With the Supreme Court poised to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion nationwide, there may be far-reaching implications for the legal rights of other groups, including the LGBTQ community. Katherine Sender, professor of communication and feminist, gender,…
First-year surgery residents, and first-year medical residents in all fields who are members of sexual minorities such as LGBTQ, are more likely than others to develop depression during the stressful training period.
If Florida’s action to strip Walt Disney World of its status as a special tax district is indeed retaliatory against the company for its opposition to the state’s “Don’t Say Gay” law, as critics call it, then Florida has plainly violated the First Amendment, said a constitutional law expert at Washington University in St.
Gay and bisexual men who move from a country with high stigma toward LGBTQ people to one more accepting of LGBTQ rights experience a significantly lower risk of suicide and depression, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.
Rutgers School of Public Health assistant professor, Devin English, has received the 2021 Sexual and Gender Minority Early-Stage Investigator Award from the National Institutes of Health.
UT Southwestern Medical Center will lead the nation’s first study of suicide prevention for LGBTQ+ young adults – a group at higher risk for depression and suicide.
Criminal justice researchers at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock are investigating the unique challenges and barriers faced by homeless LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning) adults in Arkansas. LGBTQ adults experience a number of negative obstacles in life, such as discrimination, stigmatization, and victimization, that make the population especially vulnerable to experiencing homelessness.
A research team at Rush University Medical Center set out to find out how older LGBTQ+ adults felt in long-term care facilities and what guidelines were in place in these facilities to protect its residents.
Several new studies from researchers at the Wellesley Centers for Women help us understand more about the health and wellbeing of LGBTQ+ teens—and how we can better support them. WCW Senior Research Scientists Linda Charmaraman, Ph.D., and Jennifer M. Grossman,…
Experiencing sexual violence is significantly linked to increased e-cigarette use among sexual minority high school students, but not heterosexual students, according to a University at Buffalo study.
By: Kathleen Haughney | Published: June 10, 2021 | 1:06 pm | SHARE: Recent moves by the Biden administration to prohibit health care discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity were widely applauded by civil rights groups. But health officials are still fighting a battle when it comes to making sure all LGBTQ individuals receive adequate health care.
Cisgender sexual minority men and transgender women are aware of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a daily pill for HIV-negative people to prevent HIV infection, but few are currently taking it, according to researchers at Rutgers.
The study, published in the journal AIDS and Behavior, surveyed 202 young sexual minority men and transgender women – two high-priority populations for HIV prevention – to better understand why some were more likely than others to be taking PrEP.
A gender inclusivity and anti-racism training—for students and by students—is building a stronger sense of belonging and community at WVU.
Octavia Butler has captured the contemporary imagination. Although she left us in 2006, her works seem more relevant than ever. Jonathan Alexander, University of California, Irvine Chancellor’s Professor of English & Informatics, has taught her work for two decades. “In…
Equitable implementation of COVID‐19 vaccine delivery is a national and global priority, with a strong focus on reducing existing disparities and not creating new disparities. But while a framework has been recognized for equitable allocation of COVID‐19 vaccine that acknowledges the rights and interests of sexual and gender minorities (SGM), it fails to identify strategies or data to achieve that goal.
Experts: Mental Health Challenges Facing LGBTQ Community as Record Number of U.S. Adults Identify as LGBTQ ALBANY, N.Y. (Feb. 25, 2021) – As the University at Albany continues its observation of “Gender & Sexuality Month,” several experts are available to…
LGBTQ professionals’ pride in their science, technology, engineering, and math work is not reciprocated, say researchers.
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health has established a new research center to focus on the health, safety and well-being of the LGBTQ Community. The UCLA Center for LGBTQ Advocacy, Research, & Health (C-LARAH) is directed by Matthew Mimiaga, a Fielding School professor of epidemiology renowned for his research working with sexual and gender minorities at the intersection of HIV, substance use and mental health.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — President-elect Joe Biden is expected to nominate Pete Buttigieg as his transportation secretary, news sources are reporting. If confirmed by the Senate, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate would be the…
More than half of lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals who misuse alcohol or tobacco also have a co-occurring psychiatric disorder, compared to one-third of heterosexuals, a new University of Michigan study finds.
