VA Studying Well-Being of LGBT Veterans

LGBT Veterans

Currently, a national Veterans Affairs (VA) study to learn about the health and life experiences of diverse groups of Veterans is being conducted and is seeking participants. The hope is to encompass veterans from all backgrounds, including Veterans with LGBT and related identities. Researchers hope the data they collect will help them improve Veteran health.


The following is from the researchers:

Are you a person with a LGBT or related identity who has ever served in the US Armed Forces?

We invite you to participate in a study focusing on your health behaviors and life experiences as a Veteran with a LGBT or related identity.

The goal of the Health for Every Veteran Study is to better understand the experiences of Veterans from all backgrounds and promote their health and well-being, including those with LGBT or related identities. We are especially interested in hearing the diverse voices within our communities.

The study is being conducted by researchers at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System. It consists of completing a confidential, web-based questionnaire every 9 months for approximately 2 years (for a total of 4 questionnaires). All research activities are completed online, with no in-person visits required.  For more information, please go to