal profession.

The online survey can be accessed here, or by visiting

Questions or concerns about this research should be addressed to Dr. Audrey Kobayashi, Principal Investigator at, 613-533-3035.

Any ethical concerns about the study should be directed to the Chair of the General Research Ethics Board at, 613-533-6081.

This study has been granted clearance according to the recommended principles of Canadian ethics guidelines and Queen's University policies.