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Lights, camera…research! Short film and social media to recruit to HIV research in Indonesia.

Digit Health 2022 Jan-Dec;8:20552076221090049. Epub 2022 May 5.

Pusat Unggulan Kebijakan Kesehatan dan Inovasi Sosial (PUI-PT PPH, PUK21S), HIV/AIDS Research Centre, Atma Jaya Catholic University, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Introduction: HIV prevalence among men who have sex with men has increased in Indonesia, amid reports of growing stigma against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and policies that have pushed back public health outreach to these groups.

Methods: We assessed the utility of tailored short film and targeted social media engagement to recruit men who have sex with men in Indonesia to HIV social science research. A short HIV testing promotion film, anonymised short survey and invite to a wider research study was embedded on a website platform and disseminated using geo and social/community group targeting for 1 month via a social networking app and social media platforms. Read More

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Coming out under fire: The role of minority stress and emotion regulation in sexual orientation disclosure.

PLoS One 2022 2;17(5):e0267810. Epub 2022 May 2.

Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America.

Minority stress is hypothesized to interfere with sexual orientation disclosure and sexual minority wellbeing. In this study, we investigated whether minority stress is causally linked to reduced disclosure in sexual minorities, and whether emotion regulation, a potentially adaptive form of stigma coping, can intervene to promote disclosure even following exposure to minority stress. Sexual minority adults in the US (N = 168) were recruited online and randomized to a 2 x 2 between-subjects experimental design, where they: 1) received either emotion regulation instructions that asked them to either distance themselves from an emotionally evocative film clip or immerse themselves in the clip, and then 2) viewed either an affirming or a minority stress film clip. Read More

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iPrevent: Engaging youth as long-acting HIV prevention product co-researchers in Cape Town, South Africa.

Afr J AIDS Res 2021 Dec;20(4):277-286

Women's Global Health Imperative, Research Triangle Initiative (RTI) International, San Francisco, USA.

South African youth are one of the highest risk groups, globally, for HIV acquisition. Identifying prevention methods that will be acceptable and used consistently is an urgent priority. Engaging youth as co-designers is a targeted strategy to achieve the goal of developing prevention products that meet youth's needs. Read More

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December 2021

Moderately Queer Programming at an Established LGBTQ Film Festival: A Case Study of BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival.

J Homosex 2022 Apr 5;69(5):836-856. Epub 2021 Apr 5.

Department of Communication Studies, Campus Aula - Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium.

Many LGBTQ film festivals have transformed from bottom-up, community-driven events into established, profitable organizations. For some, this change has implied downplaying their activist agenda in favor of a celebratory and homonormative approach. This article demonstrates how BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival, a long-running European LGBTQ film festival, has dealt with the turn to homonormativity. Read More

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Development and Evaluation of an Online Education-Entertainment Intervention to Increase Knowledge of HIV and Uptake of HIV Testing among Colombian Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM).

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2021 02 12;18(4). Epub 2021 Feb 12.

Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, The George Washington University, Washington, DC 20052, USA.

Using a community-based participatory approach, we developed a film to promote HIV testing among young men who have sex with men (MSM) in Bogotá. Using a 5-step process to develop the intervention, we conducted 11 focus groups with MSM (n = 141) to receive community feedback at each step. To evaluate the intervention we recruited 300 young MSM to complete a baseline survey in December 2017. Read More

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February 2021

Effect of a web drama video series on HIV and other sexually transmitted infection testing among gay, bisexual and queer men: study protocol for a community-based, pragmatic randomised controlled trial in Singapore: the People Like Us (PLU) Evaluation Study.

BMJ Open 2020 04 7;10(4):e033855. Epub 2020 Apr 7.

Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore and National University Health System, Singapore.

Introduction: Gay, bisexual and queer (GBQ) men are at disproportionately higher risk of acquiring HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STI). While HIV/STI testing rates among GBQ men are increasing worldwide, they remain suboptimal in a variety of settings.

Methods And Analysis: The study is a pragmatic randomised controlled trial designed to evaluate an online video series developed by a community-based organisation in Singapore for GBQ men. Read More

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Attitudes Toward Gay Men and Lesbian Women Moderate Heterosexual Adults' Subjective Stress Response to Witnessing Homonegativity.

Front Psychol 2019 10;10:2948. Epub 2020 Jan 10.

Department of Psychology, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea.

Minority stress theory posits that members of a stigmatized group, such as sexual minorities (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and other non-heterosexual individuals), are particularly subject to ill effects of minority-specific events (stressors), including overt homonegativity. Although adverse effects of homonegativity are well documented for sexual minorities, little is known about effects of witnessing homonegativity on heterosexual individuals. As a growing number of heterosexual individuals hold accepting views of sexual minority individuals, some detrimental effects of homonegativity may extend to heterosexual individuals. Read More

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January 2020

Theorizing TL esthetics: Forming a femme gaze through .

