Clinicians working with gay and bisexual men who have a history of childhood abuse should assess for disordered eating as a potential mechanism to cope with the emotional sequelae associated with abuse.


7/1/2011 (10:04am)

Fenway Institute Reports Depression, Anxiety, and Abuse Common With Men Who Have Sex With Men


Protect LGBT youth from bullying and fear and end discrimination.

From “Don’t Ask. Don’t Tell” to California’s Prop 8 trial (Perry V. Schwarzenegger), historic trials on LGBT equality are happening across America right now and only a handful of people get to testify. If you could Take A Stand, what would you say? What would your Testimony be?

Through Testimony: Take a Stand, thousands of Americans will be able to upload a family photo, a video deposition, or a written description of their experiences to a central online repository organized by subject and geography. These stories will be a constantly-updated resource for activists, opinion leaders, the media and others engaged in equality battles across the country, including legislative fights, ballot initiatives, and battles for the hearts and minds of families, friends, co-workers, neighbors and communities.

find out more via the Courage Campaign Institute

5/31/2011 (4:13pm)

Summer Research Opportunity for in LGBT Populations

Summer Institute in LGBT Population Health

The Summer Institute in LGBT Population Health is one-of-a kind opportunity to train in LGBT health research. The LGBT Pop Center annually hosts the Summer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts in July and August. The Summer Institute provides participants with foundational training in interdisciplinary theory, knowledge and methods for conducting population research in sexual and gender minority health.

The Summer Institute is held over four weeks on the campuses of Fenway Health and Boston University. This intensive training program includes a cohort of 12-16 graduate students and 3-6 early career scholars each year. Program components include:

  1. a dynamic Cornerstone Seminar in LGBT Health and Social Life that overviews key topics, methods, and perspectives in the interdisciplinary study of LGBT Health and includes guest lectures from expert researchers in the field.
  2. an intermediate-level statistics and quantitative Data Analysis Course; and
  3. hands-on training in analysis of LGBT population health data in the Interactive Data Lab.

There is no cost for tuition and slots are available for free housing in Boston University dormitories during the Institute. The Summer Institute is funded by a grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (grant number R25HD064426). Summer Institute sponsors include The Fenway Institute, the Department of Community Health Sciences at Boston University School of Public Health, and the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research at the University of Michigan.

The 2011 Summer Institute will be held July 18-August 12. Applications are due April 18, 2011.

Download the 2011 call for applications. For more information, please call 617-927-6348 or email

for more info click here


5/31/2011 (3:49pm)

This Friday - QMed at the Elite! (UW Gay Health group)

Join QMed for our final quarterly social of the year! Celebrate Friday with style. WHO: All queer students and allies!!!! WHEN: May 20th, 6:30-8:30PM WHERE: the ELITE: 1520 E Olive Way WHAT: Socialize with other queer/LGBT/allied health professional students! On the agenda: how should UWSOM QMed represent at Seattle’s PRIDE?!?!?

5/31/2011 (3:49pm)

Fwd: SEXpertise Events at UW

 Hello all!

Join us for SEXpertise, a series of events devoted entirely to SEX at the UWSOM!

Tuesday, May 10th, 5:30PM
UW Health Sciences Center, T-733
Babeland presents: What Health Care Providers Need to Know
Experts from Seattle’s Babeland share toys, lubricants, and information that can help your patients!

Wednesday, May 11th, 5:30PM
UW Health Sciences Center, T-733
Taking the Advanced Sexual History
Join Dr. Margaret Isaac, UWSOM Introduction to Clinical Medicine I Course Chair, for a workshop that will go beyond “Men, Women, or Both?”

Thursday, May ! 12th, 11:15AM,
UW Health Sciences Center, T-625
Sex Practices in the BDSM Community
A lunchtime discussion with Allena Gabosch, the Executive Director of Seattle’s Center for Sex Positive Culture. Join us for a nooner—a treat in the middle of the day!

All rooms listed above are in the UW Health Sciences Center.

We hope to see you there!!!

Brought to you by a group of medical students, faculty and staff who are promoting a more positive, open, healthy, and safe sex culture.
Thank you to the University of Washington School of Medicine and the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

Dining Out For Life

is back on

Thursday, April 28, 2011 

for its amazing 18th year! When you dine at a participating restaurant, grocery store, cafe, or bakery on this day, a percentage of your purchase is donated to Lifelong AIDS Alliance, and the fight against illness and hunger in our community.

Check out the website at

2/28/2011 (1:04am)

It’s really amazing to see the impact on these individuals as they cope with the interrelated dimensions of being gay. In this series, it is also interesting to note the inferred empowerment and resiliency imparted on the human experience as they find love. Here is an exert from the blog.

When sex advice columnist and former victim of anti-gay bullying Dan Savage started his  “It Gets Better” campaign to give optimism and hope to young homosexuals, he probably didn’t realize it would take off like it did. After numerous videos from celebrities and companies, “It Gets Better” is now making its way into the world of advertising, with DraftFCB employees sharing their own stories of high school persecution due to their sexual orientation.

Sure, it might be more significant for some to see Janet Jackson make an “It Gets Better” video, but what of those teenagers looking to one day in jump into the world of advertising and looking for gay heroes who have become success stories in their chosen field? That’s why this video is important, and that’s why having an agency rally around the cause can actually help emotionally distraught teens.

As one video participant says, “It gets better because you get to fall in love.” Sounds pretty good, no?