Susan G. Komen Funds SGM Health Equity Work

  Megan Lee Midwest Queer, Former Blogger Scholar, and LGBTQ Heath Equity Aficionado Susan G. Komen’s Mid-Missouri Affiliate is supporting the sexual and gender minority (SGM) community in Central Missouri through two separate grants aimed at breast health education and awareness in the LGBTQ community! The two grants, totaling more than $25,000 will go to support community outreach throughoutContinue reading “Susan G. Komen Funds SGM Health Equity Work”

Reflection

Megan Lee Blogger Scholar, reporting from Creating Change, Minneapolis 2011 As a “blogger scholar” at this conference, I have been charged with blogging about the sessions I’ve attended in order to share information with those not at the conference or those not in the particular sessions I’ve attended. But my time in Minneapolis hasn’t beenContinue reading “Reflection”

Queering Reproductive Justice

  Megan Lee   Blogger Scholar, reporting on Creating Change, Minneapolis 2011   Queering Reproductive Justice: The Intersection of Reproductive Health and LGBTQ Liberation Veronica Bayetti Flores, Jessica Gonzalez-Rojas Reproductive justice is the profound idea that everyone, regardless of race, age, ability, national origin, socio-economic status, spirituality, sexuality, language, gender identity and/or expression, has equal rightsContinue reading “Queering Reproductive Justice”

Project H.E.A.L.T.H. (is awesome)

 Megan Lee  Blogger Scholar  Trailblazing for Transgender Health Kristina Wertz, Mason Davis, Michelle Enfield The list of things transgender people need to be healthy is extensive: medical care, insurance coverage, mental health services, substance abuse providers, gender identity specific non-discrimination laws, sexual health education and screenings, case management support, community and interpersonal supports. Oh, andContinue reading “Project H.E.A.L.T.H. (is awesome)”

TranShorts

 Megan Lee  Blogger Scholar Last night, the Trans Hospitality Suite (#1936, for those at the conference) hosted a screening of some short films by and about transgender, genderqueer, and intersex people/issues/stories from the Los Angeles Transgender Film Festival. From avant garde to hilarious (and sometimes both), the films portrayed reality and fiction with stunning clarity for the humorContinue reading “TranShorts”

All Sorts of Sexy!

Megan Lee  Blogger Scholar  Mapping Your Desire Dr. Jaime Grant, Ignacio Rivera, Jack Harrison, Amelie Zurn Interested in getting 100 queers in the same room, attentive and ready to learn? Talk about sex. Title the session “Mapping Your Desire” and create a workshop designed to create a “life-long journey toward sexual empowerment and a more justContinue reading “All Sorts of Sexy!”

Running the Right Way on a Moving Sidewalk

Megan Lee Blogger Scholar Walking Our Talk: Applying a Racial Justice Lens in Our Organizations Gita Gulati-Partee, OpenSource Leadership Strategies, Inc. In her book Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria, Beverly Daniel Tatum explains the roles we play in structures of systematic racism and white privilege as walking on aContinue reading “Running the Right Way on a Moving Sidewalk”

We actually made it to Minneapolis!

 By Megan Lee  Blogger Scholar Despite several cancelled and rescheduled flights, closed highways and interstates, and 22.3 inches of snow, Dean and I have officially made it to the 2011 Creating Change conference! We got in half-way through the Thursday Day Institutes (ours was a focus on Health Advocacy – check out Dean’s blog entryContinue reading “We actually made it to Minneapolis!”