Network Spotlight Special!

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The Network for LGBT Health Equity 
Bragging about our awesome Network folks…typical. 




There has been a lot of exciting things happening in the Network recently, and we wanted to take a minute to spotlight four amazing folks and what they’ve been up to!


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Ani Koch,  previously the Director of Programs at MN Rainbow Health Initiative, stepped down this month after four years working for the advancement of health equity in LGBT communities in Minnesota and the nation.

Ani will be starting a new position at Blue Cross Blue Shield Center for Protection. Congratulations Ani, and good luck!




Trudie JacksonTrudie Jackson, Network Steering Committee Member extraordinaire, was named a Transgender Pioneer in the Trans100 list! We are so proud of you Trudie, congrats!

“The inaugural Trans 100 list, composed of transgender people from all over the United States was created with the intention of shifting the coverage of transgender issues by focusing on the positive work that is being accomplished, and providing visibility to those typically underrepresented.”

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To see the full Trans100 list, click HERE!



Congratulations to our friend and colleague Jeffrey Jordan, founder and president of Rescue Social Change Group, for being recognized by The Advocate’s 40 under 40 for his innovative and important work in LGBT Tobacco Control!

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Erica Ferguson, new LGBTQ liaison


And last but not least,  we are thrilled to introduce Erica Ferguson as the LGBTQ liaison at the Arizona Department of Health Services – Bureau of Chronic Disease and Tobacco!

Erica’s position will be to work with the LGBTQ communities in Arizona  in addressing tobacco prevention and cessation. We look forward to working with you Erica!




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