The LGBT Health & Development Program

Research Blog – Is Coming Out Always a “Good Thing”?

29th June

Coming out is an important part of identity development for LGB individuals and research has shown that disclosing an LGB identity to others is often associated with mental health benefits.

Religion’s Effect on LGB Teen Health

Posted by Krystal in Research Blog, Youth Blog. No Comments

28th June

The religious climate that LGB teens live in may determine whether they have health risk behaviors such as substance use and multiple sex partners.

June 27th: National HIV Testing Day

Posted by Krystal in Youth Blog. No Comments

25th June

This Wednesday, June 27th is National HIV Testing Day. “Take the Test. Take Control.”

Chicago Pride

Posted by rachel in Youth Blog. No Comments

22nd June

This weekend there are multiple events such as the Chicago Pride Parade, Pride Fest and Chicago Dyke March to celebrate our LGBT community.

Happy Pride 2012!

Posted by Krystal in Allies, Youth Blog. No Comments

20th June

Please join us in celebrating at this year’s Pride Fest on Friday, 6/22 & Saturday, 6/23 on Halsted between Addison & Waveland.

Protect Your Love

Posted by Farrin in Non-IMPACT Video, Youth Blog. No Comments

20th June

Check out this beautiful safe-sex ad campaign by the Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention (ASAAP), a Canadian AIDS prevention and education organization, serving the South Asian populations in the Greater Toronto Area.

You use your instincts to protect those you love from danger, don’t you?

Protect YOUR LOVE…in every way:



Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Leader in LGBT Healthcare

Posted by Farrin in Allies, Research Blog, Youth Blog. No Comments

20th June

Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH) is recognized as a Leader in LGBT Healthcare for demonstrating a commitment to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender patient-centered care!

A Positive Norm-Breaker in LGB Research

Posted by Alan in Research Blog, Youth Blog. No Comments

14th June

A new study looks at self-reported positive aspects of being gay/bisexual in adolescent male youth, as opposed to focusing on negative outcomes.

Keep It Up! Encourages HIV Testing in Relationships

12th June

Hear what these guys have to say about having safe and healthy relationships in a clip taken from the Keep It Up! Project.

Does it get better?

Posted by Michelle in Youth Blog. 2 comments

12th June

Without LGBT research studies, it’s impossible to know if the health and wellbeing of youth really does get better.

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