The LGBT Health & Development Program

Category: Allies


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?”



Judy Shepard Chats with IMPACT

Posted by Farrin in Allies, Video, Youth Blog. No Comments

27th March

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



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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