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Hi! We are looking for collaborators and co-authors for a proposed multi-country on "Nursing Students' Knowledge and Attitudes of LGBT Health Concerns Survey" wiith Dr. Judy Cornelius of the The University of North Carolina. For those interested, you can email me at rmoducado@wvsu.edu.ph with the subject: LGBT Health Concerns Survey Collaborator. Thank you.
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Please have look on our(Eminent Biosciences (EMBS)) collaborations.. and let me know if interested to associate with us
Our recent publications In collaborations with industries and academia in India and world wide.
EMBS publication In association with Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana, Santiago, Chile. Publication Link: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33397265/
EMBS publication In association with Moscow State University , Russia. Publication Link: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32967475/
EMBS publication In association with Icahn Institute of Genomics and Multiscale Biology,, Mount Sinai Health System, Manhattan, NY, USA. Publication Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29199918
EMBS publication In association with University of Missouri, St. Louis, MO, USA. Publication Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30457050
EMBS publication In association with Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, USA. Publication Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27852211
EMBS publication In association with ICMR- NIN(National Institute of Nutrition), Hyderabad Publication Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23030611
EMBS publication In association with University of Minnesota Duluth, Duluth MN 55811 USA. Publication Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27852211
EMBS publication In association with University of Yaounde I, PO Box 812, Yaoundé, Cameroon. Publication Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30950335
EMBS publication In association with Federal University of Paraíba, João Pessoa, PB, Brazil. Publication Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30693065
Eminent Biosciences(EMBS) and University of Yaoundé I, Yaoundé, Cameroon. Publication Link: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31210847/
Eminent Biosciences(EMBS) and University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, 48080, Leioa, Spain. Publication Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27852204
Eminent Biosciences(EMBS) and King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Publication Link: http://www.eurekaselect.com/135585
Eminent Biosciences(EMBS) and NIPER , Hyderabad, India. Publication Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29053759
Eminent Biosciences(EMBS) and Alagappa University, Tamil Nadu, India. Publication Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30950335
Eminent Biosciences(EMBS) and Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad , India. Publication Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28472910
Eminent Biosciences(EMBS) and C.S.I.R – CRISAT, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India. Publication Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30237676
Eminent Biosciences(EMBS) and Karpagam academy of higher education, Eachinary, Coimbatore , Tamil Nadu, India. Publication Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30237672
Eminent Biosciences(EMBS) and Ballets Olaeta Kalea, 4, 48014 Bilbao, Bizkaia, Spain. Publication Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29199918
Eminent Biosciences(EMBS) and Hospital for Genetic Diseases, Osmania University, Hyderabad - 500 016, Telangana, India. Publication Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28472910
Eminent Biosciences(EMBS) and School of Ocean Science and Technology, Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies, Panangad-682 506, Cochin, India. Publication Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27964704
Eminent Biosciences(EMBS) and CODEWEL Nireekshana-ACET, Hyderabad, Publication Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26770024
Eminent Biosciences(EMBS) and Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore-641046, Tamilnadu, India. Publication Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27919211
Eminent Biosciences(EMBS) and LPU University, Phagwara, Punjab, India. Publication Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31030499
Eminent Biosciences(EMBS) and Department of Bioinformatics, Kerala University, Kerala. Publication Link: http://www.eurekaselect.com/135585
Eminent Biosciences(EMBS) and Gandhi Medical College and Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad 500 038, India. Publication Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27450915
Eminent Biosciences(EMBS) and National College (Affiliated to Bharathidasan University), Tiruchirapalli, 620 001 Tamil Nadu, India. Publication Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27266485
Eminent Biosciences(EMBS) and University of Calicut - 673635, Kerala, India. Publication Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23030611
Eminent Biosciences(EMBS) and NIPER, Hyderabad, India. ) Publication Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29053759
Eminent Biosciences(EMBS) and King George's Medical University, (Erstwhile C.S.M. Medical University), Lucknow-226 003, India. Publication Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25579575
Eminent Biosciences(EMBS) and School of Chemical & Biotechnology, SASTRA University, Thanjavur, India Publication Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25579569
Eminent Biosciences(EMBS) and Safi center for scientific research, Malappuram, Kerala, India. Publication Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30237672
Eminent Biosciences(EMBS) and Dept of Genetics, Osmania University, Hyderabad Publication Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25248957
EMBS publication In association with Institute of Genetics and Hospital for Genetic Diseases, Osmania University, Hyderabad Publication Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26229292
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Dear colleagues,
as a sexualities researcher, I am faced with a difficult question regarding the complex dynamics between seeking ways in which evidence-based science on human sexual orientation (e.g. on the normalcy of homo-/bi-sexuality, understanding of unchangeability and immutability in the domain of attractions; proven harmful effects of sexual orientation change efforts - SOCE; minority stress and stigma influence on LGBT+ people's well-being, etc.) collide with the prevalent doctrines perpetuated by various Churches (e.g. by Catholic Church, etc.). For example, in most of the Catholic discussions or written sources, I continue to see distinguishing between one's sexual orientation (as a trait) and the seeming (and seen as sinful) choice of acting upon this "drive" or "impulse".
By making this distinction, one is faced with a view in which human (homo/bi)sexuality is represented as (a) suppressible and (b) possibly changeable.
Here, I would like to ask you, fellow scholars, if you have some resources, references, results of your research as well as consequent suggestions in which it may be possible to find fruitful grounds for progressive discussion with a capacity for reconciling this schism between scientific evidence on (a) understanding of sexuality as human natural physiological need similar to hunger or thirst (Maslow 1987 Motivation and Personality), and (b) unchangeability of sexual orientation and harmful practices of SOCE which is backed by several position statements by respected scientific communities like World Psychiatric Association (Bhugra, D., Eckstrand, K., Levounis, P., Kar, A., & Javate, K. R. (2016). WPA Position Statement on Gender Identity and Same-Sex Orientation, Attraction and Behaviours. World psychiatry: official journal of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA), 15(3), 299–300. https://doi.org/10.1002/wps.20340)
In this view, the religious (normative, moral) requirement of suppression or alteration of someone's sexual orientation and proscribed partner selection effectively restricting homo/bisexual individuals' potentials for forming and sustaining long-term relationships (and in this view acting upon their physiological desires) poses a substantial barrier to their well-being as well. The significance of these questions surpass individuals or interindividual psychology, they foray into law, religious freedoms, bioethics and so much more.
