#BWLGBTI Day 3 Part 1: The IOM Report

   Dwayne Steward  LGBTQ Health Advocate  Columbus Public Health       Back at Baldwin Wallace for the last day of the LGBTI Health Research Conference and the morning is being spent on very detailed analysis of the Institute of Medicine‘s National Institutes of Health-commissioned 2011 report “The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and TransgenderContinue reading “#BWLGBTI Day 3 Part 1: The IOM Report”

Putting the I in LGBTQI

    E. Shor, MPH Wisconsin Population Health Service Fellow through UW-Madison   Blogging Live from: the LGBTI Health Research Conference   This has been a jam-packed day so far and it is only half over at the LGBTI Health Research Conference. There have been speakers addressing data collection on sexual orientation and gender identity,Continue reading “Putting the I in LGBTQI”

Baldwin Wallace presenting first LGBTI health conference with class

Dwayne Steward LGBTQ Health Advocate Columbus Public Health Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” It’s become a mantra I’ve come to live by. It is the starting of and building upon conversations that matter that truly leads to change. This mantra isContinue reading “Baldwin Wallace presenting first LGBTI health conference with class”

Blogging scholarship announcement- LGBTI Health Research Conference, Aug.7-9 2014

 BLOGGING SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT- LGBTI Health Research Conference 2014 Cleveland, Ohio August 7th- 9th, 2014   APPLICATIONS DUE BY: Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 at 5pm EST   The Network for LGBT Health Equity is looking to send three LGBT health researchers or students to participate in, and blog about, The National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Health ResearchContinue reading “Blogging scholarship announcement- LGBTI Health Research Conference, Aug.7-9 2014”

Revolutionary: Asking the Hard Questions

    Bishop S.F. Makalani-Mahee Minister. Performing Artist. Community Organizer       One of the blessings I receive from attending conferences such as Philly Trans Health is the intentional creation of space for dialogue, dialogue  that not shares experience, strength, and hope; but dialogue that challenges our thoughts, assumptions, and bias.  Here the keynotesContinue reading “Revolutionary: Asking the Hard Questions”

Trans First World Problems

  Bishop S.F. Makalani-Mahee Minister. Performing Artist. Community Organizer         So I’m sitting in  this workshop at Philly Trans Health Conference entitled “Everything in Africa is Gendered”  given by  a south African trans woman of color, and before the workshop even begins she comes over to me introduces herself and tells meContinue reading “Trans First World Problems”

Welcome to our new guest blogger, reporting from Philly Trans Health Conference

We are so excited to introduce Bishop S.F. Makalani-MaHee as our newest guest blogger! Bishop S.F. will be blogging from the Philadelphia Trans Health Conference, so stay tuned! Bishop S.F. Makalani-MaHee is a Minister/Performing Artist/Community Organizer, and is also the Founder/Chair for Black Gay Pride South Florida. Bishop is currently enjoying devolving his solo show “Bustin’Continue reading “Welcome to our new guest blogger, reporting from Philly Trans Health Conference”

PRESS RELEASE: 2014 LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER SURVEY REPORT

(Click on Image to Enlarge) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE With Significant Revenue Growth and Innovative Programs, LGBT Community Centers Serve Over 1.9 Million People Annually Denver, CO & Ft. Lauderdale, FL; June 10, 2014 —Providing vital services to more than 1.9 million people annually, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community centers reported increased revenue for 2013,Continue reading “PRESS RELEASE: 2014 LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER SURVEY REPORT”

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”

I Did It: Lunch With a Total Stranger

    Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W. Founder and Executive Director, National LGBT Cancer Network     As published on Huffington Post’s new LGBT Wellness blog, see original at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/liz-margolies-lcsw/i-did-it-lunch-with-a-total-stranger_b_5090289.html When a white, atheist psychotherapist has lunch with the founder of Depressed Black Gay Men (DBGM), they each get food for thought. We met by email when someone forwardedContinue reading “I Did It: Lunch With a Total Stranger”