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Newswise: Rutgers Center Partners with Salvation Army for Event on LGBTQ+ Health Needs
Released: 16-Jun-2021 10:05 PM EDT
Rutgers Center Partners with Salvation Army for Event on LGBTQ+ Health Needs
Rutgers School of Public Health

The Rutgers School of Public Health’s Center for Health, Identity, Behavior, and Prevention Studies is collaborating with the Newark Salvation Army to host a virtual conversation about the health needs of the LGBTQ+ community in Newark and New Jersey.

Released: 16-Jun-2021 1:05 PM EDT
Sexual Violence Raises E-cigarette Use Among Sexual Minority Teens, But Not Heterosexual Peers
University at Buffalo

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.

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Released: 15-Jun-2021 2:05 PM EDT
Endocrine Society Applauds AMA Resolution Supporting Access to Gender-Affirming Care
Endocrine Society

The Endocrine Society—a professional organization of more than 18,000 health care providers and scientists worldwide—praised the American Medical Association’s House of Delegates for passing a resolution opposing efforts to criminalize medical care for transgender youth.

Released: 15-Jun-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Columbia Nursing Launches Center for Sexual and Gender Minority Health Research
Columbia University School of Nursing

Columbia University School of Nursing has announced the establishment of the Center for Sexual and Gender Minority Health Research (CSGMHR).

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Released: 10-Jun-2021 4:00 PM EDT
Pride Month: FSU physician sheds light on LGBTQ health disparities
Florida State University

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.

Newswise: LGBTQ+ Youth:  A Year of Trauma and Resilience
Released: 9-Jun-2021 4:50 PM EDT
LGBTQ+ Youth: A Year of Trauma and Resilience
Palo Alto University

Register here for panel discussion on June 15, 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time

Newswise: 30 Days of Pride
Released: 3-Jun-2021 2:05 PM EDT
30 Days of Pride
California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

LGBTQIA awareness is always in season, but during Pride Month in June, there's a heightened sense of visibility and community. These CSU faculty members, students, alumni and staff are committ​ed to breaking down closet doors year-round.​

Newswise: Social Justice as Part of the Remedy for What Ails Us
Released: 3-Jun-2021 10:55 AM EDT
Social Justice as Part of the Remedy for What Ails Us
University of California San Diego Health

The T. Denny Sanford Institute for Empathy and Compassion has opened its newest center, focused on addressing issues of social justice in health care.

Newswise: Rutgers School of Public Health to Host Pride Week
Released: 2-Jun-2021 10:55 AM EDT
Rutgers School of Public Health to Host Pride Week
Rutgers School of Public Health

The Rutgers School of Public Health invites you to join its inaugural Pride Week events happening between June 9–11, 2021.

Newswise: Pride, Progress and Breaking down Barriers: LGBTQ+ Cancer Concerns
Released: 2-Jun-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Pride, Progress and Breaking down Barriers: LGBTQ+ Cancer Concerns
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

A person with cancer who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or non-binary may have unique concerns about communicating with their cancer care team, navigating the healthcare system and coping with their diagnosis. An expert from Rutgers Cancer Institute calls attention to the healthcare challenges and barriers faced by this community during Pride Month and explains how health care professionals are becoming better allies.

Released: 21-May-2021 2:45 PM EDT
Researchers aim to modify fragmented health care system to reduce HIV incidence among trans women
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

There are an estimated one-million transgender adults living in the U.S. and an estimated 14% of transgender women are living with HIV. Researchers at UTHealth are studying if a combination intervention that combines HIV prevention services and hormonal therapy, supported by peer health navigation, will reduce HIV acquisition among this patient population.

Released: 13-May-2021 4:00 PM EDT
Utah Supreme Court hands S.J. Quinney College of Law alums major victory in transgender rights case
University of Utah

In a landmark case argued by two S.J. Quinney College of Law alums, the Utah Supreme Court ruled on May 6, 2021, that transgender Utahns have a legal right to change the name and gender marker on their birth certificates and other state records.

Newswise: Stigma Remains a Barrier in HIV Prevention and Treatment
Released: 26-Apr-2021 11:05 AM EDT
Stigma Remains a Barrier in HIV Prevention and Treatment
Rutgers School of Public Health

Stigma and discrimination, such as homophobia and racism, impede engagement in HIV prevention and use of biomedical tools for treatment in both HIV-negative and HIV-positive gay and bisexual men, according to a Rutgers study.