Fan-Ting Cheng

J Lesbian Stud 2021 25;25(1):71-87. Epub 2019 Nov 25.

Graduate Institute of Taiwan Literature, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.

After a long fight, same-sex marriage in Taiwan became legal on 24 May 2019. This milestone does not however address the hegemony that exists inside queer communities, namely, the idea that femininity is the excluded other in gay communities and that femmes are perceived as potential traitors within Taiwanese lesbian society. Such misogynistic ideologies render queer communities less democratic and egalitarian than imagined. Read More

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February 2021

Queer eye for the housewife: Julianne Moore, radical femme-ininity, and destabilizing the suburban family.

J Lesbian Stud 2021 18;25(2):107-122. Epub 2019 Nov 18.

Film and Media Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA.

This article uses the concept of "radical femme-ininity" to signal the queering of femininity as a political gesture, one that relies on misinterpretations of cisgender femininity as straight in order to disrupt normative expectations around gender roles and gendered behavior. I situate my analysis in relation to theories about femme identity, femininity in heteronormative spaces, and queerness/lesbianism as a productively destabilizing lens with which to engage media representation. I focus on the role of the housewife as one of the most seemingly banal and yet fraught positions historically presented to (white, middle-class) women. Read More

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Affective Mobilizations: Pinkwashing and Racialized Homophobia in .

Amar Wahab

J Homosex 2021 Apr 18;68(5):849-871. Epub 2019 Sep 18.

Gender & Sexuality, School of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

This paper focuses on the affective economies which materialize around race, sexuality and queerness in the British context to enable the production and mobilization of an exceptionalist discourse of gay-friendly and post-homophobic Britain (i.e., pinkwashing). Read More

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Impact of a Formative Program on Transgender Healthcare for Nursing Students and Health Professionals. Quasi-Experimental Intervention Study.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2019 09 2;16(17). Epub 2019 Sep 2.

Faculty of Nursing N. S. Candelaria, Canary Islands Public Health Service, University of La Laguna, 38200 Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain.

Background: The field of specific healthcare for transgender people has not been included in the official curriculum of professionals. This causes a lack of knowledge that can be presumed to become a barrier to healthcare. Currently, different methodologies are emerging to achieve meaningful learning for students and professionals. Read More

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September 2019

Could Johnny Tremain Be Gay? Reinterpretation as a Subversive Act.

J Homosex 2021 Feb 20;68(3):476-495. Epub 2019 Aug 20.

Department of Education, Furman University , Greenville, South Carolina, USA.

Members of sexual minority groups confront a dearth of fictional characters in k-12 curricula with whom they can feel any affinity, particularly in regard to sexual orientation. This is especially problematic for readers who are at odds with themselves and/or society over cultural constructions of normalcy. Queer theory can address this issue by encouraging readers to contest the putative heteronormativity in works of literature. Read More

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February 2021

Contextual knowledge provided by a movie biases implicit perception of the protagonist.

Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 2019 05;14(5):519-527

Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering, Aalto University, Espoo, Finland.

We are constantly categorizing other people as belonging to our in-group ('one of us') or out-group ('one of them'). Such grouping occurs fast and automatically and can be based on others' visible characteristics such as skin color or clothing style. Here we studied neural underpinnings of implicit social grouping not often visible on the face, male sexual orientation. Read More

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Girl on pointe.

Andrew Bianchi

Lancet Child Adolesc Health 2019 01 17;3(1):12. Epub 2018 Nov 17.

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January 2019

A Media-Based School Intervention to Reduce Sexual Orientation Prejudice and Its Relationship to Discrimination, Bullying, and the Mental Health of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Adolescents in Western Canada: A Population-Based Evaluation.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2018 11 2;15(11). Epub 2018 Nov 2.

Stigma and Resilience Among Vulnerable Youth Centre, School of Nursing, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 2B5, Canada.

School interventions to address sexual orientation discrimination can be important tools for fostering inclusive school climate, and improving student wellbeing. In this study, we empirically evaluated a film-based intervention, Out in Schools, designed to reduce sexual orientation prejudice and foster inclusive school attitudes. Our evaluation mapped data about Out in Schools presentations onto student data from the random cluster-stratified, province-wide 2013 British Columbia Adolescent Health Survey (BCAHS) as well as potential confounding variables of Gay-Straight Alliance clubs (GSAs) and inclusive school policies. Read More

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November 2018

Of Letters and Lists: How the MPAA Puts Films Recommended for LGBTQ Adolescents Out of Reach.

