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Alabama Supreme Court Decision to Halt Same-Sex Marriages Hurts Children, Defies U.S. Constitution, Expert Says

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Alabama, Federalism and Same-Sex Marriage: A Foreshadowing As To How the U.S. Supreme Court Will Rule?

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Politics and Law Expert Discusses Timing, Ramifications of Supreme Court's Decision to Take on Same-Sex Marriage

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Ellen Andersen, associate professor in gender, sexuality, and women’s studies and political science at the University of Vermont, weighs in on the Supreme Court's decision to rule on gay marriage

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Study Finds Transgender Children Are Clear About Their Identity

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A visible and growing number of transgender children in North America live in alignment with their gender identity rather than their natal sex, yet scientific research has largely ignored them. No longer, says Nicholas Eaton, PhD, an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Stony Brook University. Dr. Eaton and his colleagues at the TransYouth Project have started the first large-scale, national study of socially-supported transgender kids.

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Landmark Study to Track ‘Pioneer’ Generation of Transgender Children

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A groundbreaking new study, believed to be the first to focus on transgender children living as their identified gender in all aspects of their lives, finds that those children's gender identity is deeply rooted.

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Media: Need Legal Perspective to Comment on #LDS Press Conference in Utah? Cliff Rosky of @uutah & @sjquinney Available Today. #fairness4all

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Trans Buddy Program to Support LGBT Patients

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Fear of being stigmatized by health care professionals is a barrier for many patients who are members of the LGBT community — it’s one of the most-reported reasons transgender individuals do not go to the doctor. Kale Edmiston and Lauren Mitchell, Ph.D. candidates at Vanderbilt, want to change that. This month the pair, along with a dedicated group of volunteers, will begin serving as advocates for a pilot program called Trans Buddy.

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Expert Available To Discuss 5th Circuit, Georgia Same-Sex Marriage Cases

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VUSM Student Develops Guide on Health Needs of LGBT Patients

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Vanderbilt University Medical School student Kristen Eckstrand, Ph.D., is making a national impact on the way healthcare is delivered to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) communities. As chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Advisory Committee on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Sex Development, Eckstrand has written a national guide developed to educate the academic medical community about the health needs of patients who are LGBT, gender nonconforming and/or born with differences in sex development (DSD).

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Heterosexuals Have Egalitarian Views on Legal Benefits for Same-Sex Couples, Not on PDA

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A new study indicates that heterosexuals have predominately egalitarian views on legal benefits for — but not public displays of affection (PDA) by — same-sex couples.