Studying LesBians is a monthly column about recent (and not-so-recent) research involving lesBians or the LGBT community as a whole. This time I want to discuss two very different lines of research that both show a similar thing: we are all the same. Read more
Studying LesBians is a monthly column that discusses recent, and not-so-recent, research involving lesBians. This time I'm looking into a study about the relation between sexual orientation and punishment. Read more
'Studying LesBians' is a monthly column discussing recent (and not-so-recent) research involving lesBians. This time we look into another interesting study that had its results taken a little out of context.
From the title and the abstract it looked like someone had attempted to write a diagnostic manual especially aimed at lesbians. The notion that lesbians have their own special set of disorders or need a new manual is kind of offensive.
Studying LesBians is a monthly column about recent and not-so-recent research into lesBians and the LGBT community as a whole. This time I want to talk about a British study saying much fewer people identify as gay than originally thought.
Studying LesBians is a monthly column in which I discuss recent and not-so-recent research involving LesBians or the LGBT community as a whole. This month I want to talk about a study that was published this week, which shows that lesbians and gay men are happy to be single.
Studying LesBians is a monthly column about recent and not-so-recent research on lesBians and the LGBT community as a whole. This month I want to discuss a study published a few weeks ago about the existence of Gaydar.
I am very lucky to work at a university, where in general the work environment is very gay-friendly. I have always been surrounded by out colleagues and I've never encountered any problems regarding my sexual orientation at work. Unfortunately, not everyone is as lucky.
One of those things that always seem to come up whenever people discuss sexual orientation is the question whether sexual orientation is something genetic, that you are born with or something that happens because of certain experiences or influences in your life. These two points of view are usually (wrongly) interpreted as meaning you can either not help it (It was in your genes!) or you can (You choose to be this way!).
This week a study was published which showed that many clinical trials in the United States exclude participants based on sexual orientation. They looked into over 80,000 clinical trials and they found that as many as 15% of them disqualified participants based on sexual orientation.
If you are curious just what exactly researchers around the world are busy spending their hard earned research funding on these days, let me take you through some of the articles from the January issue of the 'Journal of Lesbian Studies'.
Researchers have looked at the lives of lesbians and bisexual women from many different perspectives. One area of research that's being conducted revolves around the physical health of queer women, which is going to be my focus of this column this month. In particular, I want to discuss findings involving cancer.