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    LGBT Access to Prescription Medications

    Brad Sears, Kerith J. Conron
    December 2018

    LGBT people in California are more likely to delay getting the prescription medicines they need or to go without them entirely.

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    Gun Violence and LGBT Adults

    Kerith J. Conron, Shoshana K. Goldberg, Winston Luhur, Wynn Tashman, Adam P. Romero
    November 2018

    Approximately 19 percent, or 1.9 million, LGB adults report having a gun in their home, compared to 35 percent, or 85 million, heterosexual adults.

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    Generational Differences in the Coming Out Experience

    Ilan H. Meyer
    October 2018

    LGB young people in the U.S. identify as LGB and come out at an earlier age than previous generations.

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    HIV Criminalization in Florida

    Amira Hasenbush
    October 2018

    A new report finds some disparities in the enforcement of HIV criminal laws in Florida, based on race, sex, geography and related offenses.

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    Gender Identity Nondiscrimination Laws in Public Accommodations

    Amira Hasenbush, Andrew R. Flores, Jody L. Herman
    September 2018

    Massachusetts’ gender-identity inclusive public accommodations nondiscrimination laws do not negatively impact safety in public restrooms.

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    HIV Testing and PrEP Use in Different Generations of Gay and Bisexual Men

    Phillip L. Hammack , Ilan H. Meyer, Evan A. Krueger, Marguerita Lightfoot, David M. Frost
    September 2018

    Only 25% of young sexually active gay and bisexual men have never been tested for HIV and just 4% of all gay and bisexual men use PrEP.

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    Socioeconomic Status of Sexual Minorities

    Kerith J. Conron, Shoshana K. Goldberg, Carolyn T. Halpern
    September 2018

    Sexual minorities in the U.S. have fewer economic resources than their straight peers and the gap is more pronounced among women.

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    Health and Well-being of Aging LGB Adults in California

    Soon Kyu Choi, Krystal Kittle, Ilan H. Meyer
    August 2018

    LGB older adults in California are as healthy as their straight counterparts. However, among LGB bisexuals and LGB Hispanics exhibit health disparities.

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    Transgender Students in Higher Education

    Abbie E. Goldberg
    August 2018

    Transgender-inclusive policies on campus give transgender students a greater sense of belonging and more positive perceptions of the academic environment.

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    Impact of Strict Voter ID Laws on Transgender Voters in 2018 General Election

    Jody L. Herman, Taylor N.T. Brown
    August 2018

    Strict voter ID laws may present a barrier to voting for 78,000 transgender people who do not have identification that reflects their correct gender.

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    How many same-sex couples in the U.S. are raising children?

    Shoshana K. Goldberg, Kerith J. Conron
    July 2018

    There were more than 700,000 cohabiting same-sex couples in the U.S. in 2016. An estimated 114,000 were raising children. 

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    Mental Health of Young Adults with Lesbian Parents

    Nanette Gartrell, Henny Bos, Audrey Koh
    July 2018

    A study finds that 25-year-olds raised by lesbian parents do as well on multiple measures of psychological health as their peers.

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    Transgender and Cisgender US Veterans Have Few Health Differences

    Janelle Downing, Kerith J. Conron, Jody L. Herman, John R. Blosnich
    July 2018

    The mental and physical health of transgender veterans is similar to cisgender veterans. Transgender veterans differ only on the likelihood of having at least one disability.

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    Community Assessment of LGBTI Adults in Northeast Florida

    Taylor N.T. Brown, Kerith J. Conron
    June 2018

    The largest survey of LGBTI adults in Northeast Florida finds 75% of respondents have experienced “everyday discrimination,” such as being disrespected, threatened or harassed in the past 12 months.

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    Psychological Responses of Stigmatized Groups to Voter Referendums

    By Andrew R. Flores, Mark Hatzenbuehler, Gary Gates
    June 2018

    A study on the psychological effects of ballot measures related to same-sex marriage in 2012 found that LGBT people were more likely to be stressed as the total number of televised campaign advertisements increased.

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    The Impact of Medicaid Expansion in Virginia on Uninsured LGBT Adults

    Shoshana Goldberg, Kerith Conron
    June 2018

    Up to 21,000 uninsured LGBT adults, ages 18-64, could gain access to health insurance under Virginia’s recent Medicaid expansion.

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    Scholars File Comment on National Crime Victimization Survey Changes

    On May 11, 2018, Williams Institute scholars filed a comment to the US Department of Justice regarding their proposal to stop asking 16- and 17-year-olds to voluntarily and confidentially disclose their sexual orientation and gender identity on the survey.

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    Greater Visibility Reduces Transphobia and Increases Support for Transgender Rights

    Andrew R. Flores, Donald P Haider-Markel, Daniel C. Lewis, Patrick R. Miller, Barry L. Tadlock, Jami K. Taylor
    May 2018

    A new study finds exposure to images and information about transgender people helps reduce transphobia, which increases an individual’s support for the equality and legal protection of transgender people.

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    New Measures of LGBT Acceptance and Inclusion Worldwide

    Andrew R. Flores, Andrew Park, M.V. Lee Badgett
    April 2018

    A series of three studies use groundbreaking measures of LGBT acceptance and inclusion to examine the correlations between the economic, legal and social impact of LGBT inclusion worldwide.

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    The Impact of Stigma and Discrimination Against LGBT People in Arizona

    Christy Mallory, Brad Sears, Taylor N.T. Brown, Russell Toomey
    March 2018

    Arizona’s legal landscape and social climate put the state’s 203,000 LGBT adults and 45,500 LGBT youth at risk of discrimination and harassment in areas of employment, housing and public accommodations.

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