The LGBT Health & Development Program


When a Child Comes Out, Lead with Love

Posted by Dr. Mustanski in Allies, Research Blog, Video, Youth Blog. No Comments

16th August

New film answers the question, “What do I do if my child is gay?”



Which lube is right for me?

Posted by Dr. Mustanski in Sexual Health, Video, Youth Blog. Comments Off on Which lube is right for me?

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/

Please note:  Any statistical data cited in our videos is accurate at the time of publishing.



Teens interview gay elders about coming out in the 1950s

Posted by Dr. Mustanski in Video, Youth Blog. No Comments

15th February



It’s not just if you use a condom, its how you use a condom.

Posted by Dr. Mustanski in Research Blog, Sexual Health, Video, Youth Blog. 2 comments

10th January

We just published result of a study showing 95% of young men who have sex with men (MSM) make errors when using condoms. So what were some of the most common errors made by young MSM? 59% did not squeeze air out of the condom, 42% used an oil-based lube, and 25% started having sex before they put on the condom.  These kinds of errors increased condom breakage and slippage. In other words, if you don’t use condoms correctly they don’t work as well to protect you from HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. When used correctly condoms are very effective at preventing HIV.

We created a video to show you how to use a condom the right way, starring our own Steve Du Bois, MA. Help us spread the word about how to use condoms the right way by clicking … Read More »



I ♥ My Sexuality: Being Single

Posted by Dr. Mustanski in I Heart My Sexuality, Youth Blog. No Comments

7th January

LGBT young people talk about what they like about being single



I ♥ My Sexuality: Being part of a family and community

Posted by Dr. Mustanski in I Heart My Sexuality, Video. No Comments

15th December

LGBT Youth talk about connecting to family and community



President Obama: It gets better

Posted by Dr. Mustanski in Allies, Uncategorized, Video. 1 Comment

22nd October

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



Launch of “I heart my sexuality” videos

Posted by Dr. Mustanski in Uncategorized, Youth Blog. No Comments

20th September

I Heart My Sexuality is a video project that aims to highlight the strengths of LGBTQ youth, instill pride in the community, and tell stories of healthy relationships.

The IMPACT team captured the personal interviews during the 2010 Chicago Pride Festival and Dyke March. The videos were created in partnership with BeyondMedia Education, an award winning non-profit organization dedicated to using media for social change.

Being part of a family and community

Being single

Being in a couple and dating

The IMPACT Programs online project are made possible in part by a grant from the William T Grant Foundation.


Why do you love your sexuality?

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13th September

We set up a booth at the 2010 Chicago Pride Festival and asked people to write on card why they love their sexuality.

These images are the first phase of the I heart my sexuality campaign. Check back on September 21, 2010 to see the first three videos from our interviews.





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