ISGMH in the Media

2018

 

“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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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


“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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