COVID-19 survey highlights growing suicide and mental health risks across various groups
COVID-19 has significantly increased the suicide risk for Canadians with preexisting mental health challenges and experiences of marginalization, reveals a new survey by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) in partnership with researchers at the University of British Columbia.
Jun 25, 2020
Gay and lesbian spaces in the city becoming more diverse, not going away
Gay and lesbian spaces in cities are dispersing and diversifying rather than disappearing, new University of British Columbia research has found.
Mar 7, 2019
UBC experts on Vancouver Pride
As Vancouver’s Pride Week celebration gets underway, UBC experts are available to comment on LGBTQ issues.
Aug 2, 2018
The significance of Trudeau’s apology to LGBTQ Canadians
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to make a formal apology on behalf of all Canadians to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people who have been imprisoned, fired from their jobs or otherwise persecuted in the past because of their sexuality.
Nov 20, 2017
UBC experts on Vancouver Pride
As Vancouver’s Pride celebration approaches, UBC experts are available to comment on topics related to the event, including those highlighted in a recent report by the Vancouver Pride Society.
Aug 3, 2017
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
School-based LGBTQ policies may reduce suicide attempts and health-care costs
LGBTQ support programs in schools could significantly reduce suicide attempts, binge drinking and other risky behaviours among both straight and sexual minority students.
Jul 27, 2016
Still proud: UBC expert on why Pride is still relevant in an era of acceptance
In 2014, UBC sociology professor Amin Ghaziani published There Goes the Gayborhood?, which discussed the assimilation of traditionally gay neighbourhoods into the mainstream.
Jul 31, 2015
UBC Law asks B.C.’s Law Society to consider impact of Trinity Western’s ‘covenant’ on LGBT community
UBC’s Faculty of Law urges the Law Society of B.C. to consider the harmful effects of effectively excluding LGBTQ people from Trinity Western University’s (TWU) proposed law school.
Jan 28, 2014
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
$2M national study on “making it better” for lesbian, gay, bisexual – and straight – youth
Just how effective school and community programs are in reducing homophobic bullying of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ) – and straight – youth is the focus of a $2-million, five-year study led by Prof. Elizabeth Saewyc at the University of British Columbia.
Feb 20, 2012