The LGBT Health & Development Program


Jump start a gay-straight alliance (GSA) at your school.

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31st August

Want to start a GSA at your school or jump start your existing GSA?

GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network) has created this resource for new and already-established Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) or similar clubs. The resources take you through the process of establishing or re-establishing your group, identifying your mission and goals, and assessing your school’s climate. Jump Start your school and your GSA and create safer schools for all regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression.

This guide consists of eight self-contained sections; all are designed to help you jump-start – or bring fresh and creative energy to – your student club. They are available as PDF files to download, in full color (high resolution, large file size) and black and white (low resolution, smaller file size).

GLSEN Jump Start Guide.


Find resources in your area from the Trevor Project

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30th August

The Trevor Project can help you find resources in your area.  Punch in your city or zip code and it will help you find local resources, like Community Centers, Health Services, Helplines and Information Lines, HIV/AIDS, Legal, Mental Health, Parents and Families, Shelters and Transitional Housing, Substance Abuse Treatment, Support and Social Groups, Transgender services, and Violence and Harassment.

Click the map below to get started.


Online training in suicide risk and prevention among LGBT youth

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25th August

In 2008, Dr. Mustanski did an online training for health professionals on suicide risk and prevention among LGBT youth for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Recommended citation:
Mustanski, B. (2008). Suicide Risk and Prevention among LGBT Youth. American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Webinar, Retrieved [insert date] from http://www.impactprogram.org/?p=215


New York Times reports a narrow majority of Americans support allowing same-sex couples to legally marry

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24th August

According to the New York Times, support for allowing same-sex couples to legally marry has risen to 45 percent or more, according to national polls, and a CNN poll this month found that a narrow majority of Americans are supportive. In Illinois they report that support has gone up 22% since 1994-1996 to now being supported by the majority of Illinois residents.  | Read Full Article |


Dr. Mustanski teaches at International LGBT Psychology Summer Institute 2010

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19th August

From August 2nd to 6th, 2010, Dr. Mustanski was one of 9 senior Psychologists in the field to teach at the second International LGBT Psychology Summer Institute at the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor.  Attendees included  48 junior faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students from 10 different countries.  IMPACT member Steve DuBois, MA was one of the trainees selected for a large group of applicants.


Video on HIV education for gender minorities in India

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19th August

This video shows how a peer educator in India is reaching out to members of the kothi class in India by providing a safe space for this gender minority and educating about preventing the spread of HIV.


Find providers and clinics near you where you can get HIV testing and services

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18th August

Enter your address, city & state, or zip code in the box below to find a clinic or provider near you where you can get an HIV test, prevention service, or treatment. Many of them offer free or low cost testing. By clicking the “services” tab you can also search for other services like mental health, housing, substance abuse, and health centers.

Find HIV/AIDS Prevention & Service Providers

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For more information on this widget, please visit AIDS.gov.


Send a text message to find HIV testing centers near you

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10th August

How easy is this?  Send a text message with your zip code  to 566948 (KNOW IT) and they will text you back with HIV testing sites near you.  Many of these testing sites are free or very low cost, but they will send you the phone number for the center so you can call and get all the details. Standard message and data rates may apply.


A U.S. Judge Found that the California Anti-Marriage Law (Prop 8) to be Unconstitutional

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4th August

A federal judge in San Francisco decided today that gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry, striking down Proposition 8, the California  ballot measure that banned same-sex unions.

U.S. District Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker said Proposition 8 violated the federal constitutional rights of gays and lesbians to marry the partners of their choice. His ruling is expected to be appealed to the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and then up to the US Supreme Court.

The federal judge ruled, “Plaintiffs seek to have the state recognize their committed relationships, and plaintiffs’ relationships are consistent with the core of the history, tradition and practice of marriage in the United States.”  You can read his ruling here: Prop 8 judge ruling 2010.

Judge Walker’s historic ruling relied heavily on the testimony he heard at … Read More »





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