How Do Gay and Bisexual Men Feel about Their Privacy When Using Apps? Not Great.

Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing Press Release

Authors: 

Dr. H. Jonathon Rendina (hrendina@hunter.cuny.edu)
Dr. Brian Mustanski (brian@northwestern.edu)

Media Contact: Zaina Awad (zaina.awad@northwestern.edu)

Earlier this year, it was revealed that Facebook had provided a political firm with personal data on hundreds of millions of users. Continue Reading ▶︎

Parents struggle to discuss sex with LGBTQ teens

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY NEWS
MEDIA CONTACT: Marla Paul at marla-paul@northwestern.edu or 312-503-8928

Parents struggle to discuss sex with LGBTQ teens

  • ‘My challenge is I have no idea what sex is really like for men, especially for gay men’
  • Parents don’t know what constitutes safe sexual behaviors for LGBTQ teens
  • Parents need resources to help them overcome discomfort in discussing sexual health
  • Supportive relationship with parents is strong predictor of good health behaviors in all teens

CHICAGO — It’s hard enough for parents to have “the talk” about sexual health with their kids, but parents of LGBTQ children feel especially uncomfortable and unequipped when they try to educate them about sex and dating, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. Continue Reading ▶︎

LGBT health expert available on new limits for transgender troops

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY NEWS
MEDIA CONTACT: Marla Paul at marla-paul@northwestern.edu or 312-503-8928
MEDIA ADVISORY: March 27, 2018

LGBT health expert available on new limits for transgender troops

CHICAGO — A recent policy recommendation from the Trump administration disqualifies transgender persons who require or have undergone gender transition from serving in the military. Continue Reading ▶︎

Romantic relationships buffer gay and lesbian youth from psychological distress

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY NEWS
MEDIA CONTACT: Marla Paul at marla-paul@northwestern.edu or 312-503-8928
FOR RELEASE: Feb. 15, 2018 

Romantic relationships buffer gay and lesbian youth from psychological distress

Bullying doesn’t “hurt” as much when you are in love

  • Parents and friends don’t have same protective effect as romantic partners
  • Romance is associated with higher psychological distress for bisexuals, who face unique stressors
  • Suggests benefits of helping LGBT youth meet in citywide ‘queer proms’ and learn healthy behaviors for dating and romance

CHICAGO — Lesbian and gay youth showed significantly less psychological distress and were buffered against the negative effects of bullying and victimization when they were in a relationship than when they were not, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study conducted in collaboration with the University of Cincinnati. Continue Reading ▶︎