I am sure that many have asked themselves similar questions, so perhaps this discussion will also benefit other scholars.
Sincerely,
Michal Pitoňák
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Thank you for your response Lukasz Dominik Kaczmarek . In this respect, I wonder whether the church does, in fact, distinguish between the voluntary and respected priests' devotion to celibacy and the enforced moral requirement of non-heterosexuals to suppress their sexuality which would otherwise be viewed as sinful? I see there is both normative/moral difference as well as distinction in motivation and role of individual's choice.
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The paper will also look into teachers willingness to normalize LBGT identities!
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Dear Netthu,
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Tyagi, S., Singh, G., & Aggarwal, T. (2017). Talent management in education sector. International Journal on Cybernetics & Informatics (IJCI), 6(1/2), 47-52.‏
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Moorhead, L., & Jimenez, J. (2021). ‘This is me’: Expressions of intersecting identity in an LGBTQ+ ethnic studies course. The Journal of Social Studies Research, 45(1), 35-57.‏
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Taylor, D. M. (2018). LGBTQ music educators: External mentoring between student teachers and in-service teachers. Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, (216), 65-86.‏
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I'm working on developing guidelines to support LGBTQ parents, and I need some research evidence to base this on.
For same sex couples, or where there are barriers to the gestational parent breastfeeding, we are sometimes asked for advice and support for inducing lactation in the parent who is not giving birth.
Can anyone direct me towards any hospital guidelines, professional association guidelines, research papers or other evidence or protocol which I can base this on.
Thank you for your thoughts.
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My suggestion would be at least 6 months prior to the birth parent delivery. I have had better success with larger volumes of milk. I also have used the SNS with the non-birth parent to assist with increasing milk supply when baby is born.
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I'm looking for best options for asking the gender question in a survey. The survey is part of a training evaluation, which is not specifically related to gender/sex/orientation/etc. issues. BAsically, its just one of a series of brief demographic questions to ensure we've captured those variables in our evaluation. When I search for options, I am mainly coming across research that is concerned with analysing impacts related to sexual or gender minority populations. Our purpose is just to make sure we are being inclusive by not simply asking the question in the binary way, which is limiting. Any insight you can provide would be much appreciated!
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My suggestion will be to go for the literature review of the works done previously, based on the requirement of your study/research. And your concern is highly appreciated.
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Hi,
I am researching LGBTQIA+ ageing and the unique experiences and challenges that people face. Any recommendations on insightful publications on these topics would be most welcome?
I am also interested in connecting with music therapists or psychotherpaists who may have worked with LGBTQIA+ older adults or LGBTQIA+ individuals who have engaged in music therapy.
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Bill
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Hogan,S.(2019).Arts Therapies and Gender Issues. International Perspectives on Research. London: Routledge
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I apologize in advance if I come across as ignorant. I am trying my best to educate myself on LGBTQI+ community and how to write them in academic writing.
I have a sample of X participants in a qualitative study. One of them identifies as a transwoman. 3 belonged to other sexual or gender minorities. I don't want to end up being insensitive in my writing. Of course, a transgender woman is a woman. What I am having trouble with is that - are the terms "male" and "female" assumed to be cisgendered?
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Should I mentioned that: Y number of participants were cisgendered: M males and N females. And Z participants were from gender minorities (and include trans participants in the second sentence?).
Or should I take the route of M males and N females (where trans participant is included). and Z participants were from gender minorities.
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It took me some time to put forward this question because I feel like I am not able to frame it properly. So feel free to ask if you need clarifications from my side.
Thanks!
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Hello there! May I ask you about your study's theme? If it's something directly related to gender questions, It would be interesting to provide more detail about gender identity (e.g. X were cisgender, Y were trans woman, Z were non-binary, etc etc). But If it's not a Topic directly related to your theme, your second route (Man and woman including trans people) sounds correct as Well. You Also can check other qualitative studies in your field and see How they tackle this question.
Good Luck!
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It is important to be aware of the research on China where you have a long-term Confucianist family mentality based on filial piety and obedience to the patriarch, from the father to the emperor. If you can access the following books, they will be helpful for the core of your research on LGB and family networks:
- HO, Loretta Wing Wah. Gay and Lesbian Subculture in Urban China. London: Routledge, 2009.
- SANG, Tze-Ian Deborah & WANG, Qingfeng. The emerging lesbian: female same-sex desire in modern China. Taipei: Taiwan Resource Center for Chinese Studies, 2014.
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I think whether or not it's unethical will depend on how you frame it. In general, looking at the intersection of identities between race/ethnicity and sexual orientation or gender identity isn't unethical. It's necessary, important work that prevents us from missing nuances and difference of experience. Not attending to the intersection of race and LGBTQ identities risks designing public health interventions that aren't appropriate for those who are most marginalized. An important piece of doing this well would be allowing folks to self-identify their race and their sexual orientation and gender.
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Over the last several decades, the increasing global attention to issues of human rights for
lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and other sexual minorities has focused on the intrinsic value of those rights from a social, cultural, and ethical perspective. Recognizing those rights represents a commitment to equality for a stigmatized group of people and to guaranteeing universal freedoms for those individuals. Enacting those rights to achieve equality means working to end discrimination and violence against LGBT people. The need for attention is clear: human rights agencies and scholars from around the world have documented violations of human rights, finding discrimination, family rejection, violence, imprisonment, and other forms of exclusion faced by LGBT people in every country studied.
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Interesting
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Collegues,
I am looking for literature on childfree / childless lesbian, bisexual and queer women by choice, specifically on reasons and motivations for being childfree. I was wondering if anyone could recommend some research on this topic.
Thanks for you help.
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very interesting, But at the moment i am poor inthis area
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I am looking to find contemporary (2005 and onward) LGBTQ+ literature/texts (novels, poems, digital literature, correspondence, social media writers) by Ecuadorian writers (preferably LGBTQ+ too, but not a must), and/or academic articles that deal with the topic. Aside from a wikipedia page, I was not able to retrieve a lot of information. Has anybody here worked on this topic in the past?