Bruce E Drushel

J Homosex 2020 22;67(2):174-188. Epub 2018 Oct 22.

Department of Media, Journalism, and Film, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA.

The film ratings system employed by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has been criticized by LGBTQ critics who claim the system discriminates by holding queer content to a higher ratings standard than content in other films. The MPAA argues the constituency for its ratings system is parents in traditional families who may find queer themes inappropriate for their children. Paradoxically, a number of organizations serving adolescents identifying as LGBTQ or as questioning their sexualities have created lists of recommended films, many of whose MPAA ratings make them virtually off-limits to teens unless their parents approve. Read More

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January 2020

"Still Raped Over Here": Gay Male Femininity and the Rewards of Camp Ambivalence in Richard Day's .

W C Harris

J Homosex 2019 11;66(14):2021-2052. Epub 2018 Oct 11.

Department of English, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA.

delivers a substantive queer-feminist critique of heteronormative animus toward women and gay men through jokes that weaponize that animus for insurgent purposes. The film's rape and abortion jokes showcase the provocative notion that negative representations of femininity might be wielded strategically and, in fact, more resonantly because they resist recuperation by marginalizing normative hierarchies. 's enactment of gay male femininity deploys queer dissidence by ameliorating pain through mockery while emphasizing the costs of heteronormative and patriarchal inflictions. Read More

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January 2020

The Evolution Will Not Be Broadcast (or Published): Social Capital, Assimilation, and the Changing Queer Community.

Bruce E Drushel

J Homosex 2019 20;66(12):1756-1768. Epub 2018 Sep 20.

Department of Media, Journalism & Film, Miami University , Oxford , Ohio , USA.

Widespread technological advances, coupled with social and political success by the LGBTQ rights movement in the decades following the Stonewall uprising in 1969, have resulted in a dramatic evolution in the queer community. But increases in visibility, acceptance, and assimilation of queers into mainstream culture and cultural institutions have been accompanied by mainstream gentrification of formerly queer neighborhoods, more specialized social alternatives to bars and bookstores, and diminished interest in and audiences for niche-appeal media. At the same time, other institutions in the LGBTQ community, including the queer civic and fraternal organization The Court, the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN), social media platforms such as Grindr, and online journalism cites such as Towleroad have become destination sites for many in cyberspace. Read More

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November 2019

Critical Healing: Queering Diagnosis and Public Health through the Health Humanities.

Rebecca Garden

J Med Humanit 2019 Mar;40(1):1-5

SUNY Upstate Medical University, 618 Irving Ave., Syracuse, NY, 13210, USA.

This introduction provides an overview to a special issue on Critical Healing, which draws on queer theory, disability studies, postcolonial theory, and literary studies to theorize productive engagements between the clinical and cultural aspects of biomedical knowledge and practice. The essays in this issue historicize and theorize diagnosis, particularly diagnosis that impacts trans health and sexuality, homosexuality, and HIV/AIDS transmission. The essays also address racialization, disability, and colonialism through discussions of fiction, film, theoretical memoir, and comics, as well as biomedical discourse and knowledge. Read More

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No one knows what tomorrow might bring.

Jules Morgan

Lancet Neurol 2018 Jul 13;17(7):585. Epub 2018 Apr 13.

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Persistent Ambivalence: Theorizing Queer East German Studies.

Kyle Frackman

J Homosex 2019 9;66(5):669-689. Epub 2018 Apr 9.

a Department of Central, Eastern, and Northern European Studies , University of British Columbia , Vancouver , Canada.

The German Democratic Republic (GDR; East Germany) had an ambivalent relationship with homosexuality. Under the principles of socialism, everyone was welcome to contribute to the greater good. The situation for queer people, here lesbians and gay men, was different: one of illegality and invisibility. Read More

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Between butch/femme: On the performance of race, gender, and sexuality in a YouTube web series.

Faithe Day

J Lesbian Stud 2018 Jul 27;22(3):267-281. Epub 2017 Nov 27.

a University of Michigan , Ann Arbor , Michigan , USA.

Drawing on a legacy of Black television and film production, Black web series remediate earlier media forms in order to usher in a twenty-first-century revival of indie Black cultural production. Specifically, video sharing and social media platforms operate as a sphere in which content creators and users are afforded unique opportunities to engage with video content and each other on a variety of levels. Focusing on the YouTube media sphere, one can also observe the myriad ways in which the performance of race, gender, and sexuality influences the types of discourse that circulate within these sites. Read More

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If You Film It Will They Watch? Factors Associated with Willingness to View Safer Sex Messaging in Internet-Based Sexually Explicit Media.

