BEST AND PROMISING PRACTICES IN CANCER IN THE LGBT COMMUNITY

                  Michael G. Bare, MPH Program Coordinator National LGBT Cancer Network We are very excited to tell you about a project we have been spending time getting together. This September in Las Vegas, the National LGBT Cancer Network is bringing together a small team of experts inContinue reading “BEST AND PROMISING PRACTICES IN CANCER IN THE LGBT COMMUNITY”

I Did It: I Reached Menopause

          Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W.  Founder and Executive Director, National LGBT Cancer Network As published on Huffington Post’s new LGBT Wellness blog, see original at: http://huff.to/1lWNny6 I am in menopause. Unlike my other “I Did It” columns, this is not a description of a personal health challenge, as menopause occurred on its own. ThisContinue reading “I Did It: I Reached Menopause”

I Did It: I Made A Will

        Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W.  Founder and Executive Director, National LGBT Cancer Network As published on Huffington Post’s new LGBT Wellness blog, see original at: http://huff.to/1truSXM   I don’t want to die. I am healthy and active and merely 61-years-old. My 86-year-old father is a nationally ranked tennis player, reinforcing the belief that if IContinue reading “I Did It: I Made A Will”

Press Release: CDC Launches Full Press To Educate On Dangers of Smoking for HIV+

PRESS RELEASE: July 16, 2014 Press Contact: Dr. Scout (954) 376-2701 CenterLink CDC Launches Full Press To Educate On Dangers of Smoking for HIV+  New CDC Tips Anti-smoking Campaign Focuses on Getting HIV-positive Smokers to Quit Ft. Lauderdale, FL; July 16, 2014-The CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers Campaign marks a historic partnership between the CDC’sContinue reading “Press Release: CDC Launches Full Press To Educate On Dangers of Smoking for HIV+”

What If Feminists Stole the National Health Agenda?

          Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W.  Founder and Executive Director, National LGBT Cancer Network As published on Huffington Post’s new LGBT Wellness blog, see original at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/liz-margolies-lcsw/what-if-feminists-stole-the-national-health-agenda_b_5517539.html We all develop our interest in wellness at different moments in our lives, and what we are told is good or bad for us is determined by theContinue reading “What If Feminists Stole the National Health Agenda?”

LGBT INCLUSIVE CHANGES COMING TO FMLA: A GOOD START…

Michael G. Bare, MPH Program Coordinator National LGBT Cancer Network Now planning for the the health and care of our families may become easier! The Obama Administration is making moves to ensure that the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) will covers same-sex marriages, expanding the Act’s definition of “spouse” and also covering couples in statesContinue reading “LGBT INCLUSIVE CHANGES COMING TO FMLA: A GOOD START…”

TRANS HEALTH MAKING THE NEWS IN 2014

Michael G. Bare, MPH Program Coordinator National LGBT Cancer Network With TIME magazine’s cover of Laverne Cox for the article “The Transgender Tipping Point,” to conversations generated around the web about use of the word “tranny” on RuPaul’s Drag Race, and the infamous Janet Mock interview on Piers Morgan, the past few months have seenContinue reading “TRANS HEALTH MAKING THE NEWS IN 2014”

We want to know about YOU- Do you have 5 min to take a survey?

Michael G. Bare, MPH Program Coordinator National LGBT Cancer Network   Last week the Network for LGBT Health Equity and the National LGBT Cancer Network met at the CenterLink offices in Fort Lauderdale, FL.  These meetings are especially valuable for us, as the staff of both organizations live in four different states and 5 differentContinue reading “We want to know about YOU- Do you have 5 min to take a survey?”

LGBT YOUTH HEALTH: SOME CURRENT RESEARCH THAT CAN HELP WITH ADVOCACY

Michael G. Bare, MPH Program Coordinator National LGBT Cancer Network  In the past few months published research on health and wellness of LGBT youth has further developed our understanding of health related issues youth in our community face. First, research on e-cigarette usage shows troubling trends with youth, which worries us particularly because of higher rates of tobaccoContinue reading “LGBT YOUTH HEALTH: SOME CURRENT RESEARCH THAT CAN HELP WITH ADVOCACY”

DIPLOMACY AND GLOBAL LGBT HEALTH

Michael G. Bare, MPH Program Coordinator National LGBT Cancer Network  In the past few weeks there have been several negative developments in terms of LGBT human rights, particularly from Uganda and Brunei. Uganda, to adding legislation to the existing anti-LGBT laws enacted by the country in December of 2013 (life in prison if found guilty ofContinue reading “DIPLOMACY AND GLOBAL LGBT HEALTH”