Missouri Case Study 12 – Sparking Interest from Rural Missouri Hospitals on LGBT Health

By: Andrew Shaughnessy Manager of Public Policy, PROMO Missouri @AndrewShag Upon concluding the review process for our Mid-Missouri and Southeast Missouri hospitals, health advocates were faced with the challenge of sparking interest among rural hospital officials on a review of their LGBT welcoming policies. Knowing the formula for sparking interest among urban hospitals, we knewContinue reading “Missouri Case Study 12 – Sparking Interest from Rural Missouri Hospitals on LGBT Health”

Missouri Case Study 11 – Reviewing LGBT Welcoming Policies in Rural Missouri Hospitals

By: Andrew Shaughnessy Manager of Public Policy, PROMO Missouri @AndrewShag At the beginning of February 2015, LGBT advocates in Missouri began reviewing our second list of hospitals on their LGBT welcoming policies. Having successfully accomplished several LGBT policy victories during our first round of outreach, we began to tackle a new beast — rural Missouri. Choosing 10 hospitalsContinue reading “Missouri Case Study 11 – Reviewing LGBT Welcoming Policies in Rural Missouri Hospitals”

“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 Coalition Pushes State to National Leadership on LGBT Health

Missouri might not top many LGBT people’s lists of great places to live, but after today you might want to rethink the charms of the Show Me State. For the last year a local coalition has been pushing adoption of LGBT-welcoming policies at hospitals. In this week’s release of HRC’s Healthcare Equality Index, Missouri zoomedContinue reading “Missouri Coalition Pushes State to National Leadership on LGBT Health”

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”

Bisexual Naming at National Black Justice Coalition Out on the Hill Conference

One of the great things we discussed at length during last week’s Bisexual Awareness Week (#biweek) was the bisexual identity, the many labels bi people consider using to describe their experiences and why. Awhile back the Patheos.com “Camels with Hammers” blog published a great piece that detailed the vital function that both labels and theContinue reading “Bisexual Naming at National Black Justice Coalition Out on the Hill Conference”

The Black Bisexual Experience Presentation at Out on the Hill Conference

Faith Cheltenham, President of BiNet USA Blogging from the National Black Justice Coalition’s Out on the Hill Conference. On the 2nd day of the NBJC Out on the Hill Conference I was honored to present one of the very first presentation/panel discussions on the black bisexual experience from inside Capitol Hill’s Hart Senate building. FromContinue reading “The Black Bisexual Experience Presentation at Out on the Hill Conference”

#BWLGBTI Day 3 Part 2: Community-based research is still important

    Dwayne Steward LGBTQ Health Advocate Columbus Public Health     We’ve come to the end of the LGBTI Health Research Conference at Baldwin Wallace University. This has been a very life-changing experience, for which I am truly grateful. Being in the room with so many experts that have and are currently making groundbreaking changes inContinue reading “#BWLGBTI Day 3 Part 2: Community-based research is still important”

#BWLBGTI Day 2 Post-Lunch: Revisiting sexual health

Dwayne Steward  LGBTQ Health Advocate Columbus Public Health After lunch at day 2 of the LGBTI Health Research Conference at Baldwin Wallace is all about sexual health. Historically this would have been the bulk of such a conference as this. As most of us know, pathology-focused research on homosexuality and gender diversity, along with theContinue reading “#BWLBGTI Day 2 Post-Lunch: Revisiting sexual health”