ISGMH in the Media

2018

“Dense sexual networks’ behind high HIV rates of gay black men, study finds”
NBC News
December 11, 2018
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“More Clarity on Why HIV Rates Are So High Among Gay & Bi Black Men”
POZ
December 10, 2018
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“Black Gay Men 16 Times More Likely To Contract HIV Despite Less Risky Sexual Behavior”
Instinct Magazine
December 7, 2018
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“Young Gay and Bi Black Men 16 Times More Likely to Get HIV Than White Counterparts”
New Now Next
December 7, 2018
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“Young black bi & gay men have fewer partners. So why are their HIV rates skyrocketing?”
LGBTQ Nation
December 7, 2018
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“HIV Strikes Black Gay Men More, Despite Safer Behaviors”
US News & World Report
December 6, 2018
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“HIV Rates in Young Black Gay Men Strikingly Higher Despite Fewer Risk Behaviors”
Contagion Live
December 6, 2018
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“Public Health Panel Discusses World AIDS Day”
Northwestern Medicine News Center
December 6, 2018
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“Young black gay and bisexual men in US 16 times more likely to acquire HIV”
Gay Star News
December 5, 2018
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“‘Mischievous Responders’ Taint LGBQ Health Estimates in National Survey, Finds NYU Steinhardt Professor”
NYU News
November 30, 2018
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“When Straight Parents Are Lost on Queer Sex”
Psychology Today
November 29, 2018
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“Chicago Bisexual Health Task Force holds first community forum”
Windy City Times
November 21, 2018
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“LGBTQ Youth Need a Proper Sex Education, Too”
Mashable
October 11, 2018
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“LGBT Youth at higher risk for suicide attempts”
Reuters
October 8, 2018
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“Report: One in Four Young Queer Men Have Never Had HIV Test”
Into
September 11, 2018
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“Why LGBTQ Youth Face Heightened Health Risks”
Advocate
August 22, 2018
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“LGBQ Teens At Greater Risk of Obesity and Diabetes”
South Florida Gay News
August 7, 2018
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“Queer teens fatter than straight counterparts”
Washington Blade
August 7, 2018
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“Queer youth have higher chance of obesity & diabetes according to new study”
LGBTQ Nation
August 3, 2018
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“LGBQ Teens Face A Higher Risk of Type 2 Diabetes”
Futurity
August 3, 2018
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“Diabetes Risk Higher Among LGBQ Teens, Northwestern Study Finds”
dLife
August 1, 2019
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“Study: LGB Youth More Likely to Be Obese, at Risk for Diabetes”
Advocate
July 31, 2018
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“Nonheterosexual Youth May Be at Greater Diabetes Risk”
Medscape
July 30, 2018
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“Sedentary lifestyle is leading LGBQ teens towards diabetes, obesity”
Hindustan Times
July 30, 2018
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“LGBQ Youth More Prone to Obesity”
US News & World Report
July 30, 2018
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“Concealed Carry and Teachers; Funding IL Roads; LGBT Diabetes Risk; Automatic Library Renewals” (Podcast)
Illinois Public Media’s The 21st Show
July 25, 2018
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“Feinberg Pioneers LGBT Study Methods”
Northwestern Medicine News Center
July 25, 2018
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“Improving LGBTQ Health with Brian Mustanski, PhD” (Podcast)
Northwestern Medicine News Center
July 25, 2018
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“LGBQ Teens Have Higher Diabetes Risk”
ScienceBlog
July 23, 2018
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“To prevent HIV, young gay and bi men need better sex ed”
Futurity
July 25, 2018
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“Diabetes risk higher among LGBQ teens than heterosexual teens, study finds”
Northwestern University News Center
July 23, 2018
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“Better training needed to address shortcomings in LGBTQ care”
AMA Wire
July 17, 2018
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“This HIV-Prevention Program Uses a Video Game to Help Reduce STI Rates”
Out Magazine
July 3, 2018
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“Northwestern University’s Working On A Multimedia Program To Lower HIV Diagnoses In Younger Men”
Instinct Magazine
July 3, 2018
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“HIV-prevention program that uses soap operas and games shows results”
NBC News
July 2, 2018
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“Want To Prevent HIV Among Young Gay And Bisexual Men? Trying Turning Sex Ed Into A Game”
WBUR
June 29, 2018
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“Targeted E-Health HIV Intervention Reduces STIs and Sexual Risk Behaviors”
National Institute of Mental Health Science News
June 29, 2018
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“LGBTQ teens who aren’t out engage with social media less”
LGBTQ Nation
June 23, 2018
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“Why straight parents struggle to talk to their LGBTQ kids about sex and how to make it easier”