Busco literatura/textos contemporáneos (2005 y adelante) escritotos por escritor@s ecuatorian@s -- que sean novelas, poemas, literatura digital, cartas, literatura en las redes sociales...). También busco artículos académicos que trabajan el tema de la literatura LGBTQ+ en el Ecuador de hoy en día. No encontré mucha información a parte de un sitio wikipedia. ?Alguién ha investigado esa temática y podría decirme por dónde empezar?
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You`re welcome!
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I am conducting a study with 2 dependent variables (depression and anxiety) and 2 independent variables (heterosexual and LGB) but I am unsure of what the best analysis to use is. I want to see the effect that the controlled variable has on scores of depression and anxiety in heterosexual people and LGB people and then see whether these scores are higher or lower for heterosexual and LGB people. Any help would be much appreciated!
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Hello Anna,
It sounds as if you have only one independent variable, sexual orientation, that has two levels in your sample (heterosexual, LGB). One-way manova would appear to be a suitable starting analysis, as you have scores on two, related measured variables as DVs. This is functionally the same as Hotelling's T-squared test, as the IV has only two levels.
Good luck with your work.
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The twenty first century has witnessed an emergence of multiple of identities egging upon different forces of the time. It has also come across the proliferation of the idea of cultural diversity as globalization, communications, market, migration and the increased diversification of identity patterns have emerged within traditionally homogeneous groups. While cultural diversity points towards the existence of several cultures that are dissimilar, heterogeneous and often incommensurable the multiculturalism promotes the acceptance of cultural diversity by encouraging the recognition of minorities by the society and its institutions. ‘Multiculturalism’ now takes into its fold not only the disadvantaged and marginalized groups like minorities and tribals but also the immigrants who may come under ethnic, religious minorities as well as minority nations and indigenous peoples and communities like LGBT, disabled, etc., After 9/11 and certain terrorist acts in Europe there has been a shift in thinking that considers the existence of immigrants incompatible with the European member cultures and history.
The recent upsurge of radicalism and nationalism in liberal multicultural democracies usher in the era of community confrontations as was witnessed by Europe in late nineteenth century and Asia in mid-twentieth century. The secular credentials are on the wane in many states known for their multicultural values and egalitarian orders and the politics of dominance and discrimination is on the rise. The statements of many European leaders from Germany, France Denmark about non-utility of multicultural model has alarmed the immigrant populations and minorities alike. The state behavior has transformed from community welfare to individual interests. Doesn't it needs a quick attention and reversal?
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Honestly, Harish, a lot of this is just sound-nice slogans, which then run up against practical realties.
In India, for example, you have run up against the practical realities of allowing truly indiscriminate immigration. So, where is all this talk about multiculturalism? Does one explicitly exclude one or more specific cultures, with the excuse "they can go somewhere else?" India is attempting to do this very thing.
In Canada and the US, both countries have run up against the practical realities of allowing atrocities to be committed, in the name of cultural/religious traditions. It's almost like the lawmakers are caught off-guard, after spouting their predictable slogans about minority rights, to discover that those minority rights are taking the basic human rights away from other people.
Two or three obvious, and actual examples being, should parents be allowed to murder their children, for reasons of some supposed fabricated "honor"? Or, should adult men be allowed to marry pre-pubescent girls, supposedly because this will keep them from sinning later on in life? Or, should husbands be allowed to force their wives to dress like lepers?
We could easily go on. So, in spite of the magnanimous-sounding rhetoric about multiculturalism, and the easy examples such as LBGT rights, people do finally come to grips with the practical realities. Of course, in cases like this, some people will have lower thresholds than others, in what they will tolerate in society. That's to be expected. When people see some of their "multicultural" lawmakers making light of certain traumatic historical occurrences, such as the September 11th attacks on New York City and Washington DC, then it's only natural to expect that some will overreact.
The secular credentials are on the wane in many states known for their multicultural values and egalitarian orders and the politics of dominance and discrimination is on the rise.
That's not at all the way I would put it. The secular credentials are under threat, and therefore, the term "multiculturalism" may be more carefully redefined. The terms pluralism, or multi-ethnic, which have applied to countries such as the US for centuries, may have to be dusted off and taken more seriously once again.
It's not at all bad to examine popular slogans, and find out if they ultimately become destructive of a society. I'd say, true multiculturalism could easily tear a country apart. It's what I would call "balkanization," and we have all seen where that leads.
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I am an undergrad writing a research paper about transmasculine and masculine lesbian identity in Thailand. Specifically, I am looking for new, accessible, English texts about tom and tom gay people, any surgeries or hormonal intervention, or self-perceptions of these groups; I will attach my references thus far. Not listed is Jai Arun Ravine's research/documentary, of which I am aware, but was unable to attain a copy of either. My focus is Thailand simply due to the wealth of information available and Megan Sinnott's detailed study of toms and dees, but any information about surrounding cultures is also appreciated. Formal academic research is preferred, but if anyone has links to websites or helpful books, etc, those are also welcome.
Thank you for reading!
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This is a non starter question on researchgate
It is primarily male heterosexual types doing sciences and think feminism is obscene.
Really obscene!!
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I was recently asked by local science museum to help organize an exhibit to highlight LGBTQ++ people who've made significant contributions to science and tech. I've started making a list off the top of my head: Magnus Hirschfeld, Alan Turing, Ben Barres, Lynn Conway, Anne Fausto-Sterling, Bruce Bagemihl, Joan Roughgarden, etc. etc.
You see the pattern, every single one of those ppl is a white person. Putting aside the obvious ways making a list like this is a troubled task in and of itself (Who could have made it as an out LGBT POC in sci//tech 20, 50, 60 years ago... how are we defining "significant contribution," who's contributions are being erased by claiming one person as the "pioneer" of something) I'm not having any luck googling for LGBT POC in science and tech... I either come up with advocacy groups trying to get more LGBT ppl in STEM, or lists of "Pioneering LGBT POC we should all know" always artists and activists. Anyone have suggestions for queer POC scientists and engineers to add to this list??
