Each week HuffPost Gay Voices, in a partnership with blogger Scout, LGBT HealthLink and researcher Susana Fajardo, brings you a round up of some of the biggest LGBT wellness stories from the past seven days. For more LGBT Wellness visit our page dedicated to the topic here.
Depression Causes Among Grindr Users
A recent study recruited Grindr users to study depression. The biggest links to depression came from experiencing homophobia, how connected they were with the gay community, emotional support, and being near to someone who disapproved of them.
29% of Young Adults are Bisexual
A recent poll found that almost a third of young Americans fell on the bisexuality spectrum. The study, hosted by YouGov, found that older people were less likely to identify at least a little bit bisexual. Whoever said bisexuality “is just a phase” obviously was an idiot.
Stop Smoking Programs Actually Work for LGBT People
Good news! A new review of stop smoking programs for LGBT people found that the programs actually work and they work as well for LGBT people as straight people. We may smoke more, but we can stop just as easily as anyone else. Yes, yes, yes!
How Fluid is Gender?
The New York Times recently tackled how changeable gender is. The answer? Mixed. Some parts of gender are fixed—like how a person’s brain is wired—but other parts change, like what gender roles or pronouns people prefer. Couldn’t we have told you gender is complicated?
Queer Teen Boys Not Getting HIV Tests
Bi and gay teen boys are not getting tested for HIV. A new report from the Center for Disease Control found that only 1 in 5 young queer men get tested, despite being the most at-risk for HIV. Boys: drop everything and google your nearest free clinic.
LGB Health Differences Lessen Over Time
A new study found that LGB (no T) people had worse overall health than straight people and that it differed by age. Young LGB people had much worse health than young straight people, but the differences became less and less as they got older. Maybe time does heal all wounds.