Steven Thrasher Joins ISGMH Faculty

We are excited to announce that Steven Thrasher, the inaugural Daniel H. Renberg Chair of social justice in reporting and assistant professor of journalism at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism, has joined ISGMH’s core faculty group. Thrasher is a renowned journalist and scholar of HIV criminalization, racism, and homophobia, and was the recipient of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association Journalist of the Year award in 2012, as well as the Al Neuharth Award for Innovation in Investigative Journalism in 2015. 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 ▶︎

Christina Dyar Receives K01 Grant to Study Health of Sexual Minority Women

ISGMH faculty member, Dr. Christina Dyar, has received a 5 year K01 to study the health of lesbian, bisexual, pansexual, and queer women. The K01 is funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). This five-year grant will fund a mixed-methods research project and Dyar’s further training in substance use research, experience sampling methods, qualitative/mixed methods, and intervention development. Continue Reading ▶︎

Lauren B. Beach Receives NHLBI K12 Award for CADENCES HIV Project

ISGMH is proud to announce that our faculty member and Associate Director of the EDIT Research Program, Dr. Lauren B. Beach, has been named an inaugural Third Coast HIV-related Cardiovascular and Sleep Disorders Career Development Program K12 (TC-CS K12) Scholar. Through the K12, Dr. Beach will receive 2 years of funding to support the success of her project, “CVD Algorithm Designed to Elucidate Consequences of Cytokines, Environment, SES, and HIV (CADENCES HIV).” Dr. Continue Reading ▶︎

ISGMH Marches in 2019 Chicago Pride Parade

Here at Northwestern University, Pride runs in the family. On World Pride Day, and the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, ISGMH marched with units from Northwestern University and Northwestern Medicine in the 2019 Chicago Pride Parade in downtown Chicago.

Participants included the Queer Pride Graduate Student Association, Law School students, K-PROUD Kellogg, and OIDI among others. Continue Reading ▶︎

Aymar Jean Christian: 2019 Leader for a New Chicago Awardee

This year’s Leaders for a New Chicago awardees include ISGMH affiliate faculty member, Aymar Jean “AJ” Christian. The Field Foundation of Illinois is a “private, independent foundation that has been dedicated to the promise of Chicago for over 80 years. It aims its grant-making toward the goal of community empowerment through funding nonprofits working in justice, art and leadership investment.” The Foundation makes $2 million in grants annually, which it uses in part to support these local awardees. Continue Reading ▶︎

Keep It Up! Call for Video Submissions from Young, Gay, Bisexual, Queer, and other Same-Gender Loving Men

Our Keep It Up! (KIU!) team is seeking video submissions from young gay, bisexual, queer, and other same-gender loving men about their experiences with love, dating, sex, and relationships. If selected, your video submission will be included in the newest version of our multimedia KIU! HIV prevention program for young guys who like guys. Continue Reading ▶︎