The Washington Post
June 11, 2018
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“Gay and bisexual teens use Grindr for love and friendship, study shows
Georgia Voice
May 23, 2018
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“Teens Are Certainly Using Grindr, Just Not For Sex
PAPER Magazine
May 23, 2018
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“Queer youth are using Grindr for a lot more than hooking up
LGBTQ Nation
May 22, 2018
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“Gay and bisexual teens are using Grindr to find friends and relationships, says study
Pink News
May 21, 2018
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“Study: Gay and Bi Teens Use Grindr to Find Friends and Boyfriends”
The Advocate
May 19, 2018
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“Gay and bisexual male teens use adult dating apps to find sense of community, study shows”
The Chicago Tribune
May 18, 2018
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“Gay male teens use adult hookup apps to find friends, partners”
Northwestern Now
May 18, 2018
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“Parents of LGBTQ Teens Don’t Know How to Discuss Sex, Study Finds”
Bustle
May 4, 2018
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“Straight Parents Don’t Know How to Talk to Their Queer kids, Study Shows”
New Now Next
May 4, 2018
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“When Straight Parents Don’t Know How to Talk to Their LGBTQ Kids about Sex”
New York Magazine
May 2, 2018
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“Massachusetts Introduces LGBTQ-Inclusive Curriculum”
Teen Vogue
April 26, 2018
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“‘I have someone to rely on’: For gay teens, romance reduces the stress of bias, harassment”
Chicago Tribune
April 20, 2018
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“Many Parents Unsure of Talking About Sex With LGBT Kids”
U.S. News and World Report
April 10, 2018
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“How romance can protect gay and lesbian youths from emotional distress”
The Washington Post
April 9, 2018
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“Parents often struggle to talk about sex with LGBTQ teens: Northwestern Study”
Chicago Tribune
April 9, 2018
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“Vu Q&A: The Importance of Sex Ed for Addressing HIV Among Youth”
AIDSVu
April 4, 2018
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“Discrimination Against Your Partner Affects You Too”
Tonic
March 27, 2018
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2017

 

“Alcohol Use Higher In Bi Youth”
The Huffington Post
July 20, 2017
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“Teen Vogue’s ‘Guide to Anal Sex’ Spawns Backlash”
NBC News
July 20, 2017
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“Northwestern Opens Gender-Neutral, Multi-Stall Bathroom”
Chicago Tonight, WTTW
July 5, 2017
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“Northwestern Opens Gender-neutral, Multi-stall Bathroom”
Diverse Issues in Higher Education
July 3, 2017
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“Northwestern Opens Gender-Neutral, Multi-Stall Bathroom”
U.S. News
July 2, 2017
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“Northwestern Offers Multi-Stall Gender Neutral Bathrooms”
CBS Chicago
June 30, 2017
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“Northwestern opens first gender-neutral, multi-stall bathroom”
Chicago Sun Times
June 27, 2017
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“NBC Out #Pride30”
NBC News
June 1, 2017
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“NU conference looks at LGBT health”
Windy City Times
May 3, 2017
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“Same-sex marriage laws linked to fewer youth suicide attempts, new study says”
PBS NewsHour
February 20, 2017
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2016

 

“Youth Education Prevents the Spread of HIV/AIDS”
Jackson Free Press
December 7, 2016
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“Health director keynotes inaugural LGBT health symposium”
Windy City Times
August 23, 2016
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“Social Risks: Are hookup apps to blame for the rise in HIV and sexually-transmitted infections?”
MetroWeekly
September 22, 2016
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“Doctor Launching New Ways to Educate Young Men About HIV”
WBEZ Chicago – Morning Shift
August 17, 2016
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“Health Researchers Hone In on Sexual and Gender Minority Issues”
Diverse Issues in Higher Education
July 18, 2016
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“Do ethicists hinder HIV prevention research?”
Reuters
April 20, 2016
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“Northwestern launches first university-wide LGBT research institute in the nation”
The Daily Northwestern
March 4, 2016
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“New Northwestern Institute commits to improving LGBT health”
Windy City Times
February 29, 2016
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2018


“Young black gay men have vastly higher HIV rates yet fewer partners”
Press Release / December 4, 2018

CHICAGO – Young black men who have sex with men (MSM) are 16 times more likely to have an HIV infection than their white peers despite more frequent testing for HIV and being less likely to have unsafe sex, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. The study was recently published in the Journal of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndromes.

If these rates persist, one out of every two black MSM will become infected with HIV at some point in their lives, compared to one in five Hispanic MSM and one in 11 white MSM, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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“Why aren’t gay teens taking a daily PrEP pill to prevent HIV?”
Op-ed by Dr. Kathryn Macapagal / STAT News / November 26, 2018

Every 30 hours, a gay or bisexual adolescent boy under 18 in the U.S. is diagnosed with HIV. Gay and bisexual teen boys are disproportionately affected by HIV, accounting for almost two-thirds of new infections among adolescents.

