Dr. Celia B. Fisher & Co-PI awarded $1.9 million grant to examine the ethics in HIV prevention research involving LGBT youth


Fordham University Center for Ethics Education Director Dr. Celia B. Fisher and her co-PI Dr. Brian Mustanski (Northwestern University) have received a 4-year grant for $1,918,206.00 from the National Institute on Minority Health Disparities (NIMHD) on Ethics in HIV Prevention Research ……

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Reducing Health Disparities and Enhancing the Responsible Conduct of Research Involving LGBT Youth

There has been a recent increase in public attention to health disparities in the incidence and treatment of suicide, substance abuse and sexual health risks among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth (LGBTY). Although there is clearly a need for prevention and treatment programs for LGBTY ……

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#Education, #Lesbian, #Work

Bullied out of life

I can only tell you of my own experience, over most of my life, at the sharp end of bullying – group bullying, family bullying, religious bullying, social bullying, workplace bullying, bullying within the LGBTI community, and within the commercial gay scene in Dublin.
I now live in the UK but was raised ……

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#Bullying, #LGBTQ

“The Personal is Political”: Staying in a Pro-Equality State

I grew up a Hoosier. Summer evenings I’d feast on grilled local corn-on-the-cob, only to be outdone by an Elephant Ear at the State Fair for dessert. We claimed Benjamin Harrison, Larry Byrd, and Michael Jackson like they were our next door neighbors. When I returned to my hometown to bury my mother, my ……

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#Chicago, #LGBTQ, #MarriageEquality

Dear Mr. Walsh: A Social Worker’s Response to the Duck Dynasty Anti-Gay Rhetoric

Much Internet raving has been done over the past 48 hours in regards to comments made by reality show star, Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty. The comments were, at worst, homophobic and racist; at best, a perfect example of what the privileged don’t get about being privileged. As a social worker and advocate who tries to practice in an anti-racist, anti-oppressive way, I was of course bothered by yet another example of hateful rhetoric in the media. But should activists and social workers really be giving time to reality television stars? Does engagement in this realm cheapen our work? I decided to hang back.
But then this morning I came across this piece on “The Matt Walsh Blog,” and that familiar feeling came over me: that fire, that shattered feeling that led me to social work and advocacy. And I realized that while engaging the comments of a reality television star may seem like a waste of energy, the conversation is happening, and I’m not allowing misinformation to reign….

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#DuckDynasty, #LGBT, #MattWalsh, #PhilRobertson

Senate To Vote On Historic LGBTQ Anti-Discrimantion Bill

Today the Senate votes on a historic bill that would strengthen the civil rights of the LGBTQ community. The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) would outlaw workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation.  On Monday, the Senate voted 61-30 in favor  of the bill during a procedural vote, sh ……

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#EmploymentNonDiscriminationAct, #ENDA, #GayRight, #LGBTQ

DOMA’s Effect On Same-Sex Couples In The Military

The DOMA ruling handed down by the United States Supreme Court yesterday has generated much discussion over what it means and what the next steps will be. Early analysis has indicated that much of what was overturned yesterday deals specifically with federal law, specifically tax law. However, ……

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#DepartmentOfDefense, #DOMA, #Military, #SamesxMarriage

Delaware Becomes 11th State to Legalize Same Sex Marriage

One of the smallest states made a big decision to uphold equal rights today. Delaware became the 11th state to legalize same-sex marriage by passing House Bill 75 in a 12 to 9 vote in the Senate, following last months 23-18 vote by the House of Representatives. According to the…