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LGBT Policy Lab

McKay, Gonzales are featured speakers for May 15 webinar on LGBTQ health in the age of coronavirus

May. 15, 2020—Vanderbilt faculty members Tara McKay and Gilbert Gonzales will be the featured speakers for a webinar at 1 p.m. today focused on LGBTQ health in the age of coronavirus.

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Transgender Americans experience significant economic, health challenges: Study

Apr. 13, 2020—Transgender adults experience considerably greater economic hardship and worse health than cisgender adults, according to the first study to document the socioeconomic struggles of this population in the United States. 

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CANCELED: Vanderbilt LGBT Policy Lab Conference March 13: ‘Election 2020 – What’s at Stake for LGBT Rights?’

Mar. 2, 2020—The Vanderbilt LGBT Policy Lab will host a conference on Friday, March 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Vanderbilt Divinity School, Room G29. The Vanderbilt community is invited to attend.

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Takei shares powerful journey to social advocacy in Chancellor’s Lecture, encourages others to take action

Oct. 4, 2019—During his Oct. 2 Chancellor’s Lecture, actor George Takei shared how the challenges he endured from his family’s wrongful imprisonment during World War II have propelled his human rights activism.

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VU faculty receive $1.9M to study LGBT social networks, health issues among older adults

Oct. 4, 2019—The National Institute on Aging has awarded a five-year, $1.9 million grant to Vanderbilt faculty members Tara McKay, Kitt Carpenter, Lauren Gaydosh and Gilbert Gonzales to study the health effects of social and support networks on sexual and gender minorities 50 to 70 years old in the South.

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Legalizing same-sex marriage increased health care access for gay men: Vanderbilt study

Jul. 11, 2018—One of the first studies to examine the health impacts of legal marriage for LGBT individuals has found gay men were more likely to receive routine medical care following marriage legalization.

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TIPs grant funds groundbreaking LGBT policy lab

Dec. 12, 2017—Funded by a 2017 TIPs grant, the Vanderbilt LGBT Policy Lab connects interdisciplinary faculty and students to study the impact of LGBT-related public policies. In the VU BreakThru blog, Tara McKay, assistant professor of medicine, health and society, discusses how she uses her research to influence health, legal and social policies in both the domestic and global arenas.

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New LGBT Policy Lab off and running with TIPs funding

Nov. 10, 2017—The new TIPs-supported Vanderbilt LGBT Policy Lab is just five months old and has already launched an Internal Seminar Series and presented at a prestigious national conference. The lab brings together faculty from five schools and 10 departments and is focused on research to understand the causes and consequences of LGBT-targeted public policies. Read more about the lab and other internally funded projects at the VU BreakThru blog.

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