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**Update on this post:
I've received a few messages from people who are having the same issue asking if I ever had luck in my search. Unfortunately after having trouble finding many people who checked all three boxes (POC, LGBTQ2I++, and "historically significant contribution to science" as defined by the museum) I proposed an alternative exhibition. In this alternative exhibition proposal, rather than limiting to LGBTQI++ scientists who made "historically significant contributions" I included POC, queer and trans scientists who are also activists working to decolonize the sciences. I also included several panels to address ways the sciences have historically contributed to oppression of and violence against queer and trans communities. Additional panels addressed the history of scientific theories for a biological basis of gender and sexuality, a scientific look at how sex is not binary and intersex rights around the world, as well as sex and sexual diversity among non-human life forms. After proposing this alternative exhibition the funding for the exhibit mysteriously disappeared and there was no exhibition. For me this is another example, unfortunately of how institutions want to parade generalized celebrations of "diversity and inclusion" but don't want to look at the reasons there are so few POC and LGBTQ2I++ people in the sciences. Disappointing... but I'm still hoping to eventually put something together on these topics, even if it is a cheap DIY exhibit. I've attached a document with some early notes on the project before the funding fell through -- if anyone has ideas for people to add to the list or other things please share :)
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I am looking to integrate unheard voices into the survey class, before 1500. If you have secondary sources that you are willing to share please let me know.
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Dear Gwen,
Non-western cultures don't really care about gender. Gender issue is a western made concept and we see the consequences of this in several western countries. I am from West Africa and in several (religious) circles for example, the power is held behind the scene by a woman while men play the virility outside. But they don't have the essential power. The power is shared according to the type of task to be performed.
It is known that in the kingdom of Danhome (in the actual Benin Republic), the amazons were remarkable warriors. There are scientific papers on this female army. You can also read, Serbin (Sylvia), Reines d'Afrique. This is a remarkable piece of research that is commendable.
Good luck in your research.
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Illinois just signed a new law mandating that LGBT figures that have made significant strides in humanity in the state's history be taught in schools. What do you guys think?
Teaching tolerance is very important in school, specially when it comes to LGBT tolerance
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We are all learning to re-think and re-examine history in many different fields. Whose history is taught? Who is excluded from history? If a group is excluded from history, we need to ask why. As groups that have been traditionally excluded from the mainstream of history such as women, Hispanics, blacks, and other groups of color, etc. are now being addressed, as research surfaces that questions heteronormativty, it is logical that LGBT persons who have contributed to historical accomplishments be recognized.
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Hello everyone,
Nowadays there is much going on about LGBT+. Sensibility concerning gender and sexual orientation are on the ride. I would like to ask you how you deal with gender while collecting data through online questionnaire.
Are you asking biological gender at birth?
Are you giving as options male/female/other/not declare?
Are you giving as options male/female/not binary?
Can anyone suggest a better way?
And what about methodology? Are you including in the analysis? I recently collected a sample of around 5000 cases for a researc about mental health. Only about 20 claimed themselves as "else". How would you deal with it?
Excluding them from your analysis?
Including even if the sample is definitely not consistent enough?
Thanks in advance. Any input is very much welcome!
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I include both sex and gender. It is important to acknowledge sense of self and biology as both contribute to how one interacts with their environment. As Ladan Rahbari stated it is important to provide as many options as possible including "other" or "prefer not to say". I think it is important to present all data collected for a study so long as their responses are complete. In this case I would present the data from the 20 participants who chose not to identify their sex or gender as a separate category. If these responses differ significantly from those who did identify it could make for an interesting discussion in any publication or presentation you disseminate. Discussion points could include confusion, shame or self-prejudice based on ones sex or gender identity that would cause someone to not want to divulge that information in a study.
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any innovative proposal in new paradigms of intervention with LGBT population and drug prevention?
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LGTB adicction is not the same than straight adicction. What paradigm of intervention is the most apropiate?
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I am looking for a qualitative instrument (e.g. scale) related to minority stress, felt stigma, internalized stigma but specific to LGBTQ parents.
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This article may help you
Goldberg, A. E. & Smith, J. Z. (2011). Stigma, Social Context, and Mental Health: Lesbian and Gay Couples Across the Transition to Adoptive Parenthood. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 58(1), 139-150. DOI: 10.1037/a0021684
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To describe the knowledge on LGBT and perception  towards them among professionals who are using social media 
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The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Development of Clinical Skills Scale (LGBT-DOCSS): Establishing a New Interdisciplinary Self-Assessment for Health Providers. Authors:Bidell, Markus P.1Source:Journal of Homosexuality. 2017, Vol. 64 Issue 10, p1432-1460.
Development and initial validation of the Sexual Orientation Beliefs Scale (SOBS).Authors:Arseneau, Julie R.. Grzanka, Patrick R., Miles, Joseph R., Fassinger, Ruth E.. Journal of Counseling Psychology, Vol 60(3), Jul, 2013. pp. 407-420.
Validity and Reliability of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Working Alliance Self-Efficacy Scales. Authors:Burkard, Alan W. Pruitt, Nathan T. Medler, Barbara R. Stark-Booth, Ann M.2Source:Training & Education in Professional Psychology. Feb2009, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p37-46. 10p. 3 Charts.
The Gay Affirmative Practice Scale (GAP): A New Measure for Assessing Cultural Competence with Gay and Lesbian Clients. Authors:Crisp, Catherine1 ccrisp@ku.eduSource:Social Work. Apr2006, Vol. 51 Issue 2, p115-126. 12p.
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The penumbra doctrine has been decisive in cases such as Roe v. Wade and Obergefell v. Hodges.
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There may be an issue here of generalists trying to write in a specialized field. The question asks about "legal terms" having a "penumbra" of meaning. But that formulation does not capture the legal discussion. It then mixes in specific SCOTUS cases.
There is a special doctrine discussed in various SCOTUS cases concerning privacy. The doctrine is not about all legal terms, or indeed any legal term in isolation. It is specifically a metaphor used in these cases to illustrate how rights explicitly identified in the text of the Constitutution imply other rights that are not explicitly identified. (It appears that prior to this current meaning dating from Griswold, penumbra may have been used in different ways by courts.)
