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First-ever longitudinal study on LGBTQ+ aging is window into seldom-studied community

Jun. 20, 2022—NASHVILLE, Tenn.—A four-year longitudinal study of older LGBTQ+ people in the South is being conducted to better identify the sources of stress and resilience for this infrequently studied population. Led by Tara McKay, assistant professor of medicine, health, and society, and her team, the Vanderbilt University Social Networks, Aging, and Policy Study (VUSNAPS) is providing...

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Vanderbilt LGBTQ+ Policy Lab founders conduct first research on health effects of legal same-sex marriage

Jun. 9, 2022—NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Leaders of Vanderbilt’s LGBTQ+ Policy Lab have provided the first comprehensive evidence on the effects of access to legal same-sex marriage. Their efforts revealed that marriage access impacted the LGBTQ+ community positively in multiple ways. The first-of-its-kind study, published last year, analyzed aspects of both marriage and health in same-sex households following the full...

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East House Closes LGBTQI History Month with Dinner Focused on LGBTQI Scholarship, Advocacy

Nov. 4, 2019—Once or twice a month, the faculty residence at East House—one of ten houses where first-year students live on the Ingram Commons—is filled with the smell of a delicious catered dinner. Faculty Head of House Elizabeth Meadows cautiously opens her front door: her dog Luna loves to dash out and greet the visitors arriving for...

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