Released: 26-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
More than Half of Generation Z Gay, Bisexual Teenage Boys Report Being Out to Parents
American Psychological Association (APA)

A majority of gay and bisexual Generation Z teenage boys report being out to their parents, part of an uptick in coming out among young people that researchers have noted in recent decades, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. However, stigma and religious beliefs still prevent some young people from disclosing their sexual identity.

Released: 21-Apr-2021 3:10 PM EDT
People at High Risk for HIV Know about Prevention Pill, But Use Remains Low
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

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.

Released: 14-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Endocrine Society Condemns Efforts to Block Access to Medical Care for Transgender Youth
Endocrine Society

Medical evidence, not politics, should inform treatment decisions

Newswise: Eberly College students lead gender inclusivity, anti-racism training at WVU
Released: 14-Apr-2021 8:05 AM EDT
Eberly College students lead gender inclusivity, anti-racism training at WVU
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

A gender inclusivity and anti-racism training—for students and by students—is building a stronger sense of belonging and community at WVU.

Newswise: Married same-sex couples more likely to raise kids over cohabiting ones, according to new BGSU research
Released: 12-Apr-2021 2:05 PM EDT
Married same-sex couples more likely to raise kids over cohabiting ones, according to new BGSU research
Bowling Green State University

When it comes to same-sex couples raising children, married couples are more likely to be raising children than cohabiting ones, according to new research by Bowling Green State University.

Released: 12-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
AERA Council Votes to Keep Association Meetings Out of States that Pass Anti-Trans Laws
American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Washington, April 8—Today, members of the American Educational Research Association’s Council unanimously passed this resolution.

Released: 8-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Structural Racism and Anti-LGBTQ Policies Lead to Significantly Worse Health Among Black Sexual Minority Men
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Eliminating racist and anti-LGBTQ policies is essential to improving the health of Black gay, bisexual and other sexual minority men, according to a Rutgers-led research team.

Released: 5-Apr-2021 8:05 AM EDT
The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) applauds the appointment of Dr. Rachel Levine, the first ever transgender official confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)

AED member, Dr. Rachel Levine, was confirmed by the US Senate to serve as US Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services

17-Mar-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Transgender youth face higher risk of conditions that affect heart health
Endocrine Society

Transgender youth have higher odds than cisgender youth of being diagnosed with medical conditions that can affect their overall metabolic and cardiovascular health, according to a study presented virtually at ENDO 2021, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting.

Released: 15-Mar-2021 1:45 PM EDT
Same-sex marriage exposes ‘cavernous divide’ between Vatican, Catholics
Cornell University

The Vatican’s orthodoxy office has issued a formal response to a question about whether Catholic clergy have the authority to bless same-sex unions, saying the Catholic Church won’t bless same-sex unions since God “cannot bless sin.”

Newswise: Pandemic compounds psychosocial issues for sexual, gender minorities (SGM)
Released: 24-Feb-2021 11:00 AM EST
Pandemic compounds psychosocial issues for sexual, gender minorities (SGM)
Case Western Reserve University

The weight of isolation and loss of social connection caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has compounded existing psychosocial-emotional issues already experienced by adults who identify as sexual or gender minorities (SGM). And while many people globally and across the United States—regardless of their gender identity—are experiencing pandemic anxiety at some level, those who identify as SGM appear to have been disproportionally affected by the pandemic both physically and mentally.

Released: 20-Feb-2021 12:05 PM EST
April 2021 Issue of AJPH Highlights COVID-19 as it Relates to Unemployment and Excess Deaths in Florida, Medicaid Expansion, and Misinformation Spread by Crowdfunding Campaigns
American Public Health Association (APHA)

April 2021 highlights from AJPH Issue includes COVID-19-related articles around deaths linked to unemployment, higher than reported death toll in Florida and crowdfunding campaigns spreading misinformation

Released: 19-Feb-2021 12:10 PM EST
The US Must Address the Rising Rates of HIV infections among Latinx Sexual and Gender Minorities, Says New Analysis
George Washington University

In 2019, the U.S. rolled out a new initiative aimed at ending the HIV epidemic by the year 2030. In a new analysis published in The Lancet, Carlos Rodriguez-Diaz, an Associate Professor at the George Washington University, suggests that initiative will fail unless the U.S. addresses the rising rates of HIV infection in Latinx sexual and gender minority populations.

