“It’s Your Time To Shine!” 2014 LGBTQ Youth Regional Retreats Recap

National Youth Pride Services recently hosted it’s 2014 “It’s Your Time To Shine” Regional Retreat series in Detroit, Michigan (Midwest), Columbia, South Carolina (South) and Washington D.C. (East) thanks to sponsors CenterLink, Lambda Legal, 3LW TV, South Carolina Black Pride, Palmetto AIDS Life Support Services and Al Sura. The retreat was designed to uplift, inspireContinue reading ““It’s Your Time To Shine!” 2014 LGBTQ Youth Regional Retreats Recap”

Missouri Case Study 10 – Making LGBT Health Matter in Missouri Hospitals

Andrew Shaughnessy Manager of Public Policy, PROMO Missouri @andrewshag This year has proven to be a monumental year for LGBT Missourians. Those monumental steps have been the recognition of out-of-state marriages by the State of Missouri, and the leadership of nearly 47 Missouri hospitals, who have included 105 new LGBT welcoming policies to their coreContinue reading “Missouri Case Study 10 – Making LGBT Health Matter in Missouri Hospitals”

LGBT Wellness Roundup: October 5

As published on Huffington Post’s new LGBT Wellness blog, see original at: http://ow.ly/DhVNO Each week HuffPost Gay Voices, in a partnership with bloggers Liz Margolies and Scout, brings you a round up of some of the biggest LGBT wellness stories from the past seven days. For more LGBT Wellness, visit our page dedicated to the topic here. TheContinue reading “LGBT Wellness Roundup: October 5”

Passing the Skinny, Young, Good-Looking Guys

As published on Huffington Post’s new LGBT Wellness blog, see original at: As I travel around the country for the Network for LGBT Health Equity, I get to hear the greatest stories from people. I heard a local newspaper profiled Robert Boo’s incredible wellness story, so I asked him to tell me more. It all started withContinue reading “Passing the Skinny, Young, Good-Looking Guys”

One Data Set Does Not Fit All

Ricky Hill Guest Blogger, Reporting from the National Conference on Tobacco or Health This morning, I had the privilege of attending Reaching Priority Communities and Supporting Policies, a panel consisting of the six sister networks of CDC disparity populations – Break Free Alliance, National African-American Tobacco Prevention Network,  Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment and Leadership,Continue reading “One Data Set Does Not Fit All”

WIN! CDC gets in on pride fabulosity

    The Network for LGBT Health Equity Makin’ sure you see the COOL stuff         Exciting news! You know the CDC’s Tips from Former Smoker’s campaign? Well, in honor of pride month (whooooo!), the CDC has come out with a very cool graphic specifically targeted to the LGBT community: When theContinue reading “WIN! CDC gets in on pride fabulosity”

Sunday Keynote: Cindy Stone

by e.shor Cindy Stone = education and entertainment! This afternoon Cindy presented a dynamic view into the Intersex Society of North America (ISNA) and her experiences with being diagnosed and living with an intersex condition. To quote ISNA, “Intersex” is a general term used for a variety of conditions in which a person is born with aContinue reading “Sunday Keynote: Cindy Stone”

Stuck in Milwaukee

by e.shor The 2011 LGBTI Health Conference could not have come at a better time. I love a good conference just as much as any other justice minded queer, but on top of that, here in Minnesota we are dealing with some very real issues directly impacting LGBTQI health. Let me paint a picture forContinue reading “Stuck in Milwaukee”

CDC Releases Historic Disparities Report: News on LGBT Health? No Data.

Scout Director, Network for LGBT Health Equity   CDC Releases First of New Reports on Health Disparities I have to confess, back in college when I worked at a health library, there was one publication that I would regularly mock, the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Yup, nothing seemed to quite encapsulate “scintillating” as muchContinue reading “CDC Releases Historic Disparities Report: News on LGBT Health? No Data.”

FDA Comments Requested on Tobacco Product Advertising to Youth and Racial/Ethnic Minorities

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is soliciting information, research, and ideas to assist FDA in fulfilling its responsibilities regarding tobacco product advertising and promotion that is designed to appeal to specific racial and ethnic minority populations in the United States.Those interested persons can submit electronic or written comments by July 26, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. Submit electronic comments to http://www.regulations.gov