The LGBT Health & Development Program


Which lube is right for me?

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28th February

We received such a great response from our condom video. Many of you also had questions about lube, so we decided to make a video to share some information about lube choices that are safe to use with condoms.

DuBois, S. N., Emerson, E., & Mustanski, B. (2010). Condom-Related Problems Among a Racially Diverse Sample of Young Men Who Have Sex with Men. AIDS & Behavior. http://www.springerlink.com/content/9w74379505567502/



Iowa grandmother speaks in favor of gay marriage

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24th February

We love this video by an 80 year old grandmother who speaks about her gay son, his marriage and the effect the gay marriage debate is having on her and her family.

Watch the video that inspired her by Zach Wahls, a 19-year-old University of Iowa student who spoke about the strength of his family during a public forum on House Joint Resolution 6 in the Iowa House of Representatives. Wahls has two mothers, and came to oppose House Joint Resolution 6 which would end same-sex marriage in Iowa.


HIV Knowledge Quiz

Posted by Farrin in Quiz, Sexual Health Quiz, Youth Blog. 3 comments

23rd February

How much do you know about HIV? Do you know how it is and is not transmitted? Is there a vaccine that can prevent you from becoming infected? How soon does an HIV test detect the infection?

Click on “Start the Quiz” below to get going!

Help spread the facts about HIV/AIDS by sharing our quiz on facebook. Just click the facebook share button at the top right of the quiz to post it to your facebook page.



Teens interview gay elders about coming out in the 1950s

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15th February



The Critical Role of Family Support of LGBT Youth

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14th February

This panel, hosted by the Center for American Progress, presents evidence that shows how and why families are an essential support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth and their well-being. The federal policy and program implications of this work are discussed. Research shows family reactions to a gay or transgender teen have a compelling impact on their physical and mental health, including issues such as substance abuse, depression, suicide attempts, self-esteem, and risk for HIV (see other IMPACT Program articles on families here). This panel discusses how family-level interventions can offer highly effective, inexpensive, and culturally appropriate ways to improve the lives and life chances of LGBT youth.

Welcoming remarks:

Jeff Krehely, Director, LGBT Research and Communications, Center for American Progress

Opening remarks:

David Hansell, Assistant Secretary, Administration for Children and Families, Department … Read More »


Dr. Mustanski included in video: Facing AIDS for World AIDS Day 2010 – Many Faces, One Voice

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13th February

The following is a video created by AIDS.gov that gives you (literally) a snapshot of people from across the country Facing AIDS together for World AIDS day. This video represents just a fraction of the more than 1,500 people who joined us in Facing AIDS and submitted their photos to the official Flickr group.  The IMPACT team uploaded our photos of how we are facing AIDS with research that has an impact. Dr. Mustanski’s photo and message was included in the AIDS.gov video (1:22).


Dr. Mustanski to Present Research on Relationships, Risks, and Resiliency Among LGBT Youth at UCLA

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9th February

On Thursday, February 10, 2011 the UCLA Interdisciplinary Relationship Science Program and the Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law & Public Policy are hosting a presentation by IMPACT Director Dr. Brian Mustanski.  This talk will describe results from a longitudinal study of LGBT youth.  Findings highlight the importance of family and romantic relationships in understanding health behaviors in this population.  The talk will also describe an NIMH-funded online HIV prevention study among young men who have sex with men (MSM). Dr. Mustanski will describe the intervention’s innovative approach to addressing romantic relationship influences on HIV risk behaviors and provide preliminary findings assessing the intervention.

The event is free and open to the public.  | Event Details |


Looking for some good reading?

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4th February

During the 2011 Midwinter Meeting of the American Library Association, the Rainbow Project Committee proudly announced the 2011 Rainbow List! These titles reflect signifigant gay/lesbian/bisexual/trans-gendered/queer-questioning (glbtq) experience for young people from birth to age 18.


Mental Illness Rates in Gay Youth Similar to Other Urban Kids

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2nd February

Psychiatric News is the newspaper of the American Psychiatric Association (APA).  They recently ran a story about our new study of the mental health of LGBT young people. The article describes some of our findings and includes comments by Ellen Haller, M.D., a professor of clinical psychiatry and director of the residency training program at the University of California, San Francisco Department of Psychiatry. Haller is a former chair of the APA Committee on Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Issues.





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