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26-Mar-2020 12:10 PM EDT
Transgender teens have high rates of depression, suicidal thoughts
Endocrine Society

Two-thirds of transgender teens have depression, and many also have suicidal thoughts and self-injuring behavior, according to research accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting, and publication in a special supplemental section of the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

Newswise: Education the key to equal parenting rights for same-sex couples
Released: 10-Mar-2020 7:05 PM EDT
Education the key to equal parenting rights for same-sex couples
University of South Australia

Same-sex marriage may have been given the green (or rainbow) light in many countries around the world, but it appears there are still some entrenched attitudes in society when it comes to same-sex parenting.

Released: 5-Mar-2020 2:50 PM EST
LGBT health improves when friends are just like them
Michigan State University

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.

Released: 27-Feb-2020 8:30 AM EST
University of Utah law professor challenges South Carolina statute that prohibits discussion of LGBTQ relationships in schools
University of Utah

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. Click here to learn more and read the complaint. 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

Released: 12-Feb-2020 12:10 PM EST
Gay and bisexual men have higher rate of skin cancer
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

In the largest study of skin cancer rates among gay, lesbian or bisexual individuals, investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital report important differences in skin cancer prevalence among sexual minorities.

Released: 11-Feb-2020 11:10 AM EST
Young Men Unaware of Risks of HPV Infection and Need for HPV Vaccination
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Young sexual minority men — including those who are gay, bisexual, queer or straight-identified men who have sex with men — do not fully understand their risk for human papillomavirus (HPV) due to a lack of information from health care providers, according to Rutgers researchers.

Newswise: U.S. protections for constitutional rights falling behind global peers
8-Jan-2020 9:00 PM EST
U.S. protections for constitutional rights falling behind global peers
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

New research from the WORLD Policy Analysis Center at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health (WORLD) shows that the United States is falling behind its global peers when it comes to guarantees for key constitutional rights. Researchers identified key gaps in the U.S. including guarantees of the right to health, gender equality, and rights for persons with disabilities.

Released: 27-Dec-2019 12:50 PM EST
Gender norms affect attitudes towards gay men and lesbian women globally
Society for Personality and Social Psychology

Washington, DC - Gay men and lesbian women have often been the targets of prejudice and even violence in society.

Newswise: Progressive Gender Beliefs in Teen Boys May Be Protective Against Violence
Released: 27-Dec-2019 12:15 AM EST
Progressive Gender Beliefs in Teen Boys May Be Protective Against Violence
Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Teenage boys who witness their peers abusing women and girls are much more likely to bully and fight with others, as well as behave abusively toward their dates, compared to teenage boys who don’t witness such behaviors, according to a new study.

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