Tag Archives: LGBT

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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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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Marriage Equality in the Sixth Circuit: Important Questions and Little Certainty

Michael Tew, Ph.D In a packed courtroom of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (and two overflow courtrooms with audio feed), three judges heard arguments about the rights of same sex couples in six cases from four … Continue reading

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Can Marriage Equality Result in Improved LGBT Health Outcomes?

Michael A. Tew Recent articles in the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal for Nurse Practitioners consider the relationship between marriage and health. Each offers several good reasons why the answer to the basic question is yes but … Continue reading

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New Federal workplace protections: A start (not end) toward LGBT workplace equality

Michael A. Tew Today, President Obama moved the ball significantly closer to the goal of American employment equality. In signing an Executive Order barring discrimination in employment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender employees working for the Federal Government or … Continue reading

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