Behind Closed Drawers: a FUNdraising campaign for anal cancer

When thinking about cancer, many people react with fear, confusion, sadness, and anger. Anal cancer can provoke all of these thoughts, along with additional feelings of embarrassment, uneasiness, and a sense of stigma. As a result, the conversation about anal cancer is hidden in a place where the sun doesn’t shine. Now, it’s time toContinue reading “Behind Closed Drawers: a FUNdraising campaign for anal cancer”

Reframing the conversation around cervical cancer and HPV

  Daniella Matthews-Trigg Program Administrator LGBT HealthLink     In October, Michael Bare wrote the post Increasing LGBT HPV vaccines for our blog, and revealed the disturbing statistic that only about 31% of lesbians and bisexual women who were interviewed had completed the 3-shot course of the HPV vaccine, while about 14% had started but not completed theContinue reading “Reframing the conversation around cervical cancer and HPV”


          Michael G. Bare, MPH Program Coordinator National LGBT Cancer Network The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common STI, and the cause of both lesions (warts) in the pelvic/ genital region, as well as the mouth. HPV has been found to be the cause of a variety of cancers. NationalContinue reading “INCREASING LGBT HPV VACCINE RATES”