The LGBT Health & Development Program


A banner for the topics page, featuring a collage of images representing the various topics on the page, including Ask an Expert, Coming Out, I Heart My Sexuality, Life & HIV, Sex Ed, and Trans 101. We’ve pulled together blogs, videos, and other media from the IMPACT Program website and grouped them by topic. Click on one of the pages below to learn more.

Ask an Expert

Our ‘Ask an Expert’ page is dedicated to sharing our knowledge directly with you by answering questions we frequently receive from youth. Chances are, if you’ve had a question, it’s been asked here, too!

Coming Out

Whether it’s for the first time ever or for the first time today, coming out and living openly as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender individual is an act of bravery and authenticity. Coming out is a personal and individual decision that looks different for everyone. To explore emerging research and first-hand accounts of coming out, check out these unique IMPACT posts.

Life & HIV

Today people are living longer and healthier lives with HIV than ever before. Life & HIV began as a video series on what you as a young person can do to live a healthy life with HIV and where you can find support and information. It is now a place to learn about HIV prevention, testing, treatment, and more.

Sex Ed

Our Sex Ed page covers a lot of basics, just for LGBTQ youth – topics they probably didn’t mention in your average Sex Ed class – like sexual pleasure, dating and relationships, and safer sex.

Trans 101

On the Trans 101 page we’ve centralized IMPACT’s work on gender identity and transgender health to promote a world more affirming of transgender identities.

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