New Resource to Guide Trans Inclusion on Surveys

Scout, Ph.D. Director, The Fenway Institute’s Network for LGBT Health Equity I’ve had the pleasure of working with some brilliant people for a few years now as part of the Williams Institute workgroup on Gender Identity in U.S. Surveillance, aka GenIUSS group! As more and more of us get pinged by feds and states aboutContinue reading “New Resource to Guide Trans Inclusion on Surveys”

Missouri Hospital Incident Highlights Need for Awareness & Training on LGBT Health Protections

Scout, Ph.D. Director, The Fenway Institute’s Network for LGBT Health Equity This morning Bill Snook at Kansas City Department of Health informed us of a sad incident that occurred at one of their hospitals. According to reports, a gay man was denied access to his partner because the hospital refused to acknowledge him as family.Continue reading “Missouri Hospital Incident Highlights Need for Awareness & Training on LGBT Health Protections”

Who Has the Real Power to Stop Smoking? Hint: Not Smokers

Scout, Ph.D. Director, The Fenway Institute’s Network for LGBT Health Equity [Wanted to make sure my next Huffington Post tobacco post was echoed on our blog too, so please see the following post up there now, and please share it widely too!] I used to be annoyed with smokers; now that I’m involved in tobaccoContinue reading “Who Has the Real Power to Stop Smoking? Hint: Not Smokers”

Did you notice — last week was biggest week for LGBT/tobacco media ever?

Scout, Ph.D. Director, The Fenway Institute’s Network for LGBT Health Equity Huge thanks to American Legacy Foundation for all the work they did to push out all their LGBT spotlight pieces and the event last week… but in case folk didn’t happen to notice (full details coming soon) last week was memorable in LGBT tobaccoContinue reading “Did you notice — last week was biggest week for LGBT/tobacco media ever?”

Huffington Post Spotlights Our Blog on LGBT Tobacco

Scout, Ph.D. Director, The Fenway Institute’s Network for LGBT Health Equity As part of the whole Legacy rollout of their LGBT special focus yesterday we put up a guest blog on Huffington Post, and I’m very pleased to see today that Huffington Post Gay Voices has actually spotlighted our blog – not a mean featContinue reading “Huffington Post Spotlights Our Blog on LGBT Tobacco”

Trends Over The Years in CDC National Disparity Networks Convenings

Scout, Ph.D. Director, The Fenway Institute’s Network for LGBT Health Equity At least once a year CDC Office on Smoking and Health convenes their six funded national disparity networks for a day of updates and brainstorming. These are usually great days, as we all share issues across the different priority populations, and most often, dreamContinue reading “Trends Over The Years in CDC National Disparity Networks Convenings”

Leaders Meet to Brainstorm on the State of Disparities

Scout, Ph.D. Director, The Fenway Institute’s Network for LGBT Health Equity Just flying back from San Francisco where American Legacy Foundation was nice enough to sponsor a second convening of a tiny group of tobacco control disparities leaders. It was great to be in the room with so many old friends and brilliant minds. AndContinue reading “Leaders Meet to Brainstorm on the State of Disparities”

Network Attends White House Trans Day of Remembrance Meeting

Scout, Ph.D. Director, The Fenway Institute’s Network for LGBT Health Equity Trans Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is never an easy day. It’s sad, hollow, and hard – sometimes doubly so as you see some LGB brothers and sisters blithely go about as if it’s just another day. I woke with the name Malena Suarez onContinue reading “Network Attends White House Trans Day of Remembrance Meeting”

Network Heads to AZ for American Indian Rainbow Gathering

Scout, Ph.D. Director, The Fenway Institute’s Network for LGBT Health Equity I’m packing my bags today and getting excited because tomorrow I’m an invited speaker to the Southwest American Indian Rainbow Gathering. Great job to one of our newer Steering Committee members, Ms. Trudie Jackson, for being the Chair of the event. We know fromContinue reading “Network Heads to AZ for American Indian Rainbow Gathering”

Network Member Edits Special LGBTQIA Issue of Journal – Submissions Needed

Scout, Ph.D. Director, The Fenway Institute’s Network for LGBT Health Equity Do you know when Legacy asked us last year for peer reviewed articles on LGBT cessation — we had almost none to suggest? So come one come all and let’s start publishing our work in the peer reviewed literature more! Here’s a great chanceContinue reading “Network Member Edits Special LGBTQIA Issue of Journal – Submissions Needed”