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) has been awarded the LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader designation from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation for the third straight year, an indicator of the organization’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) has earned the “LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader” designation from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Every year, the foundation recognizes health care facilities for their dedication and commitment to LGBTQ inclusion.
Seven hospitals within the Mount Sinai Health System have been recognized as national leaders in LGBTQ health care equality by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2020 Healthcare Equality Index (HEI).
For its equitable and inclusive policies and practices, the University of Chicago Medicine has been designated as a “LGBTQ Healthcare Equity Leader” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Healthcare Equality Index.
As China’s government seeks solutions to social problems related to an evolving society, professional social work is increasingly entering new areas, including migrant and aging services, and is poised to take on a larger role in assisting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people, said two experts from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.
Dr. Chase Anderson Talks About Identity Wednesday, August 5 at 3pm EST When asked to define the word “identity,” many think of their name or their job title. But identity is so much more than that—it is the sum of…
The University of Illinois at Chicago has been named Illinois’ best college and university for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students, according to the 2020 edition of rankings from BestColleges, in partnership with Campus Pride.
Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) Center for Biomedical Ethics & Society were recently awarded a grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) of the National Institutes for Health (NIH) to explore LGBTQ+ perspectives on a range of issues related to biomedical research.
June 18, 2020—Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and LGBTQ employment protections, University of Colorado Boulder experts are available for media interviews on next steps. On DACA ruling Violeta Chapin, professor…
On Monday, the Supreme Court issued a decision in the case Bostock v. Clayton County, finding it illegal for employers to discriminate against LGBTQ workers. Katrina Nobles is the Director of Conflict Programs at Cornell University’s School of Industrial and…
Dr. Greg Rabb, a lecturer in the Political Science and Public Administration Department at Buffalo State College, is available to speak on the historic 6-3 Supreme Court of the United States decision today on LGBTQ rights. Rabb created the LGBTQ…
Middle-aged and older adults who identify as lesbian, gay, or bisexual have higher rates of using certain substances in the past year than those who identify as heterosexual, according to a new study led by researchers at NYU Grossman School of Medicine and the Center for Drug Use and HIV/HCV Research (CDUHR) at NYU School of Global Public Health.
Researchers from Michigan State University are the first to pinpoint social factors that can reduce these stressors and improve health for LGBT people. “When we reviewed past studies, we found a pretty stark bias toward studying what made things worse,” said William Chopik, assistant professor of psychology at MSU and lead author.
Today, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Clifford Rosky, along with the National Center for Lesbian Rights, Lambda Legal, and private counsel Womble Bond Dickinson and Brazil & Burke, filed a federal lawsuit challenging a South Carolina statute that prohibits public school health education from including any discussion of same-sex relationships except in the context of sexually transmitted diseases. The lawsuit is filed on behalf of the student organization Gender and Sexuality Alliance, as well as the Campaign for Southern Equality and South Carolina Equality Coalition, including their members who are public school students in the state.
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The lawsuit, Gender and Sexuality Alliance v. Spearman, alleges that S.C. Code § 59-32-30(A)(5), a provision of the South Carolina’s 1988 Comprehensive Health Education Act, violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by discrimi
The first National Nursing LGBTQ Health Summit was a first step toward creating a national health action plan to raise awareness of and improve LGBTQ health.
The Supreme Court will hear arguments this week on a series of cases that could expand protections against job discrimination on the basis of sex, codified by the Civil Rights Act of 1964, to include sexual orientation and gender identity.…
Recent deaths and illnesses linked to vaping have prompted New York to become the first state to ban flavored e-cigarettes. Other states are looking to follow suit, including New Jersey, where Gov. Phil Murphy has appointed a task force to…