How to be an LGBTQIA+ Ally This Holiday Season

December 13, 2023 by Merissa Prine

The holiday season is a time for joy, togetherness, and celebration. It’s a period where families and friends gather to share love and create lasting memories. However, amid the merry ambiance, it’s important to recognize that not everyone experiences the holidays in the same way. The holidays can prove to be a stressful and challenging...

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How to be an LGBTQIA+ Ally This Holiday Season
Where Americans’ Views on Sexual Morality Stand in 2023
Where Americans’ Views on Sexual Morality Stand in 2023

December 6, 2023 by Emily Mendelson

Since 2001, Gallup has been collecting data every month to assess public opinion on a variety of issues. In order to conduct their Social Series interviews  (i.e., their process of...

LGBTQIA+, Psychology
Intersex Awareness Day: Debunking Common Intersex Myths
Intersex Awareness Day: Debunking Common Intersex Myths

October 26, 2023 by Merissa Prine

October 26th is Intersex Awareness Day. In a world that is becoming increasingly inclusive and accepting of various sexual and gender minorities, intersex awareness remains an important, yet often overlooked,...

LGBTQIA+, Myth vs Fact
National Coming Out Day 2023: LGBTQ+ Research Round-Up
National Coming Out Day 2023: LGBTQ+ Research Round-Up

October 11, 2023 by Emily Mendelson

In 1988, psychologist Dr. Rob Eichberg co-founded the “Coming Out Day” holiday with Jean O’Leary. The original concept behind this holiday is that most people who think they don’t know...

LGBTQIA+
Can You Detect Bisexuality From the Sound of Someone’s Voice?
Can You Detect Bisexuality From the Sound of Someone’s Voice?

April 12, 2023 by Olivia Adams

You’ve probably heard the term gaydar before, which refers to an intuitive ability to determine whether or not someone is gay based on indirect information, such as speech patterns or...

LGBTQIA+, Psychology
How Race, Politics, and Family Affect Support for LGBTQ+ Issues
How Race, Politics, and Family Affect Support for LGBTQ+ Issues

January 25, 2023 by Olivia Adams

The Pew Research Center recently published data covering Americans’ views on gender identity and issues affecting transgender people, with special attention to differences based on age, political affiliation, and other...

Gender, LGBTQIA+
Why Affirming Bisexual and Pansexual Identities is Important
Why Affirming Bisexual and Pansexual Identities is Important

November 2, 2022 by Olivia Adams

“I’m not even sure bisexuality exists. I think it’s just a layover on the way to Gaytown.”  “You know, I think it’s great. He’s open to all sexual experiences. He’s...

LGBTQIA+, Psychology
Everything You Think You Know About Stonewall…Is Probably False
Everything You Think You Know About Stonewall…Is Probably False

June 15, 2022 by Justin Lehmiller

It’s June, and that means it’s LGBTQ+ Pride Month. At this time of year, we often hear a lot about Stonewall and the night of June 27, 1969. The stories...

LGBTQIA+, Videos
A New Way of Thinking About Sexual Orientation
A New Way of Thinking About Sexual Orientation

May 9, 2022 by Justin Lehmiller

Sexual fantasy, pornography use, and in-person sexual behavior each tell us something unique about our sexuality, which means we can’t just assume that sexual interests in one context, transcend other...

Interviews, LGBTQIA+, Psychology
The Number of Americans Identifying as LGBTQ Has Doubled in a Decade
The Number of Americans Identifying as LGBTQ Has Doubled in a Decade

March 14, 2022 by Justin Lehmiller

I have been studying and writing about sexual orientation and sexual identity for the better part of the last two decades. One of the most interesting things I have seen...

LGBTQIA+
The Relationship Status of LGBTQ Americans
The Relationship Status of LGBTQ Americans

February 28, 2022 by Justin Lehmiller

Same-sex marriage has been legal throughout the United States since 2015. So what percentage of the LGBT population is currently married now that marriage is no longer restricted based on...

Dating & Relationships, LGBTQIA+
LGBTQ Identification has Increased 41% Among US Teenagers
LGBTQ Identification has Increased 41% Among US Teenagers

July 5, 2021 by Justin Lehmiller

The number of American adults identifying as LGBTQ+ is growing. As I reported earlier this year, LGBTQ+ identification in national polls has increased by about 60% from 2012 to 2020, going...

LGBTQIA+
How Similar or Different are the Sex Lives of Gay and Straight Men?
How Similar or Different are the Sex Lives of Gay and Straight Men?

June 28, 2021 by Justin Lehmiller

Do the sex lives of men in relationships differ based on their sexual orientation? This question is difficult to answer because there’s not a lot of research out there on...

LGBTQIA+
7 Things To Know About Bisexuality For LGBT Pride Month
7 Things To Know About Bisexuality For LGBT Pride Month

June 9, 2021 by Justin Lehmiller

Bisexuality is one of the most misunderstood sexual orientations. So for LGBT Pride Month, let’s take a look at some of the key things scientists have discovered about bisexuality that...

LGBTQIA+
How Gay Men and Lesbians Respond to Offers of Casual Sex
How Gay Men and Lesbians Respond to Offers of Casual Sex

May 19, 2021 by Justin Lehmiller

A lot of research has examined how men and women respond to proposals for casual sex; however, the bulk of this research has focused on people who are heterosexual. This...

Gender, LGBTQIA+, Sex Ed
The Number of Americans Identifying as LGBT is Growing
The Number of Americans Identifying as LGBT is Growing

March 1, 2021 by Justin Lehmiller

I’ve been studying and writing about sexual orientation and sexual identity for the better part of the last two decades, and one of the most interesting things I’ve seen in...

LGBTQIA+

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