IMPACT Program researchers received the award for Best Senior Investigator Poster at the annual meeting of the International Academy of Sex Researchers (IASR). Authors of the poster included Mustanski, Newcomb, Heinz, Birkett, and Ashbeck. The poster was titled, “Sex Differences in Developmental Trajectories of Sexual Attractions Among LGBT Youth.” The data for the poster came from Project Q2, a longitudinal study of 250 LGBT youth who have been followed over 2.5 years. The poster reported similarities and differences based on birth sex and sexual orientation label (bisexual versus gay/lesbian) in sexual attractions across development.
We love it because it’s active and about all of us coming together, working together, and celebrating our greatness! Preach on, brother, and let all our identities have voice and importance.
Dr. Mustanski, director of the IMPACT Program, received the distinguished scientific contribution award from the American Psychological Association Division for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues. The Division offers this award for distinguished theoretical or empirical contributions to lesbian, gay, or bisexual psychological issues. The winners of this award have made far-reaching and visionary contributions to the development of a science of LGBT psychology and have provided the science base for practice, education, and the development of public policy. Many of these award winners are pioneers who first asked affirmative research questions about the lives of LGBT people, their families, and their communities.
This year at Pride our “I heart my sexuality” campaign was back again! The focus for 2011 is “Community in Action” because engaging in advocacy for our community stems at least partially from a sense of self-esteem and pride that leads us to seek out greater equality for our community.
We captured many of the ways that our LGBTQ community makes a difference in our world. At PrideFest and Dyke March we video-taped community responses to questions that explore what people love about their sexuality, why they’re a hero, and more.
Here’s our first Pride 2011 video, hot off the editing block! Let’s celebrate all our young LGBTQ heroes!!
For more information about Community in Action and to see everyone’s answers on why they love their sexuality, check out our Pride 2011 page!