On the other hand, there is a branch of jurisprudence/philosophy of law that discusses textual interpretation. This branch is related to general philosophy of language and literary theory on the one hand and specific legal doctrines on the other. HLA Hart and Dworkin (maybe) engaged in this kind of scholarship. But a scholar would have to make an argument from their general theories to what they would have said about the specific SCOTUS penumbra doctrine.
Apparently Hart talked about "penumbra" cases of the meanings of particular terms as opposed to core meanings. But that theoretical concept is a different concept from the SCOTUS concept that a whole bunch of text about different rights implies non-stated rights. The whole mass of text is not a single term and the new penumbral right is not contrasted with old "core" rights as being more peripheral.
Similarly, Dworkin's theory that (roughly) principles underlie and justify all of our law together and we can infer new decisions from these principles is a different way of justifying a right to privacy than the SCOTUS penumbra metaphor (although you could argue whether it is a more precise way of stating the metaphor or just different).
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Over the years much of the research on domestic violence has looked at male abuse of a female partner, but more recently researchers have been looking at female abuse of male partners and the abuse within the LGBTIQ community. However, the discourse about gender inequality is strong. What are your views and why?
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In my anecdotal experience it is about male (or sometimes female where the dv is female on male or female on female) anger, and the venting of that anger at home on the weaker party. That anger builds up for all sorts of reasons, some already mentioned, which is often about male perceptions of role, power, injustice etc, then it is expressed violently. To quote a female colleague about dv "It was like I had become the enemy". The perpetrator in this case greatly benefited from anger management and went on to take up a new socially valuable role and to stop the dv although the relationship broke down (although my friend feels safe around him now, physically). Often there is not a good outcome though and patterns are repeated. Nothing in the above should be seen in any way as a moral justification of male abuse, but understanding can lead to solutions. In the end the perpetrator has to accept responsibility even though he may have had difficulties and injustices in his life or indeed been abused himself. It is about separating out determinants and moral responsibility.
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1.What is online survey and online questionnare?
2. How do you determine sample population?
3. Sampling procedure?
4.What are online research instruments?
5. Distribution of online research instruments?
5. Where can i get literature on online survey and online questionnare?
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 A complete starter´s guide for Web based Survey research, including a list of efective web tools for conducting online surveys.
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For a conference organized by the Real Sociedad Española de Química (R. S. E. Q.), which will be held in Sitges (Barcelona), in the month of July 2017, I am preparing a communication on "Great female scientific not known". I've found as case special to E. M. Kuznetsova (not is that means the "E" or the "M").
Not have a mail electronic or postal for contact with her (is more, not is if is alive). Could you help me in this regard. I would be useful to a biography, a Curriculum Vitae, a picture, an e-mail address, or postal address,...).
I would appreciate it much any information in this regard.
Many thanks for your kindness.
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Thanks a lot. I will continue looking for mere curiosity.
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I am doing my dissertation on how loneliness and isolation among BME LGBTs contributes to their inability to access social care.
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You might want to look up the work of Tonya Callaghan at the University of Calgary. 
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What are the best (and most progressive) LGBT inmate policies in correctional settings. 
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In most American correctional institutions the inmate is assigned to housing based on their biological gender. However, some like Riker's Island in New York have allocated particular housing units for those that would voluntarily prefer to live in them.  The issue in most jails and prisons is overcrowding and there is not a lot of leeway in housing assignments.  
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I am an undergraduate student and I am currently doing my final year dissertation titled: “Public's attitudes towards the LGBT community.” I am also taking into consideration participants’ cultural and religious background.  Does anyone know where I can find a questionnaire related to that topic? 
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Hello, Deena
There is a scale developed by Costa, Machado, Bandeira and Nardi (2016) to assess prejudice against sexual and gender diversity in Brazil. It was created to meet the need for a measure that would specifically assess Brazilian cultural aspects of such phenomenon. Here, the prejudice against non-normative gender expressions is particularly intertwined with the prejudice against non-normative sexual orientations.
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Costa, A. B., Machado, W. de L., Bandeira, D. R., & Nardi, H. C. (2016). Validation study of the Revised Version of the Scale of Prejudice Against Sexual and Gender Diversity in Brazil. Journal of Homosexuality, 63(11), 1446-1463. doi:10.1080/00918369.2016.1222829
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I am looking for quantitative studies on various interventions used for treating depression in LGBT community. I am finding very little. CBT, DBT, Narrative, etc. Anyone have any ideas. I am a graduate student studying social work and I am interested in this topic.
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With depression in the LGBT+ community, there is often underlying (or ongoing) trauma. Using polyvagal theory to ground psychotherapy is one approach and a terrific framework for understanding our emotions. Look for works by Dr. Stephen Porges. It's a way to work on the nervous system and help people come out of somatic (body) dysregulation. The modality is not specific to LGBT, but can be applied by a culturally competent practitioner. You may also want to look into Internal Family Systems. 
Best wishes from a MSW student on the other coast! 
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I realized that most health professionals are ill-prepared to take care about patient´s sexuality. So they need training programs to help them. Thus, which kind of information is more important or urgent to offer to them?
Please, cite at least 3.
Please write which is your context of job in health care.
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Dear Vanessa,
  1. Sexual identity (sex, gender and sexual orientation)
  2. Sexual history taking (according with CDC recommendations, the 5 P's)
  3. Sexual practices (risk levels for each STI, harm reduction and prevention strategies available)
Best, MR
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I am looking for a standardised questionnaire to measure people's attitudes towards LGBT issues. I have found the "Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Knowledge and Attitudes Scale for Heterosexuals" but I do not particularly like the language they use. 
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There are various scales that investigate attitudes toward LGBT people both in heterosexual and LGBT participants.
Some of those for heterosexual participants are:
-Attitudes Toward Lesbians and Gay Men scale (ATLG; Herek, 1988);
-The Modern Homophobia Scale (MHS; Raja & Stokes, 1998);
-Homosexuality Attitude Scale (HAS; Kite and Deaux (1986) 
Among scales for LGBT participants there are:
-Measure of Internalized Sexual Stigma (MISS; Lingiardi, Baiocco & Nardelli, 2012);
-Internalized Homo-negativity Inventory (IHNI; Mayfield, 2001);
-Internalized Homophobia Scale (IHS; Wagner, Brondolo, & Rabkinet, 1997).
