$438,699.00 GAY BAR TAB PAID BY U.S. TAXPAYER -- BOONDOGGLE WASTE DEPT.
\$438,699.00 GAY BAR TAB PAID BY U.S. TAXPAYER -- BOONDOGGLE WASTE DEPT.
Feds Spend \$438,699 Studying If 'Gender Norms' Make LGBTQ People Get Drunk
Grant: Alcohol is 'integral component of bars and clubs'!
The National Institutes of Health is spending over \$400,000 studying whether gender norms of masculinity and femininity lead LGBTQ individuals to drink too much.
Trying to find the "meanings of intoxication" of sexual and gender minorities is the central question of a study that was awarded in late July.
The project will "examine the extent to which gendered norms shape risky drinking practices for sexual and gender minority (SGM) young adults," according to the grant for the study.
The grant states that alcohol is an "integral component of bars and clubs."
"Alcohol has played a central role for SGM by facilitating exploration of sexuality and gender, coping with minority stress, trauma, and stigma and serving as an integral component of bars and clubs for SGM young adults," the grant states. "Given this central role, it is not surprising that problematic alcohol use, including heavy episodic drinking (HED) and intoxication, and alcohol-related problems are significant issues for SGM young adults."
Researchers will conduct "in-depth interviews" with approximately 200 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals about their alcohol use, to determine why they drink.