The LGBT Health & Development Program

Tag: sexual orientation


Youth Blog—Ask an Expert: How Do I Know if I’m Gay?

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18th April

A lot of young people email us and ask: “How do I know if I’m gay?” Our Ask An Expert blog tackles how to think through these questions.



Youth Blog— Being an Ally to the Transgender Community

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13th March

Understanding gender identity, transgender youth, and how to become an ally.



Dr. Meredith Chivers: How Do You Know If You’re Gay?

3rd January

Dr. Chivers says that around 12 or 13 years of age, youth may begin to feel attracted to the same sex and should then explore their sexuality.



Sexual orientation and fluctuating asymmetry in men and women.

27th December

Elevated levels of developmental stress linked to shifts in sexual orientation, but not connected to sex-atypical prenatal hormones.


National Coming Out Day: October 11th!

10th October

This year, some friends of IMPACT shared their thoughts on coming out. Watch the video to hear about their experiences!



Research Blog > Conversion / Reparative Therapy Debated by Lawmakers

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30th May

Research shows no support for conversion therapy effectiveness, while legal debates about it begin.



Research Blog > New Study Shows LGBT Youth Experience Greater Disordered Eating

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19th February

A new study published this month in the American Journal of Public Health is the first examination of eating disorders, obesity, and sexual orientation in US high school students.



White Paper: A Healthy Chicago for LGBT Youth

Posted by Dr. Mustanski in Allies, Featured, Researchers, Youth. 4 comments

9th February

A new IMPACT Program White Paper reports on eight areas where LGBT Youth in Chicago face health disparities – and how to take action.



WTTW’s Chicago Today airs segment on “A Healthy Chicago for LGBT Youth”

Posted by Antonia in Featured, Researchers. No Comments

3rd January

The segment highlights the IMPACT Program’s recent publication on LGBT health disparities in Chicago, and features the experiences of two young leaders.



Biological Characteristics Associated with Homosexuality

Posted by Greg in Featured, Youth. No Comments

5th December

Gay and straight men and women have been studied for physiological differences that may provide clues to the origins of homosexuality.






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