Federal government spends $2.7 million to study lesbians who drink too much

From CNS News.

Excerpt:

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $2.7 million to study why lesbians are at a higher “risk for hazardous drinking.”

The University of Illinois has received grants since 2009 for its project, “Cumulative Stress and Hazardous Drinking in a Community of Adult Lesbians,” which aims to develop “culturally sensitive” strategies to prevent lesbians from being drunks.

“Studies using both probability and nonprobability samples provide ample evidence of lesbians’ vulnerability to hazardous drinking,” the grant’s description reads. “However, very little is known about the factors that increase lesbians’ risk for hazardous drinking.”

“We propose to build on and extend our study of sexual identity and drinking… to model effects of cumulative stress on hazardous drinking among lesbians.”

[…]The grant states that there are “chronic stressors unique to sexual minorities, creating cumulative stress that may be compounded in lesbians of color.”

The study is being led by Tonda Hughes, professor at the Department of Health Systems Science at the University of Illinois, an “internationally recognized expert in the area of alcohol use among lesbians,” according tothe University.

[…]The University of Illinois is not alone in receiving federal funds to study “sexual minorities” and their propensity to drink. The University of Washington has been awarded $1,154,445 since 2010 for its project “High Risk Drinking in Emerging Adult at-Risk Women,” which seeks to find out why young lesbians and bisexuals face an “elevated” chance for hazardous drinking.

Old Dominion University in 2012 received $446,056 for its study titled “Minority Stress, Alcohol Use, and Intimate Partner Violence Among Lesbians.”

Last time, we saw that the federal government was spending $1.5 million on studying why so many lesbians are overweight. Never believe the government knows more about how to spend the money they take from you than you do. It’s your money. They are wasting it. Instead of cutting wasteful spending like this, they release illegal immigrants with criminal convictions. You should never vote for bigger government. If you want to help people, use your own money.

7 thoughts on “Federal government spends $2.7 million to study lesbians who drink too much”

  1. Look at California schools…..almost half of our budget is spent on education (cough) teacher pensions, administrators, and Unions. California has some of the lowest test scores and grades nationwide…yet, yet we can make time teach sixth and seventh graders how to put a condom on a cucumber…

  2. I worked in the military with several civil service employed lesbians back in the early-mid 90’s. They largely held to the ‘we’re born this way’ line, but that wasn’t as heavily preached/bullied by the media/LGBT community back then. One thing I can tell you about lesbians and heavy drinking though, at least with this crowd, it led to pregnancies. The higher the blood alcohol level the sooner they forgot how they were ‘born that way’ and for the nights following several office parties homo became hetero, or at least ‘bi’. It also led to embarrassment with a few married male co-workers of mine.

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