No Such Thing as a Stupid Question: Making the Case for Analytics and Optimization

by Sean Arayasirikul, Guest Blogger for the Network for LGBT Health Equity at Netroots Nation 2011 E-mail and websites are powerful tools to organizing action online. They make information available quickly and massively to an endless universe of users. But, what does it take to make your e-mails more effective? Does layout matter? Do picturesContinue reading “No Such Thing as a Stupid Question: Making the Case for Analytics and Optimization”

New CDC Report on Health-Risk Behaviors of LGB High School Kids

by Emilia Dunham Program Associate New Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) on “Sexual Identity, Sex of Sexual Contacts,  and Health-Risk Behaviors Among Students  in Grades 9–12 — Youth Risk Behavior  Surveillance, Selected Sites,  United States, 2001–2009” reports on the high health risks round among gay, lesbian and bisexual students from state risk surveys that collect thisContinue reading “New CDC Report on Health-Risk Behaviors of LGB High School Kids”

Transgender Science: Biology and Identity

by Emilia Dunham Program Associate Laura Erickson-Schroth, MD, psychiatry resident at NYU presented on a fascinating topic at the Philly Trans-Health Conference: Transgender Science: Biology and Identity. She is the editor of Trans Bodies, Trans Selves, a resource guide by and for transgender and gender non-conforming communities. Laura discussed the latest on Brain Gender Theory – basicallyContinue reading “Transgender Science: Biology and Identity”

Inaugural Meeting of Transgender Data Inclusion Roundtable

by Scout Director, Network for LGBT Health Equity A project of The Fenway Institute in Boston, MA Williams Institute Convenes Meeting on Gender Identity Surveillance On behalf of the Network for LGBT Health Equity I’m happy to be working with a few esteemed surveillance scientists as part of a Steering Committee to convene the firstContinue reading “Inaugural Meeting of Transgender Data Inclusion Roundtable”

SAMHSA Scores A+ on Including LGBT Population in New Strategic Plan!

  by Scout Director, Network for LGBT Health Equity A project of The Fenway Institute, Boston, MA Praise where praise is due! Sure, we have a tendency to point out when health policymakers leave LGBT people behind… but never let it be said we don’t praise inclusion just as loudly! (if a little belatedly). Well,Continue reading “SAMHSA Scores A+ on Including LGBT Population in New Strategic Plan!”

Williams Institute 10th Anniversary Conference on LGBT Law and Public Policy – Day Two, Part Two

Aimee Van Wagenen, Center for Population Research in LGBT Health at The Fenway Institute This is my last blog from the Williams Institute Update Conference on the last session of the meeting.  US Census Director Robert Groves was scheduled to speak on LGBT data collection, but unfortunately had to back out due to anticipated governmentContinue reading “Williams Institute 10th Anniversary Conference on LGBT Law and Public Policy – Day Two, Part Two”

Williams Institute 10th Anniversary Conference on LGBT Law and Public Policy – Day One

Aimee Van Wagenen, Center for Population Research in LGBT Health at The Fenway Institute   I am guest blogging today on my trip to the Williams Institute—a think tank dedicated to the study of sexual orientation law and public policy at the University of California, Los Angeles Law School.  The Williams Institute is hosting aContinue reading “Williams Institute 10th Anniversary Conference on LGBT Law and Public Policy – Day One”

LGBT Population Research Center Mtg on Intersectionality – part 2

Scout Director of Network for LGBT Health Equity Reporting from Intersectionality Working Group meeting of LGBT Population Research Center The Fenway Institute, Boston, MA   Panel 2 – Methodology for Intersectionality Research Kimberly Balsam starts by laying out some challenges in each stage of the research (sampling, measurement, analysis, interpretation). She talks a bit aboutContinue reading “LGBT Population Research Center Mtg on Intersectionality – part 2”

LGBT Population Research Center Mtg on Intersectionality – part 1

Scout, Network Director Reporting from the Intersectionality Working Group Meeting of the LGBT Population Center at The Fenway Institute Boston, MA     Meeting Background The Fenway Institute has another really cool project (in addition to ours), the LGBT Population Research Center. This is the first federally funded population research center that focuses on us.Continue reading “LGBT Population Research Center Mtg on Intersectionality – part 1”