Anyway I suggest you to consult the Handbook of Sexuality-Related Measures by Fisher et al, in which there are lots measures for the research in this field. It is very helpful.
I hope that I have been useful to you
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I want to do a research about  " the correlation between the workplace climate and the willingness about disclosure one's sexual orientation in the workplace "!
How can I find the measurement that measure "the degree of sexual orientation disclose for LGBT employee in the workplace" or " the willingness about disclosure one's sexual orientation in the workplace "? Thank you!
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Hi! I think you can use standard measurements as for any other issue that can be investigate. For example, "Please select one number between 1 (not likely) to 5 (very likely) to disclose your sexual orientation at workplace", etc. The willingness about disclosure is something that you can more or less easily to get from subjects when you interview them; however, you want to explore the degree of sexual orientation for LGBT employee in the workplace which is slightly different and much more complicated. The reason is that perhaps you would find that LGBT people would wish to disclose their sexual orientation or gender identity/expression (be careful when using T, it does not refer to sexual orientation) at great scale, but the degree would depend on the situation at each workplace. You would then have to put a lot of attention how to develop unique methodology that would affect different workplace climates to see the actual degree of sexual orientation and/or gender identity/expression disclosure at some workplace.  
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Hello,
are you aware of any Guidelines/Manuals/Information which take into account the needs or the special circumstances of Lesbians/Gays/Bisexuals/Transgender/ queers* when they experience highly stressful situations such as domestic violence or homelessness?
I am looking especially for something aimed at first responders (e.g. Crisis hotline).
Thank you!
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HI, I would look for Tertiary Prevention and Intervention for LGBTQ Youth in this article: Fisher, E. S., Komosa-Hawkins, K., Saldaña, E., Thomas, G. M., Hsiao, C., Rauld, M., & Miller, D. (2008). Promoting school success for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and questioning students: Primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention and intervention strategies. The California School Psychologist, 13(1),85-88. It might offer you insights into evidence based practice for LGBTQ in stressful situation. More specifically, have a look at this article: Ferguson, K. M., & Maccio, E. M. (2015). Promising Programs for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning Runaway and Homeless Youth. Journal of Social Service Research, 41(5), 659-683.
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Is there any validated instrument about internalized homophobia?
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Hello, you may be interested in these publications, best wishes.
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I'm preparing a study-abroad course in Gender and Sexual Minority Health Issues that will include comparing those issues in the US with the state of LGBT health in Iceland.  One option, of course, is to stick with the readings I'd use for a course strictly on the US and do all of our comparison work on-the-ground when we land, but I'd prefer to offer my students some pre-travel readings to prepare them.  Even working together with a research librarian, though, I'm not finding a whole lot, at least not in English. 
So I'm interested to see if others are aware of resources other than the "usual suspects" journal databases.   I'm even game to try and get articles translated if they are only available in Icelandic, but as I don't speak it, that somewhat hampers my ability to search for articles in that language.
Any suggestions or recommendations?
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Thanks so much. The first two, I had found, but not the third. I can usually ILL anything that the university doesn't have, so I shall request that one. Thanks again!
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International norms have failed to justify realisation, implementation and enforcement of universal human rights, in some UN member states by individuals affected by controversial issues including racial discrimination, socioeconomic marginalisation, LGBT rights and slavery reparations.
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Are you serious?  'Hordes of refugees and immigrants' ?  Do you include yourself and your fellow citizens in that description?  The bulk of the population of North America is made up of descendants from such people.  Indeed if we go further back in history the evidence suggests that we are all, in the West, descended from people who initially emigrated from Africa!  Human rights are supposed to be that - 'human' not 'Western'.  They are therefore supposed to be bestowed on all of us regardless of our origins.  I think the 'West' needs to be reminded also about its historical and contemporary relationship with the 'Rest' of the world.  That will help explain the antipathy, even hatred felt to things 'Western' in some many parts of the world.  It will also help to explain, most of the current conflicts in developing world countries.  Finally, it will help to explain why more and more people are turning to a distorted ideology/philosophy  (jihadism) in the (mistaken, in my view) hope that it will provide them with liberation from Western imperialism.  The West, after centuries of ripping off the Rest of the world needs to consider its responsibilities for the mess in which the world is now in.  Bombing civilian populations, propping up dictators and military juntas, who have been putty in our hands, is not going to build a sustainable environment.  We need to change our relationship with other human being across the world.
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I have read through the forms and documentation for the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study several times, and I am not seeing any health data about life partners having been captured. Regarding "blood relatives," there is some. I would assume that this is a result of "no promo homo."
This hasn't been a bad dream, has it?
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I spent about 10 years with the MACS study, roughly 1988-98. The MACS started in 1983, I think.  You need to ask John Phair, MD (PI from Northwestern Medical School) or David Ostrow, MD about the full data set. Both are on RG. (I believe David was the author of the original proposal for a multi-center study of the unknown disease killing gay men in the early 1980's.)
As far as I know, "no promo homo" had no part in the study although there were controversial aspects. The Chicago cohort study site was in "Boys Town" on the north side of Chicago, in Howard Brown Health Center, a community-based LGBT health care center. HBHC had identified some of the index cases of AIDS in Chicago. Most of the cohort management team were from the community. I do not remember if we collected specific SO data although there were many long-term couples in the cohort and we knew who they were. It certainly seems like a good idea in retrospect. The original plan was directed at infectious disease / epidemiology targets, including identification of the disease agent(s), transmission vectors, sexual behavior & virology and only later added psycho-social variables like depression. Eventually MACS developed into a longitudinal study of HIV / AIDS course and treatment.
It is not a bad dream. Hindsight offers some lessons.
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What is appropriate content for this age category? How do you bring it ? What are the benefits?
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MY, YES! 
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I'm currently working on my MA linguistic thesis that deals with narratives of people suffering from Sexual Orientation Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (SO-OCD or also called HOCD). My aim is to do a corpus analysis and critical discourse analysis of these narratives and compare them to coming out narratives of self-identified gay people. My aim is to explore if both groups share some similarities or if there are differences.
