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Archives Aim to Preserve Southern Queer History

LGBTQ History Month Retrospectives from the LGBT History Project

When Spectrum, the undergraduate LGBTQ student group at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, launched in 1983, it became a resource not just for those on campus but for queer people living in that part of the South.

Youth most vulnerable among LGBTQ community for suicide

Beyond the Carolinas

September is Suicide Prevention Month and the Williams Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law has compiled research that shows that anti-LGBTQ discrimination and victimization contribute to an increase in the risk of suicidality and that LGBTQ individuals are at disproportionate risk of suicidal ideation, planning and attempts.

Reproductive Health of Bisexual Women, Girls Needs Greater Attention

Beyond the Carolinas

Over 48 million people of reproductive age who were assigned as female at birth currently use contraceptives, including up to 3.9 million cisgender sexual minority women and transgender adults, according to new analyses by the Williams Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law.

Study Find More Severity in LGBTQ Individuals Eating Disorders

Beyond the Carolinas

A new study published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders finds that eating disorder patients who identify as LGBTQ have more severe eating disorder symptoms, higher rates of trauma history and longer delays between diagnosis and treatment than heterosexual, cisgender patients.

Six percent of sexual minority adults in the U.S. identify as queer

Beyond the Carolinas

An estimated 6 percent of sexual minority adults in the U.S. identify as queer, according to a new study, entitled “Exploring the Q in LGBTQ: Demographic characteristic and sexuality of queer people in a U.S. representative sample of sexual minorities,” by the Williams Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law.

Study results depict PrEP usage among trans MSM

Beyond the Carolinas

A study from The Fenway Institute published in the most recent issue of Journal of the International AIDS Society is the first to investigate the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and the risk behaviors that indicate its use to prevent HIV among transgender MSM (men who have sex with men) nationally.