Tag LGBTQ

The science of stereotyping: Challenging the validity of ‘gaydar’

September 3, 2015

"Gaydar" - the purported ability to infer whether people are gay or straight based on their appearance - seemed to get a scientific boost from a 2008 study that concluded people could accurately guess someone's sexual orientation based on photographs of their faces.

Nominations sought for UW System P.B. Poorman Award

April 28, 2015

The Division of Student Life is seeking nominations for UW–Madison’s recipient of the UW System P.B. Poorman Award.

Report: Transgender students need better support in Wisconsin schools

March 11, 2015

Transgender and gender nonconforming students report experiencing abusive, dismissive and disruptive treatment in the halls, classrooms and bathrooms of Wisconsin high schools. But good experiences are not outside the norm, according to a first-of-its-kind report, “School Experiences of Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Students in Wisconsin,” released recently by Madison-based nonprofit GSAFE and a pair of University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers.

Religious denominations friendly to same-sex marriage may protect gay youth from depression

November 19, 2014

Religious affiliation is generally a source of support, fostering resilience during difficult times. But religion doesn’t exactly have a reputation as a refuge for young gay people. That reputation may change for the better with new findings from researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, and Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, South Korea.

A professor’s research helps a community explore its long-held beliefs

March 28, 2014

Three years ago, residents in predominantly black neighborhoods in Milwaukee started seeing billboards and bus ads asking a compelling question: “Whose life could you change with love?”

LGBT Campus Center names Javier as director

June 15, 2011

The Division of Student Life has appointed Gabe Javier as new assistant dean of students and director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Campus Center.