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Have a look on the Researchgate profile of Monnica Williams and colleagues. They published recently a few papers about this topic.
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Hi. I am discussing (in)visibility within Further Education. I am primarily looking at the invisibility of LGBT students, but am examining their invisibility within the realms of the invisibility of FE as a whole. How do we make the invisible visible? All suggestions as to where to find previous research will be welcomed. 
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GLEN and TENI should have some resources on FE for LGBT people.
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I am currently working on developing an intervention to increase awareness about testicular cancer and other testicular abnormalities. I want the intervention to be LGBT sensitive. Is there any framework to guide my query? the educational intervention can be in the form of an app, a brochure, an e-brochure, and infograph etc.
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Samar, LGBT stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender.  However, that is a very large umbrella term and by no means does it fully capture the experience of all people grouped in that category. Similarly, there are many people who may not be considered "LGBT" or would not themselves identify as "LGBT" but, for research or intervention purposes, might still be included.  This is also a very western view on sexuality and gender and, of course, culture plays a large role in people's perceptions of what this term means or whether this way of conceptualizing sexuality is even meaningful.  Hope that helps.
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I am currently busy reviewing literature on online mental health help-seeking behaviour with a specific focus of such behaviour by gender and sexual diversities. I’d really appreciate any article or author recommendations/suggestions around the following concepts:
- Both offline and online help-seeking behaviour (formal services or informal sources);
- Mental health and help-seeking behaviour; and,
- Help-seeking behaviour by LGBT individuals.
Thanking any contributors in advance!
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Thank you, Arin and Patricio. I appreciate it!
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Dear All,
I am interested in working on the topic of financial exclusion of Transgender. I need some literature for the same. Can anyone suggest me good articles or links for the said study from any country.
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Criminologists appear to have carried out little research as to if LGBT people commit crime and how they experience the CJS. Is there any current/recent research about LGBT people, offending and their treatment by the CJS (apart from DV and Hate Crime).
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Thanks Lee and Arin, just what I was looking for!
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In a recent episode of "How to Get Away with Murder," the "Asher Millstone" (Matt McGorry) character delivered a line when one of his fellow classmates/colleague, "Conner Walsh' (Jack Falahee) leaves the group to pursue a casual acquaintance.  He said says, "I'm so fricking mad I wasn't born gay."  The line, like many of the zingers in the show, was not lost on the fans who began commenting on social media.  As you see in the attached scene, the delivery of this line is of course complicated by the situation and the events that lead up to the line and that follow its delivery, but the writers and Peter Norwalk, the show runner are treading into a territory of heteronormative desire that I have not witnessed in popular culture before.  I know there has been much research in other fields that have positioned at least theoretical suggestions that some more violent behavior and thoughts against LGBT people by some self identified heterosexuals men may be connected to inner demons of the perpetrator possibly also being homosexual.  My question regards any research being done that may be looking at agenda setting issues or other theoretical perspective about positioning LGBT behavior as a enviable action among heterosexuals. Also, are there other instances of this in popular culture?  Also, if you have any  reactions to any of this would be appreciated as well. 
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One example I have seen of envy of LGBTQ+ identities is that of the desire to be asexual after one has been hurt in a sexual relationship. This behavior is not exclusive to heterosexual individuals, though; I have seen gay, bi, and other allosexual orientations lament their sexual attraction to people who have hurt them, to the point of expressing the wish that they had no sexual desire at all. Insofar as heterosexual envy, there is the typical trope of straight female characters wishing their straight boyfriends would have more stereotypically gay traits, such as cleanliness, fashion sense, and attentiveness to detail.
It's not an academic source per se, but I would point you in the direction of TV Tropes (tvtropes.org) as you begin your research. The site documents an incredible number of clichés that have been used in TV, movies, and other media, including thousands of tropes involving LGBT culture.
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What are the implications of qualifying access to origins a fundamental right, in light of gender, LGBT rights?
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Obviously, it can occasionally be important to know whether a particular person happens to be your half-sibling.
That leads to the question of how feasible it might be to try and enforce a law or decree insisting that such information should always be available; i.e., making it a crime to refuse to provide full details of a child's parentage. In the face of such a legal requirement, there will sometimes be deliberate evasion, and even lying. Indeed, there will also be instances when a woman could state quite truthfully that "she does not know"!
Napoleon swung the other way, forbidding all attempts to challenge and investigate paternity - (even without the advanced biochemical resources and techniques which we enjoy today).
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Specifically thinking of working with trans* clients and/or clients who have more fluid identities and sexualities.
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There is a Jungian therapist named Lin Fraser who was the president of WPATH last year.  She is very accessible if you were to email her.   She probably would know if there were ariticles, etc. as well. http://linfraser.com
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I am doing research (content analysis) on empowering LGBT youth through social media participation (Youtube). I am looking at what people post (videos and comments), but I don't exactly know what content is really empowering.
I found a lot of literature on social support that analyzes forums and comments and it seems that giving and receiving opinions and advice has a sort of empowering effect upon people. However, I haven't found any clearly stated connection between social support and empowerment.
Can anyone help me clarify this? Any input is much appreciated.
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You might consider using something like Bales' Interaction Process Analysis to identify and tag messages meeting the criterion of 'supportive' and then correlate these with terms associated with the 'empowerment' concept, which I agree is very broad. For example, you are likely to come across indicators of 'self-efficacy' in the language of the user (e.g. 'can do' intentions, expressions of personal confidence, reports of action having been taken as a consequence of social media participation). Users may also refer to empowering decision tools, information or contacts, of which they have become aware via social media - the availability of a means of achieving action being one aspect of 'empowerment' in addition to the experience of empowerment and the action itself.
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We have the maximum rating of 6.5kV with 3kA switch this rating is not enough for high power conversion. So we are connecting discrete switches in series to achieve maximum rating high voltage switch.
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Dear Mr. Imayavaramban,
as currently 6.5kV is the highest blocking voltage for industrial IGBT-modules and series connection is very rarely the best option, could you please add information about the apllication?
Wouldn't a multilevel approach be a more viable solution?
