The LGBT Health & Development Program


Dr. Meredith Chivers: What is Sexual Fluidity?

26th July

Dr. Chivers defines sexual fluidity as the tendency of bisexual or lesbian women to shift their sexual identity. However, while they may shift their identity Dr. Chivers does not think that the underlying sexual attraction is altered.



Dr. Meredith Chivers: What is Sexual Orientation?

9th July

Dr. Chivers says that everybody has a sexual orientation and sexual drive that we don’t consciously think about.



Happy Pride from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton!

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4th June

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivers a special video message for Pride Month.



Resiliency Among LGB Youth: Overcoming Victimization

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28th April

LGBTQA Chicago-area college students participated in this video to share their unique & insightful perspectives of a recent IMPACT study’s findings.



The Diversity of Gender & Sexual Orientation Identities of Transgender Individuals

23rd April

Check out our latest video with Laura Kuper to learn more about the recent IMPACT publication, published in the Journal of Sex Research.



Judy Shepard Chats with IMPACT

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27th March

Judy Shepard of The Matthew Shepard Foundation shares her views on LGBT youth, parenting, and school bullying.



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

14th February

WHAT SHIELDS GAY YOUTH FROM SUICIDE?
Love from family and friends offer most protection, while bullying causes highest risk.



Growing up Gay in South Chicago

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22nd December

“Its not where you live; its how you live,” Terrence Chappell’s mother, Marilyn, explains it well in this nicely done WBEZ piece.  Chappell is a nightlife and society columnist for ChicagoPride.com who lives in Auburn Gresham. Take a look at his life in photos as WBEZ explores growing up gay from a south side perspective:

View the full story from WBEZ here.
View the full Auburn Gresham series here.

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*The Photo Roman style of digital storytelling is a great way to express your own story by using still images! It gives the viewer a chance to reflect on your images while listening to the words or sound.  Share your own story in this style.  You just need pictures and a story to tell! Submit a link or comment if you’d like to share your own photo roman story here.

 



Transgender Health Quiz

Posted by Farrin in Youth Blog. 1 Comment

20th September

What are the effects of hormone therapy? How do you know which pronouns to use? What are some good resources to learn more?

Whether you identify as transgender or not, now is a great time to learn more about transgender health issues.
Click on the pink box below to start the quiz!

This quiz created by Joan Pinnell, Mallory Edgar, Laura Kuper, and Lou Bigelow.



E. Patrick Johnson – Sweet Tea

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25th January

How do gay black men survive life in Dublin, Ga., Jasper, Texas, Hickory, N.C. and other places big and small in America’s South? The answers to this and other questions asked of 70 gay, African American men living in the South by a Northwestern University professor are the basis of “Sweet Tea,” a book and performance.

The IMPACT team attended a performance of Sweet Tea and then interviewed E. Patrick. In our interview he shares some of the messages and stories from the performance.

“Black queer life in the South has gone largely undocumented,” says E. Patrick Johnson, the Northwestern Professor of African American Studies who conducted his face-to-face interviews between August 2004 and September 2005. “Histories of gay life have focused on urban areas on the east and west coasts, perhaps because the South is perceived as an inhospitable place for … Read More »






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