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How LGBTQ psychology can bring everyone into sharper focus
Karen L. Blair Ph.D.
Videos are a great tool for teaching online, but how can we draw our students' attention to the right content and know whether they understood the video?
Moving your class online with short notice is a challenge. One solution may be the collective online annotation of your course readings to help keep students engaged.
In the face of COVID-19, universities across the globe are moving to online instruction. But how do you switch to a novel method of instruction in the middle of a semester?
Potential dates are just a swipe away, but is swiping left and right doing more harm than good? Researchers explore the pros and cons of gay men using dating apps.
When it comes to relationships, everyone has an opinion. Do we care more about the opinions of those who come from relationships similar to our own?
New research suggests that there are multiple forms of sexual fluidity and that only one closely overlaps with bisexuality.
How bad can orgasm experiences really be? Evidence suggests that the answer is: very bad.
Do you moan and groan in the bedroom? Why, and how authentic is it?
The cost of transitioning varies widely across the globe, with many of the hidden costs not covered for transgender and gender diverse individuals.
The vast majority of cisgender individuals do not indicate an interest in dating a transgender or non-binary individual. Better education on transgender identities may help.
How did queer people around the world cope with the Pulse nightclub shooting—and what can their stories teach us about responding to the next mass shooting?
New research shows that same-sex couples refrain from sharing affection in public, but not for a lack of desire.
Relationship disapproval can hurt. Now, research shows that those feelings aren't just in your head—they're actually connected to your mental and physical health.
A lack of support for LGBTQ youth in school may be leading them to prison, rather than college.
New research examines why straight women interact more intimately and comfortably with gay men compared to straight men.
Recent research compared bisexual, lesbian, and heterosexual women's expectations about parenting.
As a straight parent, I have no idea what I'm doing as I navigate the world of dating, sex, and love with my bisexual teenage daughter.
When LGBTQ individuals lack support from their families of origin, they often turn to their chosen families of friends and partners to fill the gap.
Two sanctuaries, 867 days apart: The common thread of humanity that connects the Pulse and Pittsburgh shootings.
Should your next sex-ed lesson come from a lesbian? According to research, women in same-sex relationships may be leading the way in terms of the most satisfying orgasms.
Recent research explains that prejudice towards transgender individuals may, in part, be due to having one's own identity heavily invested in the gender binary.
The gender binary is deeply entrenched in Western society, but gender has historically been viewed in a more fluid manner.
Gay and bisexual men are not exempt from concerns about appearance but is there a unique motivator behind some sexual minority men's drive for muscularity and masculinity?
An overview of LGBTQ psychology—and why a conference can be just as fun as a parade.
Karen Blair, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of psychology at St. Francis Xavier University. Her research examines the social determinants of health throughout the lifespan within the context of social relationships.