Supportive families and schools help prevent substance use among transgender youth: UBC study
Strong family and school connections are helping prevent transgender youth from smoking cigarettes and using marijuana, even among those targeted by violence.
Jun 10, 2019
Teens consuming less alcohol, but LGB youth rates declining more slowly
British Columbian teens of all sexual orientations are drinking less alcohol compared to youth in the late 1990s, according to a new UBC study that’s one of the first to compare trends in alcohol use among straight and sexual minority youth.
Jul 5, 2017
Gay, lesbian and bisexual youth have higher rates of disordered eating behaviours: UBC study
Sexual minority boys and girls are more likely to purge or take laxatives, use diet pills, or fast to lose weight than their straight peers, and those disordered eating trends may not be improving, according to new research from the University of British Columbia.
Jul 21, 2016
Are corporations at pride parades simply self-serving?
With the Vancouver Pride Festival coming up this weekend, a growing number of corporations have been participating in the parade, as well as sponsoring Pride events and running ad campaigns featuring rainbows and same-sex couples.
Jul 30, 2015
Supportive families and schools critical in protecting transgender youth health: UBC study
A new national study shows that while Canada’s transgender youth face significant physical and mental health issues, strong family, school and community connections are helping many of them navigate these challenges.
May 6, 2015
Wilde times: rare book coup for UBC
UBC Library has scored a rare book coup by acquiring two exceptional examples of early gay literature that share a connection with famed Victorian writer Oscar Wilde.
Jan 12, 2015
Gay-straight alliances in schools reduce suicide risk for all students
Anti-homophobia efforts in schools can reduce the odds of suicidal thoughts and attempts by LGBT and straight students, a new UBC study finds.
Jan 20, 2014
Breast Cancer Awareness Month leaves LGBT community out of the conversation
Mary Bryson on how lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities experience breast and gynecological cancers.
Oct 7, 2013
Anti-homophobia measures reduce binge drinking for all students
Canadian high schools with long-standing anti-homophobia policies or gay-straight alliances (GSAs) have a positive effect on gay and straight students’ problem alcohol use.
Aug 15, 2013
UBC project examines the LGBT experience with breast and gynecological cancers
Researchers at the University of British Columbia are leading the first nationwide project on how sexual and gender minorities experience cancer, highlighting previously overlooked communities’ perspectives on cancer care.
Aug 2, 2012