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Family Blog – Mother’s Day Q&A with IMPACT Staff

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12th May

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, we wanted to hear from the perspective of a couple of parents here on staff.

Youth Blog – Lessons from the 2017 National LGBTQ Health Conference in Chicago, IL

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9th May

Hear about what it was like to attend the National LGBTQ Health Conference April 28-29, 2017 from three ISGMH staff members.

Youth Blog – 10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Chicago’s LGBTQ History (Part 2)

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27th October

Chicago is an important center of LGBTQ culture and history! Join us as we continue our blog series featuring Chicago’s Pride Events!

Youth Blog – 10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Chicago’s LGBTQ History (Part 1)

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20th October

Chicago is home to some big moments in LGBTQ history. Check out these surprising facts about LGBTQ history in the Windy City!

Dr. Mustanski featured in Northwestern Office for Research Annual Report

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4th March

IMPACT’s work on innovating solutions to health inequities is featured in this year’s Annual Report.

Neighborhood-Level Associations with HIV Infection Among Young Men Who Have Sex with Men in Chicago

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11th January

Study examines census data along with individual-level data from a longitudinal cohort of YMSM in Chicago.

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.

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.

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 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.


*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.


Hip Hop on the Down Low

23rd November

The Center on Halsted in Chicago continued its SpeakOUT Series with 5 local LGBTQ hip hop artists talking about what it’s like to be queer in hip hop. Emcee Sage Morgan-Hubbard, IMPACT’s very own Lou Bigelow, local performers Charity Taitt and Emanuel Vinson, and hip hop star Tim’m West present the power and complexity of changing culture and making your voice heard.

“It’s sometimes really small acts of courage,” West said. “It’s very powerful for somebody to see two brothers on the South Side holding hands… Sometimes we think politics has to be a protest, but [it] can be deciding you’re not going to leave your lover behind when you go back home for the holidays anymore.”

“Rosa [Parks] didn’t wait for them to say, ‘It’s okay for you to sit in the front,’” West said. “At some point, you just have … Read More »

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