The LGBT Health & Development Program

October is GLBT history month…learn your history!

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23rd October

The Equality Forum has put together these brief videos about 31 different LGBT icons.  The icons are selected for their achievements in their field of endeavor; for their status as a national hero; or for their significant contribution to GLBT civil rights.  The LGBT community is one of the only communities that rarely learns our history at home, in public schools or in religious institutions. GLBT History Month teaches our heritage, provides role models, builds community and makes the civil rights statement of our extraordinary national and international contributions.

President Obama: It gets better

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22nd October

President Obama shares his message of hope and support for LGBT youth who may be experiencing being bullied.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivers a message to the LGBT community that “Tomorrow Will Be Better”

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20th October

A Crowd of People Around You

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10th October

It Gets Better Video We Love

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6th October

The outpouring of videos from the It Gets Better Project has been amazing.  Here is a new one that we love.

New IMPACT Assistant Director, Dr. George Greene

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5th October

The IMPACT Program welcomes a new Assistant Director.  George J. Greene, Ph.D., is a Community Psychologist and Research Assistant Professor of Psychiatry.  From participation in national, multisite HIV-interventions, to work in healthcare clinics and grassroots organizations, he has tailored his work over the last 10 years to develop, implement, and evaluate HIV-preventive interventions in ethnic minority communities.   Dr. Greene received an American Psychological Association Award to conduct doctoral research and his dissertation, “Contextualizing HIV prevention to predict high-risk sexual situations for young African-American and Latino men who have sex with men,” exemplifies his commitment to understanding HIV risk behaviors among these youth.  As a practitioner of community-based participatory research, he was the Principal Investigator of a HRSA Special Projects of National Significance Grant to deliver outreach, care, and prevention programming for young men of color who have sex with men.  … Read More »

It gets better

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4th October

In September several LGBT young people tragically took their own lives.  In the media it was reported  that they had experienced bullying, victimization, and harassment.  While the reasons why someone chooses to take their own life are very complicated, we do know that things do get better and that suicide is not the answer.   To help tell the story of how things get better Dan Savage launched a YouTube channel that allows gay adults to upload videos of themselves describing the bullying they might have experienced in high school, but also talking about how much better their lives are now.  If you are struggling with a difficult time and need someone to talk to we encourage you to call the Trevor Project 24 hour hotline designed specifically for LGBT young people at 1-866-488-7386.  Thinking about how great your life can … Read More »

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