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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.

Newswise:Video Embedded expert-available-to-speak-on-how-magazine-censorship-helped-strengthen-the-lgbtq-community
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Released: 23-Oct-2020 1:40 PM EDT
Expert available to speak on how magazine censorship helped strengthen the LGBTQ community
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 well before the Stonewall Riots.

Newswise: Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Receives Top Marks for LGBTQ-Inclusive Policies and Practices for Third Consecutive Year
Released: 21-Oct-2020 10:05 AM EDT
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Receives Top Marks for LGBTQ-Inclusive Policies and Practices for Third Consecutive Year
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

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.

Released: 16-Oct-2020 12:10 PM EDT
LGBTQ+ campus centers 'more important than ever' argue scholars
Lehigh University

"Essential services" is a phrase that has become commonplace in the era of COVID-19. In a new commentary piece, scholars from Lehigh University and Ohio State University argue that LGBTQ+ college and university campus resource centers are essential to the health, well-being and academic achievement of LGBTQ+ students.

Released: 8-Oct-2020 2:20 PM EDT
Discrimination contributes to poorer heart health for LGBTQ adults
American Heart Association (AHA)

More than half (56%) of LGBTQ adults and 70% of those who are transgender or gender non-conforming report experiencing some form of discrimination, including the use of harsh or abusive language, from a health care professional.

Newswise: Center Receives Funding for LGBTQ+ Academic Journal
Released: 23-Sep-2020 11:55 AM EDT
Center Receives Funding for LGBTQ+ Academic Journal
Rutgers School of Public Health

The Rutgers School of Public Health’s Center for Health, Identity, Behavior and Prevention Studies (CHIBPS) has received $25,000 from the PRIDE Alliance People and Business Resource Group at Bristol Myers Squibb to support their journal, Annals of LGBTQ Public and Population Health.

Released: 21-Sep-2020 3:25 PM EDT
Hospital for Special Surgery Earns “LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader” Designation from Human Rights Campaign Foundation
Hospital for Special Surgery

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.

Released: 9-Sep-2020 1:05 AM EDT
Sexual Minority Men Who Smoke Report Worse Mental Health and More Frequent Substance Use
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Cigarette smoking is associated with frequent substance use and poor behavioral and physical health in sexual and gender minority populations, according to Rutgers researchers.

Released: 8-Sep-2020 11:05 AM EDT
Mount Sinai Named As 2020 National LGBTQ Health Equity Leader
Mount Sinai Health System

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).

Released: 31-Aug-2020 4:40 PM EDT
UChicago Medicine named 'LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader' for 6th consecutive time
University of Chicago Medical Center

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.

Released: 19-Aug-2020 1:15 PM EDT
Young Gay Men’s Health Care Needs Not Being Met
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Discrimination and health care providers’ lack of knowledge may lead to missed screenings and care, Rutgers study finds

Newswise: Rutgers Dean Receives Award for Acclaimed Book on Realities and Challenges Faced by Three Generations of Gay Men
Released: 10-Aug-2020 1:25 PM EDT
Rutgers Dean Receives Award for Acclaimed Book on Realities and Challenges Faced by Three Generations of Gay Men
Rutgers School of Public Health

Rutgers School of Public Health Dean, Perry N. Halkitis, has received the Distinguished Book Award from the American Psychological Association’s Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity for Out in Time: The Public Lives of Gay Men from Stonewall to the Queer Generation.

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Released: 6-Aug-2020 4:30 PM EDT
Social work’s role in the health, well-being of LGBTQ people in China
Washington University in St. Louis

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.

Newswise: Racial and LGBT bias persists in ridesharing drivers despite mitigation efforts, IU research finds
Released: 22-Jul-2020 6:05 AM EDT
Racial and LGBT bias persists in ridesharing drivers despite mitigation efforts, IU research finds
Indiana University

Despite efforts by ridesharing companies to eliminate or reduce discrimination, research from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business finds that racial and LGBT bias persists among drivers. Platforms such as Uber, Lyft and Via responded to drivers' biased behavior by removing information that could indicate a rider's gender and race from initial ride requests. However, researchers still found that biases against underrepresented groups and those who indicate support for the LGBT community continued to exist after drivers accepted a ride request -- when the rider's picture would then be displayed.

Newswise: Fund to aid family advocacy initiative in UIC John Marshall Law School clinic
Released: 20-Jul-2020 11:05 AM EDT
Fund to aid family advocacy initiative in UIC John Marshall Law School clinic
University of Illinois at Chicago

Thanks to Ralla Klepak, who passed away in April 2019 at the age of 82, those in need of representation in family law matters will continue to have her advocacy via a new endowment fund formed at the University of Illinois at Chicago John Marshall Law School.

Released: 13-Jul-2020 9:05 PM EDT
Medicine and Education Lag in the Delivery of Services to Enhance Health of Sexually Active Adolescent Gay-Identified Men
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Young gay sexual minority men – especially Black and Latino youth – have their first sexual experiences at younger ages, emphasizing a need for comprehensive and inclusive sex education, according to Rutgers researchers.


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