Frontline News: We Kicked the Grim Reaper’s Butt Out of the Castro!

I have been asked to share some of the background of and planning for “Kick the Grim Reaper’s Butt Out of the Castro!” in case people in other communities would like to have a Gay American Smokeout event of their own.

Network to Give Out Scholarships for Creating Change 2010!

Creating Change is the one and only time each year that more than 2,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates from every corner of the country converge to strategize, socialize and mobilize for LGBT equality. We are offering scholarships (full and partial) to attend the event.

Action Alert- Attn Orgs! Sign on to Create an Office of LGBT Health

The federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is considering creating a dedicated Office of LGBT Health. This would be an incredible affirmation of the importance of LGBT health and would help keep LGBT health concerns high on the list of priorities for attention, funding, and programming. HHS is expected to make this decision before Thanksgiving. Due to the tight timeline, we are asking groups and organizations to sign on to the letter below by not later than 1 PM EST tomorrow (Friday, 11/20).
If your group or organization would like to sign on, please email Kellan Baker, Policy Associate at the National Coalition for LGBT Health, at kellan@lgbthealth.net. Please do not hesitate to contact Kellan with any questions.

Please Welcome Nat’l LGBT Tobacco Network’s New Project Manager!

The National LGBT Tobacco Control Network is pleased to announce a key addition to our staff. After a long search, we are very happy to welcome Mr. Gustavo Torrez from California as our new Project Manager…Please join us in giving a warm welcome to Gustavo, feel free to send him welcome emails at lgbttobacco@gmail.com or leave comments on here!

Please Welcome Nat’l LGBT Tobacco Network’s New Project Manager!

The National LGBT Tobacco Control Network is pleased to announce a key addition to our staff. After a long search, we are very happy to welcome Mr. Gustavo Torrez from California as our new Project Manager…Please join us in giving a warm welcome to Gustavo, feel free to send him welcome emails at lgbttobacco@gmail.com or leave comments on here!

Menthol Conference

Hi,  Lots of interesting information that isn’t specific to LGBT but may be of general interest. 1.  Role of menthol and increased health risks – to date the scientific data does not support higher rates of disease (cancer, heart disease, etc.) associated with use of menthol cigarettes.  The same health risks associated with smoking remainContinue reading “Menthol Conference”