The LGBT Health & Development Program

Queer and Christian? You Have Options.

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28th February

It might be easier than you think to find an LGBTQ-affirming church near you.

The Runaway Youth Longitudinal Study

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23rd February

A longitudinal study of runaway youth shows the highest run away rate was reported by bisexuals at 21.7%–almost 3 times higher than the rate for heterosexuals.

WBEZ Reports: LGBT teen suicide risks & preventative measures

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21st February

Listen to the WBEZ report on IMPACT’s latest publication concerning LGBT youth suicide risks and preventative measures.

Suicidal Ideation and Self-Harm in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth

17th February

New IMPACT publication in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, March 2012.

Celebrate National Condom Week!

16th February

The IMPACT Program wants you to know 7 Stats about Condoms & Couples.

Video: Suicidal Ideation and Self-Harm in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth

14th February

Love from family and friends offer most protection, while bullying causes highest risk.

Hidden in the Open: A Photo Essay to Honor Black History Month

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10th February

Black History Month is a time to reflect and celebrate the accomplishments, the spirit, and the love of all African Americans! Trent Kelley shares his amazing photo archive with IMPACT.

Youth Videos Take HIV/AIDS Head On

3rd February

Youth “Fight HIV – HEAD ON!” with REDHOT+ videos where they dance, sing, and share their stories!  The REDHOT+ partnership with has selected several youth-designed and directed videos that address stigma and misinformation about HIV/AIDS – while using popular music to convey their message.  The Red Hot Organization is the leading international organization dedicated to fighting AIDS through pop culture.  Visit to learn more about their next music project or to get more information about HIV/AIDS. Check out two of the winners below:

FIGHT HIV – HEAD ON, by the AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland, OH (Winner of the Public Service Announcement Category)

All the videos presented on REDHOT+’s website feature a generation of youth telling its own stories, using its own voice, to bring awareness and action to HIV/AIDS in their neighborhoods and around the globe. Another winner, “Thembi’s Diary,” uses the words … Read More »

Sex and Technology on Campus—The Risks and Rewards

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2nd February

In this Chronicle of Higher Education podcast Dr. Mustanski describes the landscape of sexual uses of the internet.

Mondo Guerra at Center on Halsted

1st February

“Being HIV positive is a huge responsibility, but it doesn’t have to define who you are, and it doesn’t have to control your life.”

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