E-Cigarettes: Friend or Foe for the LGBT Communities?

 As published on Huffington Post’s new LGBT Wellness blog, see original at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/scout-phd/e-cigarettes-friend-or-foe_b_5024583.html Working in tobacco control sometimes elicits interesting reactions from people. Some try to hide their smoking. While I certainly appreciate not being near the smoke itself, I’ve got great empathy for smokers. In fact, since most smokers have already tried to quit, they’re muchContinue reading “E-Cigarettes: Friend or Foe for the LGBT Communities?”

LGBT Wellness Roundup: Keepin’ you in the loop!

          Have you ever wished there was one place you could go to stay up-to-date with current, important LGBT health news? Well….(drum roll please)…now there is! The Network for LGBT Health Equity and the National LGBT Cancer Network have started a weekly collaboration on the “Weekly Roundup”- a compilation of theContinue reading “LGBT Wellness Roundup: Keepin’ you in the loop!”

Sia Inspires Me to Be a Healthier Trans Person

There’s something oddly intimate about a person’s exercise playlist. If you’re like me and hear the same songs every day for 30 minutes to an hour of sweating, the playlist takes on its own life. Memories of pushing, sweating, and endorphins get laid on top of each track like delicious frosting. But these are popularContinue reading “Sia Inspires Me to Be a Healthier Trans Person”

HHS LGBT Listening Session Report Out From Cancer Network

By: Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W. Most of the time I have to force people to listen to my opinions on what would fix the cancer health disparities in the LGBT community. So, imagine my delight in being invited to speak my mind to high up officials at The Department of Health and Human Services in WashingtonContinue reading “HHS LGBT Listening Session Report Out From Cancer Network”

Announcing: Network Restarts at CenterLink – The Community of LGBT Centers

Scout, Ph.D. Director, CenterLink’s Network for LGBT Health Equity We are more than pleased to be announcing the following news right now!   NATIONAL LGBT ORGANIZATION PUTS NEW FOCUS ON ENHANCING LGBT HEALTH CenterLink Awarded New Five-Year CDC Grant Becomes New Home for The Network for LGBT Health Equity Ft. Lauderdale, FL – October 28,Continue reading “Announcing: Network Restarts at CenterLink – The Community of LGBT Centers”

Upcoming webinar about CDC’s unveiling of “Talk with your doctor” sub-campaign- register today!

    The Network for LGBT Health Equity  Bringing you awesome Webinars and keeping you in the know!            A new feature of the CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers campaign was unveiled this week— “Talk With Your Doctor” (TWYD). The goal of this phase of the campaign is to engage health care providers andContinue reading “Upcoming webinar about CDC’s unveiling of “Talk with your doctor” sub-campaign- register today!”

Statewide LGBT Health Initiative takes off in Arkansas

      Gustavo Torrez Program Manager The Network for LGBT Health Equity     As you may have see by my last post: Arkansas taking major efforts to reduce LGBT Tobacco and Health Disparities, great things are happening in Arkansas. The Network is pleased to be facilitating the development of this joint initiative supportedContinue reading “Statewide LGBT Health Initiative takes off in Arkansas”

Communities unite in North Dakota for the 3rd annual GLBTQA Statewide Conference – Discover The Movement

  Gustavo Torrez Program Manager The Network for LGBT Health Equity Good morning form chilly North Dakota     Its been over two years since I was last in North Dakota, and when I was asked to speak at the 3rd annual GLBTQA conference I was overjoyed at the progress they have made over theContinue reading “Communities unite in North Dakota for the 3rd annual GLBTQA Statewide Conference – Discover The Movement”

Voices of Health: Seeing LGBTQ health in Minnesota

    Sheila Nezhad Research & Education Manager Rainbow Health Initiative Voices of Health: Seeing LGBTQ health in Minnesota   In March, 2013, Rainbow Health Initiative released a landmark report that outlined the results of a health survey of 1,144 LGBTQ people in Minnesota.  The results made it clear that we need to take immediateContinue reading “Voices of Health: Seeing LGBTQ health in Minnesota”

Action Alert – Do you know an LGBT person who has quit smoking? Help us share their story…

  Gustavo Torrez Program Manager The Network for LGBT Health Equity Do you know an LGBT person who has quit smoking? Help us share their story…       As you may have seen through our press statement today, CDC officially launched the Tips 2 Campaign this morning. We were pleased to report the inclusionContinue reading “Action Alert – Do you know an LGBT person who has quit smoking? Help us share their story…”