An academic research team operates within Hoshen and conducts studies in LGBT related topics.
Hoshen collaborates with institutes of higher education and conducts professional and academic studies. One such study was the Milestone Research, an attempt to formulate a model for the development of GLBT sexual orientation.
|(Age (gays||(Age (lesbians||Milestone|
|10.6||12.8||I feel different|
|12.2||15.4||I am attracted to people of the same sex|
|14.4||15.4||I know a GLBT person|
|14.5||18||I may be GLBT|
|17||21.1||I am GLBT|
|17.2||17.1||I fell in love with someone of the same sex|
|16.6||20||Sexual experience with a person of the same sex|
|16.5||16.6||Sexual experience with a person of the opposite sex|
|17.5||20||I told someone|
|18.6||19.9||I have a GLBT friend|
|19.9||22.4||I told a family member|
|20.8||23.1||I told at work|
A sample table from the Milestone Research
Another study conducted by the organization examined the changing attitudes of high school students towards GLBT individuals, following Hoshen activities. The results showed positive attitude changes, with the greatest changes recorded in the emotional aspect, to which Hoshen's activities are aimed. The study provoked great national and international reactions, and was presented at various conferences.
In addition, Hoshen supports the promotion of research and academic knowledge enrichment in Israel through the organization of an academic research competition in the area of the struggle against GLBT-phobia, as part of IDAHO events.