AIDS Behav 2018 04;22(4):1295-1312

Public Health Solutions, 40 Worth Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY, 10013, USA.

Research on the association between viewing condomless sex in sexually explicit media (SEM) and engaging in risk behavior suggests the need for SEM-based safer sex messaging (e.g., PrEP, condom use), though few studies have considered viewer willingness to watch SEM containing HIV/STI prevention messages. Read More

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"The third sex is here to stay": Rhetorical reconstructions of lesbian sexuality in Vice Versa.

Kate Litterer

J Lesbian Stud 2018 Apr 25;22(2):204-219. Epub 2017 Jul 25.

a University of Massachusetts Amherst , Amherst , Massachusetts , USA.

Vice Versa, published in Los Angeles from 1947-1948 and regarded as the first lesbian periodical in the United States, was authored and edited by Lisa Ben (anagram for "lesbian"). While Vice Versa is lauded for inspiring later lesbian publications, little scholarship has analyzed the magazine's contents. Queer rhetorical analysis allows me to demonstrate the integral role Vice Versa played in counteracting cultural and medical classifications of lesbians during the 1940s. Read More

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Linda Noonan

J Pastoral Care Counsel 2017 Jun;71(2):136-137

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Fried Green Tomatoes and The Color Purple: A case study in lesbian friendship and cultural controversy.

Kristen Proehl

J Lesbian Stud 2018 Jan 17;22(1):17-30. Epub 2017 Apr 17.

a Department of English , SUNY-The College at Brockport.

Published in the 1980s, Fannie Flagg's Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café and Alice Walker's The Color Purple are lesbian coming-of-age narratives that share a great deal in common in terms of their thematic content, publication histories, and cultural afterlives. In both novels, female friendships are shaped by patriarchal violence and develop in the context of the rural, segregated, early twentieth-century U.S. Read More

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January 2018

Conning the conmen: Intelligence and female desire in Dedh Ishqiya.

J Lesbian Stud 2018 Jan 11;22(1):116-125. Epub 2017 Apr 11.

a Department of English , Jamia Millia Islamia , New Delhi , India.

This article investigates the ostensibly paradoxical relationship that exists between the theme of excessive love, as suggested by the title of Abhishek Chaubey's film Dedh Ishqiya (2014), and the actual representation of it in the movie, which is not only restrained and disproportionate, but is also looked at with suspicion and contempt. It examines the logic of this seeming contradiction through the other two related themes that Chaubey's chef-d'œuvre foregrounds, namely that of intelligence and female desire. The quest for financial autonomy that the female protagonists of the movie are involved in-a necessary pre-condition for leading independent lives-is so inextricably intertwined with manipulation, dexterity, and subterfuge, that any overt expression of homoerotic female desire can only jeopardize their existing possibilities of self-aggrandizement. Read More

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January 2018

HIV Stigma, Gay Identity, and Caste 'Untouchability': Metaphors of Abjection in My Brother…Nikhil, The Boyfriend, and "Gandu Bagicha".

J Med Humanit 2020 Jun;41(2):137-151

, Leeds, UK.

In this article I read textual metaphors of 'untouchability' in 'post-AIDS' representation as an erasure of structures that condition HIV stigmatization in India. Throughout, my discussion is contextualised by the political economy of HIV and AIDS, which has been productive of particular modern sexual subjects. In the film My Brother…Nikhil, the stigmatization of Nikhil, a gay Indian man living with HIV, is constituted through visual and verbal caste metaphors, which draw on existing subject positions that are elided as 'traditional', residual, and receding. Read More

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HIV and AIDS in Irish Theatre: Queer Masculinities, Punishment, and 'Post-AIDS' Culture.

Cormac O'Brien

J Med Humanit 2020 Jun;41(2):123-136

School of English, Drama and Film, University College Dublin, J212, Newman Building, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.

This essay provides a critical survey of key Irish theatre productions that present queer men with HIV or AIDS as a central theme while also seeking to situate several of these productions within the controversial discourse of 'post-AIDS' as it plays out in Irish cultural and social discourses. Through this survey, this essay finds and critically elaborates how a discourse of AIDS as punishment is a common denominator in all of these plays; whether that be as a central metaphor in the drama or conversely as a trope that theatre makers seek to disrupt. Throughout, this essay simultaneously attends to the ways in which non-realist, non-linear dramatic structures (as opposed to social realist narratives) have proved to be better positioned to present the realities of living with HIV or dying with AIDS in Ireland since the emergence of the first Irish AIDS epidemic in 1982. Read More

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A transgender love story in the shadows of Uganda.

Natalie Harrison

Lancet 2016 Nov 31;388(10057):2229. Epub 2016 Oct 31.

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November 2016