On February 22, Drs. Kathryn Macapagal and Ashley Kraus presented a guest lecture for a Health and Social Media undergraduate class in the Department of Communication Studies at Northwestern University. Their lecture discussed the use of social media to promote sexual health in sexual and gender minority (SGM) youth.
Their guest lecture was given as a part of ISGMH’s new Social Media Working Group (SMWG). The SMWG consists of an interdisciplinary team of Northwestern scholars, students, and staff involved in projects related to social media and sexual and gender minority (SGM) populations. The aims of the working group are to share knowledge; foster cross-campus collaborations to advance the study of SGM and social media; and build connections with SGM social media influencers, users, and industry members; with the ultimate goal of better understanding SGM populations and promoting SGM health and wellbeing through social media.