Young gay and bisexual men of color are hit especially hard, accounting for over three-quarters of these infections. HIV rates are rising among Latino adolescent boys , and 1 in 2 black men who have sex with men are expected to become HIV positive in their lifetimes.

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“Online HIV Prevention Program Receives $8.8 Million NIH Grant To Put Research Into Practice”
Press Release / August 30. 2018

CHICAGO – The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded an $8.8 million grant to Keep It Up!, a novel online HIV prevention program that successfully reduces sexually transmitted infections in gay young men by 40 percent.

Drawing in users with entertaining soap operas, exercises and interactive games, Keep It Up! is the first online HIV prevention program proven to reduce sexually transmitted infections. Its next goal? To figure out how to best scale up the program nationally.

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“How Do Gay and Bisexual Men Feel about Their Privacy When Using Apps? Not Great.”
Press Release / July 20, 2018

CHICAGO – Earlier this year, it was revealed that Facebook had provided a political firm with personal data on hundreds of millions of users. Just a few months later, Grindr was found to have shared profile information with third-party firms hired to assist them with developing new HIV prevention features.

Months before the news about these incidents broke, Dr. Jonathon Rendina, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Hunter College, CUNY, and Dr. Brian Mustanski, Professor of Medical Social Sciences and Director of the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing at Northwestern University, conducted a study to better understand how gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (GBMSM) felt about the privacy of their personal information when using apps.

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“Diabetes risk higher among LGBQ teens than heterosexual teens, study finds”
Press Release / July 23, 2018

CHICAGO – Lesbian, gay, bisexual and questioning youth are more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes, be obese and engage in less physical activity and more sedentary activities than heterosexual youth, a new Northwestern Medicine study has found.

The study is among the first of its kind to examine how health behaviors linked to minority stress – the day-to-day stress faced by stigmatized and marginalized populations – may contribute to the risk of poor physical health among LGBQ youth.
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“Keep it Up! Reduces STIs and Risky Sexual Behaviors Among Young Men Who Have Sex With Men”
Press Release / June 28, 2018

ISGMH has published  a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine evaluating the effectiveness of Keep It Up!, an interactive online HIV prevention intervention tailored to racially and ethnically diverse young men who have sex with men (YMSM). The study shows that Keep It Up! is significantly more effective than non-tailored online HIV prevention programs in reducing the incidence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and also results in a decrease in the practice of condomless anal sex.
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“Parents struggle to discuss sex with LGBTQ teens”
Press Release / April 5, 2018

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.
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“Romantic relationships buffer gay and lesbian youth from psychological distress”
Press Release / February 15, 2018

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.
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2017


“Barriers prevent addressing HIV crisis among LGBT Youth”
Op-ed, The Hill / December 1, 2017

An HIV crisis among LGBT adolescents in the U.S. is blooming, but the research that could help us understand and solve this crisis is stalled. HIV has moved from being a death sentence to being a chronic disease. In the world, more people are receiving treatment and fewer are dying of AIDS. While this is wonderful news, it has also masked the inequity that this disease is still ravaging certain sectors of our population at alarming rates.
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“Northwestern University is the First Major University In Chicago to Offer a Gender-neutral, Multi-stall Restroom”
Press Release / June 27, 2017

During Pride Month, the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH) is thrilled to announce that Northwestern University is the first major university in Chicago to offer a gender-neutral, multi-stall restroom.
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“The Importance of Family Support When LGBTQ Youth Come Out”
Op-ed, Rewire.News / March 14, 2017

The moment of coming out is not the right time for a parent or family member to begin tackling thoughts and feelings about sexual orientation and gender identity.
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“Binary Rule: Rise in transgender identity questions need for two genders”
Op-ed, Medium / February 27, 2017

Transgender issues recently have consistently made news. The announcement of the Boy Scouts allowing transgender boys in its ranks. A Texas mayor coming out as the first transgender mayor in that state. The new administration’s withdrawal of federal protections for trans students. Yet myths and misunderstandings remain.
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2016


 

“Most People Have All-Gender Restrooms at Home. Why Not Have Them Everywhere?”
Op-ed, Truthout/ December 9, 2016

Just in time for holiday shopping, the retail giant Target absorbed some boycotting noise from a conservative website calling for a boycott of the stores because of its policy of allowing transgender customers to use the bathroom of their choice.
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2018

“LGBT health expert available on new limits for transgender troops”
Media Advisory / March 27, 2018

A recent policy recommendation from the Trump administration disqualifies transgender persons who require or have undergone gender transition from serving in the military. A Northwestern University expert on LGBT health can comment on the negative impact these discriminatory policies have on a person’s mental and physical health.
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