Anti-LGBTQ+ policies linked to depression in Black and Latinx LGBTQ+ youth
Black and Latinx LGBTQ+ youth living in U.S. states with discriminatory policies, such as “Don’t Say Gay” laws, are more likely to be depressed than their peers in the most LGBTQ+- affirming states, according to new research from Yale School of Public Health scholars.
New Online Training for Mental Health Providers Benefits LGBTQ Community
Mental health providers can learn to deliver evidence-based LGBTQ-affirmative cognitive therapy through low-cost online training, which would help deliver more evidence-based mental health care to LGBTQ people and support its implementation across practice settings, according to a new study by Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) researchers.
YSPH study examines the impact of intersectional experiences on Black LGBQ Americans
A study from the Yale School of Public Health published earlier this year laid the groundwork for several current research investigations by finding that the intersectional experiences of Black LGBQ Americans can either trigger identity conflicts or help to affirm their identities as members of both the Black and LGBQ communities.Source: Yale Daily News
Many LGTBQ youth who die by suicide are bullied before their death, study finds
A new study looking at hundreds of LGBTQ youth who died by suicide finds that many were bullied before their death, adding to a growing body of evidence showing how bullying can result in deadly consequences.Source: CNN
Yale Alumnus Pledges $5 Million for Yale School of Public Health Fund and Professorship to Advance LGBTQ Mental Health
Yale School of Medicine alumnus David R. Kessler, M.D. ’55, is directing $5 million from his estate to the Yale School of Public Health, part of which is intended for the creation of a David R. Kessler Endowed Professorship. The professorship and accompanying resource fund will support teaching and research associated with improving LGBTQ mental health.
Pride as resistance: LGBTQ+ people struggle against right-wing war on their legal rights
Dr. Meredithe McNamara, an assistant professor at Yale School of Medicine who treats trans youths, and Anne Alstott, a law professor at Yale Law School, are part of a multidisciplinary team tracking legal efforts to restrict gender-affirming care across the country.Source: LA Times
What Does it Mean to be 'Nonbinary?'
Christy Olezeski, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry and director and co-founder of the Yale Pediatric Gender Program, told Yahoo! Life the biggest misconception people have about nonbinary people is that they’re “going through a phase,” which she explains is far from true.Source: Yahoo! Life
Amicus Brief Filed to Defend Gender-Affirming Care in Alabama
On Aug. 12, professors from the Yale Law School, Yale School of Medicine, Yale Child Study Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, and University of Texas Southwestern filed a brief as amici curiae in Eknes-Tucker v. Governor, State of Alabama with the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.Source: YLS Today
Florida to bar Medicaid coverage for those seeking gender-affirming care
Florida joins at least 10 other states — including Arizona, Missouri and Texas — in barring residents from using Medicaid to pay for several often-prescribed medications and surgeries for those diagnosed with gender dysphoria. The rule was published Wednesday and is slated to take effect Aug. 21.Source: The Washington Post