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”

New Year = New resolution to break the nicotine habit

New Year = New resolution to break the nicotine habit By Gustavo Torrez As we enter the New Year, we all know that more people search for resources to kick the nicotine habit. So, I wanted to take a moment to share a couple excellent resources with you all: First, Becomeanex.org The EX Plan is a free quitContinue reading “New Year = New resolution to break the nicotine habit”

Explanation for Our New Name: The Network for LGBT Health Equity

  by guest blogger Francisco Buchting The Network Steering Committee Chair Hello fellow Network members, We are very pleased to announce that our Steering Committee, in acknowledgment of our increased wellness work, has finished consideration of our name change and has voted to change it slightly from The Network to LGBT Tobacco Control to The Network for LGBTContinue reading “Explanation for Our New Name: The Network for LGBT Health Equity”

ONE CIGARETTE CAN KILL YOU, SO CAN ANTI-GAY HATE GROUPS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 9, 2010 CONTACT: Dr. Scout 401-267-8337 lgbthealthequity@gmail.com ONE CIGARETTE CAN KILL YOU, SO CAN ANTI-GAY HATE GROUPS Today marked the launch of the Surgeon General’s 30th report on tobacco, How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease: The Biology and Behavioral Basis for Smoking-Attributable Disease. The report will be better known for its mainContinue reading “ONE CIGARETTE CAN KILL YOU, SO CAN ANTI-GAY HATE GROUPS”

New Surgeon General's Report Released Today

Today the 30th tobacco related Surgeon General’s report since 1964 was released. This very scientific based report, How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease – The Biology and Behavioral Basis for Smoking-Attributable Disease, focused on how smoking causes damage to almost every organ on the body. As we know there has been a lot of studies onContinue reading “New Surgeon General's Report Released Today”

New Surgeon General's Report Released Today

Today the 30th tobacco related Surgeon General’s report since 1964 was released. This very scientific based report, How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease – The Biology and Behavioral Basis for Smoking-Attributable Disease, focused on how smoking causes damage to almost every organ on the body. As we know there has been a lot of studies onContinue reading “New Surgeon General's Report Released Today”

HISTORIC INCLUSION OF LGBT PEOPLE IN FEDERAL HEALTHY PEOPLE 2020 HEALTH POLICY BLUEPRINT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Chris Viveiros 617.927.6342/617.721.7494 cviveiros@fenwayhealth.org December 2, 2010 HISTORIC INCLUSION OF LGBT PEOPLE IN FEDERAL HEALTHY PEOPLE 2020 HEALTH POLICY BLUEPRINT The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services took an important step today as they unveiled Healthy People 2020(HP2020), the blueprint for national public health prevention and policy goals for the nextContinue reading “HISTORIC INCLUSION OF LGBT PEOPLE IN FEDERAL HEALTHY PEOPLE 2020 HEALTH POLICY BLUEPRINT”

The Last Tobacco Research Network on Disparities (TReND) meeting!

by Scout Reporting from TReND meeting, Washington DC. October 26-27th, 2010. Seeing Old Friends & Thinking About Capacity Last week I ducked out of day 2 of the National Coalition for LGBT Health meeting to zip up to NIH-land where the last ever meeting was being held for the Tobacco Research Network on Disparities (TReND).Continue reading “The Last Tobacco Research Network on Disparities (TReND) meeting!”

TReND Meeting Report: Health Care Reform Impacts on Disparity Populations

by Scout Reporting from Tobacco Research Network on Disparities (TReND) Meeting, October 27, 2010 At the TReND meeting I also got to see a fascinating report on what health care reform means for disparity populations from Cara James, at the Kaiser Family Foundation. Did you know they have a whole project analyzing health care reformContinue reading “TReND Meeting Report: Health Care Reform Impacts on Disparity Populations”