Research

Research

Nation’s Schools Unsafe for Many LGBTQ Secondary Students, GLSEN Report Finds

National
The release of state-specific data allows advocates, educators, administrators, and policymakers, among others, to evaluate school climate in their individual state. ...
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New Study Shows the Impact of LGBTQ Rights Targeted by Trump Administration

Politics National
The 2018 National Movement Report provides a comprehensive and standardized look at the LGBT movement’s finances for Fiscal Year 2017 across 40 major LGBT advocacy organizations. ...
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Report Identifies Best Practices in the Management of LGBTQI Youth in Juvenile Justice Settings

Health National
Over 10 percent of lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth in juvenile justice settings report sexual victimization by another youth, compared with just 1.5 percent of heterosexual youth reporting the same action. ...
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Research: LGBTQ Human Rights Defenders Work with Fewer Resources and Face More Danger

International
OutRight’s research finds that legal registration for LGBTIQ organizations is severely restricted globally and the result is that LGBTIQ human rights defenders work with fewer resources and face more danger. ...
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Study Shows How Recent Preemption Bills Undermine Democracy and Threaten LGBT Equality

National
A new report examines how many state legislatures are attempting to limit LGBT equality efforts through “preemption,” or state laws that block or prevent local governments from passing their own laws on a range of issues. ...
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UCLA Study: Female-Female Couples Not As Likely to Stay Together as Male-Male Couples

National
A new study examining the predictors of relationship termination in same-sex and married heterosexual couples found that male-male couples were the least likely to break up. ...
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One Key Factor Raises Gay and Lesbian Teens’ Suicide Risk, New Study

Health
Teens who are gay or lesbian but engage in heterosexual sex are at higher risk of a suicide attempt, new research suggests. The investigators found that 4 percent experienced "sexual orientation discordance" - sexual contact that's contrary to a person's sexual orientation. ...
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Study Shows Memory Gene Acts Like Virus: New Hope for Alzheimer’s, HIV?

Health
Two independent teams of NIH-funded researchers discovered that the Arc gene can package its genetic material in a virus-like shell for delivery to nearby cells. ...
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New Report Highlights Dangers of Religious Exemption Laws for LGBT Elders

National
The report highlights the unique ways in which lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender elders are harmed by a growing number of laws and policies aimed at exempting religious organizations and individuals from following nondiscrimination and civil rights laws and policies. ...
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Large Cities Top Small Towns, Rural Areas in Well-Being

National
Despite the overall decline in well-being, there is a bright spot for those living in medium small communities, small towns and rural areas: a meaningful increase this year in how they evaluate their lives. ...
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