5 lessons for COVID-19 from the fight against HIV

The HIV pandemic and the COVID-19 pandemic are similar in key ways. Both exposed inequalities, became politicized, and require nuanced messaging.

Sara Savat-WUSTL • futurity
June 29, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: public-health covid-19 history hiv money health-and-medicine lgbtq race-and-ethnicity pandemics

Why the Supreme Court ruling on sex is ‘one for the history books’

"This is an historic ruling, up there with some of the other SCOTUS decisions like Brown, Griggs v. Duke Power..."

Stanford • futurity
June 23, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: discrimination jobs united-states supreme-court featured society-and-culture laws lgbtq courts

Why the Supreme Court ruling on sex is ‘one for the history books’

"This is an historic ruling, up there with some of the other SCOTUS decisions like Brown, Griggs v. Duke Power..."

Stanford • futurity
June 23, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: discrimination jobs united-states supreme-court featured society-and-culture laws lgbtq courts

How the pandemic affects teen reproductive health

The sexual and reproductive health of teens and young adults has shifted during the pandemic. Loss of independence and privacy are two concerns.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
June 18, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: teenagers young-adults abortion telemedicine sex featured health-and-medicine lgbtq birth-control

The word ‘bigot’ is back. Here’s why it’s so powerful

A law professor and author of a new book on bigotry discusses key cases now in front of the US Supreme Court that could redefine who bigots really are.

Jessica Colarossi-Boston University • futurity
June 2, 2020 ~12 min

Tags: history gender bias discrimination racism featured society-and-culture laws lgbtq

So can gay men donate blood now? It’s complicated

Revised blood donation restrictions for men who have sex with men have summoned calls for a permanent lifting of the rules. An expert weighs in.

Brandon Baker-Penn • futurity
May 6, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: covid-19 hiv blood plasma sex health-and-medicine lgbtq

Big LGBT friend groups buffer health against bias

Large LGBT friend groups can protect people's health, research suggests. "Having more family and friends around gives us more people to depend on when we really need it."

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
March 6, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: discrimination friends society-and-culture social-lives health-and-medicine lgbtq

Young sexual minority men need more info on HPV risks

Young sexual minority men need education about the risks, symptoms, and prevention of human papillomavirus (HPV), new research shows.

Michelle Edelstein-Rutgers • futurity
Feb. 12, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: vaccines sex sexually-transmitted-diseases health-and-medicine lgbtq human-papillomavirus-hpv

Who you know can open (or close) your mind to inequality

Interactions between people from advantaged and disadvataged groups can influence people's sense of inequality and support for social change.

U. Zurich • futurity
Jan. 30, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: society-and-culture social-lives identity lgbtq race-and-ethnicity

U.S. same-sex couples get marriage licenses without discrimination

A new study finds no evidence of systematic discrimination against same-sex couples seeking marriage licenses in the US.

Morgan Sherburne-Florida • futurity
Nov. 29, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: discrimination marriage society-and-culture laws lgbtq

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