To help guys think about risk in different kinds of relationships, here are some tips from IMPACT!
The IMPACT Program has been asking young LGBT couples, “Who are your role models for having a healthy relationship?”
Fact: One in three high school students have been or will be involved in an abusive relationship (U.S. Department of Justice, 2003).
We’re looking for a few gay or lesbian actors or couples that like to act!
New national census data provides surprising statistics about same-sex households in the United States, including who and where they are.
New study of a large online sample (14,750 men) specifically focuses on two key aspects of their most recent penile-anal intercourse (PAI) events: relationship characteristics and specific ejaculation behaviors of the two partners.
The IMPACT Program wants you to know 7 Stats about Condoms & Couples.
The IMPACT Program seeks to use the research we conduct to improve the lives of people in the LGBTQ community. Our research has shown that LGBTQ young people want to hear more stories of healthy relationships, including how to meet a partner, talk about safe sex, and keep a relationship happy. When we started to search the Internet to find videos that tell these positive stories we found there were not enough of them, so we took it upon ourselves to help tell these stories. We partnered with BeyondMedia Education, an award winning video production non-profit, to interview couples and edit the videos. We were overwhelmed by the positive messages and inspiration from these healthy young couples.
This is the fourth video in the I Heart My Sexuality project. Click here to view the rest of the videos.
Our research has shown that sometimes youth feel pressure to get into a relationship or stay with a partner. Sometimes people of all ages feel like they need to do things to make their partner stay with them, even if those things are unhealthy. For example, you may want to use condoms but your partner doesn’t. So you might compromise your health by giving in and have unprotected sex that could lead to HIV or another sexually transmitted infection. At the same time we want to acknolwedge that being in a healthy and happy relationship can be wonderful and fullfilling– the important thing is for it to be healthy and happy.
We wanted to share stories from young people talking about the benefits of being “single” to help counteract the idea you should do whatever it takes to stay in a … Read More »
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 in a couple and dating
The IMPACT Programs online project are made possible in part by a grant from the William T Grant Foundation.