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What do know about the psychological characteristics or well-being of children of lesbian and gay parents? What do we know about same-sex parent headed families and the further psychosexual development (gender typed behavior) of boys and girls?
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Not that Wikipedia is a peer-reviewed publication, but I recognized the name Paul Cameron. This is copied from the site (please note Cameron was expelled from the APA regarding an ethics inquiry):
[from Wikipedia] "Paul Drummond Cameron (born November 9, 1939) is an American psychologist and sex researcher. While employed at various institutions including the University of Nebraska he conducted research on passive smoking, but he is best known today for his claims about homosexuality. After a successful 1982 campaign against a gay rights proposal in Lincoln, Nebraska, he established the Institute for the Scientific Investigation of Sexuality (ISIS), now known as the Family Research Institute (FRI). As FRI's chairman, Cameron has written papers associating homosexuality with perpetration of child sexual abuse and reduced life expectancy.
In 1983, the American Psychological Association expelled Cameron for non-cooperation with an ethics investigation. Position statements issued by the American Sociological Association, Canadian Psychological Association and the Nebraska Psychological Association have accused Cameron of misrepresenting social science research."
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I'm doing some research on this right now, and finding an interesting relationship. Has anyone out there studied this (directly or through lit review)? Any expectations one way or the other? Do you think that gay and lesbian people are more likely to report their sexual orientation in a survey than straight people?
Hadn't seen this question posted on ResearchGate yet, but sorry if it's a duplicate. I'm not seeing anything in some quick Google searches.
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No but it depends on culture and religion they are living,some societies accepts the sexual orientation of guys and lesbian but in conservative societies they hide their orientation,i case of straight most of them hide themselves by cross dressing
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The Liverpool Mental Health Consortium LGBT group are planning on administering a questionnaire to the LGBT Liverpool community
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Thank you very much Arvin, this is really helpful! :)
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I am doing independent research on the topic "Transitioning for the Spouses/Significant Others/Partners of Transsexuals". Through research consisting of interviewing couples who were married or involved in an equivalent relationship and after they were committed to each other one of the partners came out as a transsexual and transitioned to their identified gender, and the couple managed to stay together as the same loving and romantic couple they were before the transsexual partner identified, accepted, and transitioned as a transsexual. If anyone knows of individuals in this situation I would greatly appreciate getting in contact with them. A big concern to most if not all of you is probably the couples security, discretion, and anonymity; rest assure that as an transsexual woman who is involved with the transsexual community and transsexual issues my first priority (even above my actual research) is the anonymity, discretion, and personal security of any participants I work with for my research. I know first hand what outing does to transsexuals and their loved ones and would never out anyone for any reason especially another transsexual. To assure them as well as you that this is a priority to me, I don't need or even want their first or last names, just the type of relationship (heterosexual, male homosexual, or female homosexual) which one is cisgender (female or male) and which is transsexual (MTF or FTM). Basically, I would like to just conduct an interview either in person, over the phone or video messaging, or email communication if necessary regarding the process that both the cisgender and transsexual partners in the relationship went through and hear their story, from their point of view without censoring them, of how and what they did to survive one of them identifying as transsexual and transitioning to their identified gender. I would like to conduct a total of ten fully detailed but completely confidential and anonymous interviews to have sufficient data for my analysis and thesis paper. Also I plan on putting my thesis out there so other couples in the future have some sort of guidance; presently there is little or close to nothing in print (books) for couples to access as a guidance source and I would like to change that by documenting and getting my thesis published so I can hopefully help them stay as they were before transitioning or become even stronger after transitioning.
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You will probably have better luck directly contacting trans-supportive agencies and seeing if they have support groups (either formally or informally) that addresses your concern. If you look at common ways to recruit trans folks, and the loved ones of trans folks, researchgate isn't the place to start. I don't know if you are familiar with Collage or with FORGE, but they both have a lot of advocacy for trans people's families (not just the trans person themselves) which might be a good conversation to have, if nothing else. Hope that helps!
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Self-arranged vs clinical donor insemination? Anonymous, identity release, known donor? Sibling treatment? Costs? Information from international colleagues to summarize similarities/differences between our countries would be very helpful.
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Hello from Canada,
Sperm donation and donor conception are regulated by two primary pieces of legislation/health policy.
For sperm donation, specifically: "Processing and Distribution of Semen for Assisted Conception Regulations, S.O.R./96-254."
For assisted reproduction: "Assisted Human Reproduction Act (AHRA)"; The Act regulates all aspects of reproductive technologies from sperm and egg donation to stem cell research and cloning.
Technically, AHRA bans self-arranged donor insemination, but this law may change in the future. The act mandates anonymous sperm donation (i.e., there is no mandatory identity release of the sperm donor's identity once the child reaches the age of majority), though patients are free to use a known donor if they so choose. Reproductive services are provided by PRIVATE clinics in all provinces, except Quebec, where fertility treatments are covered by public healthcare.
Technically, there is no discrimination in terms of access to fertility treatments (gays, lesbians, single parents, etc.). However, men who have sex with men (MSM; gay, bisexual) are banned from anonymous sperm donation. MSM can donate sperm as a known donor (e.g., provide sperm for a lesbian couple that are his friends); however, this is difficult: they must get approval from a clinician as well as a government official at the Ministry of Health. This is a difficult process.
There is no government/official registry for donor siblings and clinics do not need to provide information about half siblings conceived via donor conception; however, a voluntary donor-sibling registry has been established by activists, volunteers, parents, and donor-conceived children: www.donorsiblingregistry.org
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Has anyone compared the important factors towards quality of life in these populations and their relationship with healthcare?
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Other than that: Yes, there are important differences in barriers to care for youth, mid-life, and elderly LGBT populations. For example, LGBT youth disproportionally face barriers to healthcare related to homelessness. Also, LGBT minors may have difficulty accessing healthcare because they are less autonomous AND in the closet to their parents; thus, many cannot ask their guardian to take them to the doctor in order to get LGBT-specific healthcare or advice. In terms of comparing QOL measures between age cohorts: I am not aware of such research, but indeed, that is an interest topic (i.e. intersectional analysis between specific LGBT populations).