15-Feb-2021 9:00 AM EST
Study finds risk factor for blood clots occurs in more than 10 percent of transgender men using testosterone
Endocrine Society

A potentially dangerous side effect of testosterone therapy for transgender men is an increase in red blood cells that can raise the risk of blood clots, heart attack or stroke, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Released: 11-Feb-2021 12:25 PM EST
LGBT+ workers experience higher levels of conflict at work, shows new report
University of Bath

The CIPD is today launching a new research report, co-authored by the University of Bath's Dr Luke Fletcher, to highlight how LGBT+ workers tend to have a more negative experience of work.

Released: 5-Feb-2021 12:00 PM EST
The Controversy over Sen. Rand Paul Remarks Claiming that Trans Inclusion Will 'Destroy Girls' Athletics'
University of Washington

Sen. Paul claimed that allowing biological males to participate in girls’ sports "would completely destroy girls’ athletics." This has not been proven and some say it misses the point of high school athletic programs.

Released: 29-Jan-2021 8:25 AM EST
Endocrine Society and partners to intervene in U.K. transgender medicine court appeal
Endocrine Society

The United Kingdom’s High Court has granted permission for a coalition of LGBTQ+, youth, reproductive health and medical organizations, including the Endocrine Society, to intervene in an appeal of its decision that minors under age 16 likely could not give informed consent for pubertal suppression.

14-Jan-2021 11:05 AM EST
Social exclusion, career limitations hinder LGBTQ STEM professionals
University of Michigan

LGBTQ professionals' pride in their science, technology, engineering, and math work is not reciprocated, say researchers.

Newswise: UCLA Fielding School of Public Health Establishes Center to Focus on the Health, Safety and Well-being of LGBTQ Community
Released: 17-Dec-2020 10:00 AM EST
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health Establishes Center to Focus on the Health, Safety and Well-being of LGBTQ Community
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

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.

Newswise: First-of-its-kind twin study at IU finds 50 percent greater risk of suicide attempts, self-harm in sexual minority adolescents
Released: 16-Dec-2020 11:20 AM EST
First-of-its-kind twin study at IU finds 50 percent greater risk of suicide attempts, self-harm in sexual minority adolescents
Indiana University

Adolescents who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or other sexual minority are twice as likely to attempt suicide or self-harm than adolescents who identify as heterosexual, according to a new study from Indiana University.

14-Dec-2020 9:00 AM EST
Discriminatory policies threaten care for transgender, gender diverse individuals
Endocrine Society

The Endocrine Society and the Pediatric Endocrine Society oppose legislative efforts to block transgender and gender diverse individuals from accessing gender-affirming medical and surgical care, the two medical societies said in a joint policy perspective published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Newswise: Sexual and Gender Orientation Data is Needed to Measure COVID-19 Impact on LGBTQ Communities
Released: 9-Dec-2020 12:55 PM EST
Sexual and Gender Orientation Data is Needed to Measure COVID-19 Impact on LGBTQ Communities
Rutgers School of Public Health

States need to implement a uniform system of collecting sexual orientation and gender identity demographic data to better understand the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on LGBTQ communities, according to a new Rutgers School of Public Health Center for Health, Identity, Behavior and Prevention Studies (CHIBPS) paper.

Released: 20-Nov-2020 10:10 AM EST
Sexual minorities, especially women, who misuse substances more likely to have psychiatric disorders
University of Michigan

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.

Released: 11-Nov-2020 2:05 PM EST
Under-insured transgender americans turn to riskier sources for gender-affirming hormones
American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)

Transgender people who lack access to insurance coverage for gender-affirming hormone therapy are more likely to use hormones from sources other than a licensed prescriber, compared to those with insurance coverage.

5-Nov-2020 2:25 PM EST
Underinsured Transgender Americans More Likely to Turn to Riskier Sources for Gender-Affirming Hormones
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

People who are transgender and lack access to insurance coverage for gender-affirming hormone therapy are more likely to turn to sources other than a licensed health care provider, a new Michigan Medicine-led study finds.

Newswise:Video Embedded research-reveals-how-magazine-censorship-in-the-50s-and-60s-laid-the-foundation-for-future-lgbtq-rights-law
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Released: 24-Oct-2020 1:05 AM EDT
Research reveals how magazine censorship in the 50s and 60s laid the foundation for future LGBTQ rights law
California State University, Fullerton

Research from Jason Shepard, chair and professor of communications at Cal State Fullerton, highlights how First Amendment law was both a weapon and shield in the expansion of LGBTQ rights, and well before the Stonewall Riots.


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