Cec Hardacker Presents on Gender Appropriate Language in Clinical Settings


As part of ISGMH’s Current Issues in LGBTQ Health lecture series, Cecilia ‘Cec’ Hardacker, Howard Brown Health’s Director of Education, presented on best practices for using gender appropriate language in clinical settings to more than 300 audience members including health practitioners, hospital administrators, and researchers. Hardacker’s lecture was hosted and cosponsored by Northwestern Medicine. Continue Reading ▶︎

Dr. Nina Harawa Examines Internalized Homo/Bi-phobia, Gender Role Conflict, and Identity in Black MSMW

On August 6, 2019 Dr. Nina Harawa of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA presented on her work with internalized homophobia and biphobia in Black men who have sex with men and women as part of ISGMH’s Current Issues in LGBTQ Health lecture series. Dr. Harawa began her lecture by discussing labels such as gay, bisexual, same gender loving, men who have sex with men (MSM), men who have sex with men and women (MSMW), on the down low, and the different connotations each label holds. Continue Reading ▶︎

Dr. Sari van Anders Presents at Current Issues in LGBTQ Health Lecture Series

For the latest ISGMH Current Issues in LGBTQ Health lecture series, we were joined by Dr. Sari van Anders, Canada 150 Research Chair and Professor of Psychology, Gender Studies, and Neuroscience at Queens University. Dr. Sari van Anders presented an overview of Sexual Configurations Theory, an empirically grounded framework for understanding sexuality informed by both biology and culture. Continue Reading ▶︎

Dr. Héctor Carrillo Joins ISGMH for Current Issues in LGBTQ Health Lecture

Dr. Héctor Carrillo recently presented “Rethinking Sexual Migration: Shifting Sexualities and Health Implications” for ISGMH’s Current Issues in LGBTQ Health lecture series. With an emphasis on the importance of recognizing the impact social factors have on health, Dr. Carrillo shared themes from his book Pathways of Desire: The Sexual Migration of Mexican Gay Men. Continue Reading ▶︎

Dr. E. Patrick Johnson Presents Current Issues in LGBTQ Health Lecture/Performance

Dr. E. Patrick Johnson recently joined ISGMH to present “The Beekeeper: Performing Black Southern Women Who Love Women.” Interweaving his lecture with performances of oral histories, Dr. Johnson shared experiences of black Southern women who desire women. Dr. Johnson highlighted three overlapping themes from his work with black Southern queer women: religion, gender nonconformity, and sexual trauma.   Continue Reading ▶︎

Dr. Carlos Gallo Presents Current Issues in LGBTQ Health Lecture

Dr. Carlos Gallo recently presented “Analyzing linguistic style in text messages for an HIV prevention program” for ISGMH’s Current Issues in LGBTQ Health lecture series. Dr. Gallo spoke of the relationship between language expression and health outcomes while detailing the findings from his analysis of linguistic matching in Guy2Guy (G2G), an early IMPACT Program intervention. Continue Reading ▶︎

Dr. Dustin Duncan Presents Current Issues in LGBTQ Health Lecture

Dr. Dustin Duncan joined ISGMH on March 13th to present the tenth lecture in our Current Issues in LGBTQ Health series.

Dr. Duncan discussed several of his research projects in a talk titled “Spatial Epidemiology of Health Disparities in LGBT Populations: What Do We Know and What’s Next?” His lecture emphasized the importance of examining the role social and environmental determinants of health play in shaping health disparities in SGM populations. Continue Reading ▶︎

ISGMH Brings Current Issues in LGBTQ Health to Evanston with Dr. Jennifer Brier

ISGMH was proud to host our first Current Issues in LGBTQ Health lecture in Evanston last week. Dr. Jennifer Brier, the director for the University of Illinois at Chicago’s program in Women’s and Gender Studies, examined the history of HIV/AIDS in a talk titled “How to Have History in an Epidemic: Can History Make You Healthy?” Dr. Continue Reading ▶︎