Author Archives: Equality Research Center

About Equality Research Center

The mission of the Equality Research Center is to promote, support, and disseminate research focused on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender equality and human rights. The Center is dedicated to the advancement of Equality by connecting academic, evidence based research to community action, public policy, and curricular innovation.

Back to the Bathroom

Michael Tew Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has introduced legislation to bar individuals from using the restroom corresponding to their gender identity. Similar to the highly controversial North Carolina HB2 that did the same thing (along with banning local governments … Continue reading

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What we say when we talk about Orlando.

Michael Tew In Orlando, on June 12, 2016, 49 people were killed and 53 wounded in the worst mass shooting in American history. They were not random people gathered together for a social occasion. They were at Pulse, a gay … Continue reading

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Challenges of Trans* Parent Identities

Research reviewed by Timothy Ward “Making trans parents visible: Intersectionality of trans and parenting identities”, Beth A Haines, Alex A Ajayi, and  Helen Boyd The study examined what challenges uniquely facing Trans* parents either during or after transition. Trans* parents … Continue reading

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Changes in Policy Positively Affect Changes in Acceptance

Reviewed by Timothy Ward Does Policy Adoption Change Opinions on Minority Rights? The Effects of Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage Rebecca J. Kreitzer, Allison J. Hamilton, and Caroline J. Tolbert1 This fascinating study examined the role that policy changes have in altering … Continue reading

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Organizations have a Role in LGBTQ Youth of Color Identity and Health

Reviewed by Timothy Ward Identity Safety and Relational Health in Youth Spaces: A Needs Assessment with LGBTQ Youth of Color Kristi E. Gamarela , Ja’Nina J. Walkerb , Lillian Riverac & Sarit A. Goluba This study focused on the role … Continue reading

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Rejected: Gay Blood and the FDA

Commentary by Nina Brennan More than thirty years have passed since the lifetime ban of blood donation from MSM (Men who have Sex with Men) was implemented. Over the years, there have been small pushes for change: In 2012, for … Continue reading

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Female sexuality and gender expression, LGBT acceptance, and change

Student Research Review by Timothy Ward The Cultural Significance of Homophobia on Heterosexual Women’s Gendered Experiences in the United States: A Commentary by Meredith G. F. Worthen Meredith G.F. Worthen extends research examining relationships between homophobia, masculinity, and gendered experiences … Continue reading

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