Transgender stigma and health: A critical review of stigma determinants, mechanisms, and interventions

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 12:13 pm

Social Science & Medicine. Volume 147, December 2015, Pages 222–231. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.11.010 Highlights Stigma contributes to widespread health inequities in US transgender communities. We review the multiple levels at which stigma towards transgender people operates. The stress mechanisms through which stigma contributes to ...

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Services Under Siege: The Impact of Anti-LGBT Violence on HIV Programs

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 2:34 am

Due to their increased visibility, LGBT rights defenders and service providers are at increased risk for violent attacks. Not only are these incidents violations of basic human rights, they have a devastating impact on HIV services for LGBT populations. This ...

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Key populations make the change: four years Bridging the Gaps. Results Report Bridging the Gaps (2011-2015)

Posted on December 7, 2015 at 11:51 am

At its inception in 2011, Bridging the Gaps was one of the first programmes of this scale to focus on investing in the health and rights of key populations. Now four years later, a strong alliance that interlinks three key ...

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Gamified Eroticism: Gay Male “Social Networking” Applications and Self-Pornography

Posted on October 13, 2015 at 9:55 am

Sexuality & Culture. December 2015, Volume 19, Issue 4, pp 759-775 Abstract It is taken for granted that face-to-face contact is the ultimate goal of gay male social networking applications such as Grindr and Scruff. I, however, challenge this assumption and argue that these ...

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Self-Presentation, Self-Description, and Partner Preferences on a Social Networking Application for Men Who Have Sex with Men

Posted on October 13, 2015 at 9:46 am

“Dude, Where’s Your Face?” Self-Presentation, Self-Description, and Partner Preferences on a Social Networking Application for Men Who Have Sex with Men: A Content Analysis Sexuality & Culture. December 2015, Volume 19, Issue 4, pp 637-658.  Abstract The current study examined the social networking profiles ...

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Developing Gender: The Medical Treatment of Transgender Young People

Posted on October 12, 2015 at 9:33 am

Social Science & Medicine. Volume 143, October 2015, Pages 262–270 doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.11.031 Highlights Explores the medical treatment of transgender young people as an achievement. Situates treatment in history of transgender activism, treatment, and normalization. Analyzes biological development as obstacle and enabling force in ...

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Risks and experiences of transgender women in Lebanon

Posted on October 2, 2015 at 9:25 am

Forms of safety and their impact on health: an exploration of HIV/AIDS-related risk and resilience among trans women in Lebanon. Kaplan RL, Wagner GJ, Nehme S, Aunon F, Khouri D, Mokhbat J. Health Care Women Int. 2015 Aug;36(8):917-35. doi: 10.1080/07399332.2014.896012. ...

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A Fundamental Shift. The Future of the Global MSM and HIV Movement

Posted on September 26, 2015 at 9:28 am

To anticipate where the MSM, HIV, and human rights movements might be in another 25 years, the Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) carried out a foresight scenario planning process with several dozen of its stakeholders and partners.  MSMGF began ...

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The Williams Institute: Research on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law and Public Policy

Posted on September 24, 2015 at 7:08 am

The Williams Institute is dedicated to conducting rigorous, independent research on sexual orientation and gender identity law and public policy. A national think tank at UCLA Law, the Williams Institute produces high-quality research with real-world relevance and disseminates it to ...

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UN set to change the world with new development goals – The Lancet

Posted on September 24, 2015 at 6:06 am

This report from the Lancet gives a good summary of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including arguments pro and con. The report also provides clarity on how the Health sector can engage with the SDGs and potential opportunities and threats.  Author: John ...

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