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

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Cleveland, Ohio
August 7th- 9th, 2014
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 Research Conference Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 5:00 PM  Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 1:00 PM (EDT) in Cleveland, OH.


The Center for Health Disparities Research and Education (CHDRE) at Baldwin Wallace University is hosting a National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) Health Research Conference in conjunction with Cleveland State University, and MetroHealth Medical Center Aug 7-9 prior to the Cleveland+Akron Gay Games.

The conference will be able to provide students, researchers, and community members with opportunities to learn more about LGBTI health research, to network with existing researchers, and learn of opportunities for training in LGBTI health research.

Speakers from the Center for American Progress, Center of Excellence for Transgender Health, Columbia University, Fenway Institute, Indiana University, University of Pittsburgh, University of Minnesota, Williams Institute, UCLA, and representatives from Latin America and India among others will discuss strategies to reduce LGBTI health disparities.

Senior staff members from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will discuss the current activities of the NIH LGBTI Research Coordinating Committee and the resources available at NIH to help students, early career researchers, and other interested researchers to develop their careers and funding support for LGBTI health research.

If you are selected to attend the conference you will be asked write a minimum of four posts for the Network blog, use social media to disseminate the posts and your experience at the conference, create video footage that can be uploaded to our social networking sites, and to overall assist us in documenting the conference (and of course, have an amazing time!).

Please note: The scholarship will include travel to/from the conference (including travel to/from Cleveland airport), hotel for the nights of Aug. 7 & 8, and a per diem.


Applications are due by Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 by 5pm EST

Applications will only be accepted by email at

Please ensure the subject line reads: Health Research Conference Scholarship

To apply, please email BRIEF responses to the following questions:

1) Briefly describe why you want to go, and what you are hoping to get out of the conference.

2) Briefly describe your involvement and interest in LGBT tobacco and cancer.

3) Please let us know whether you are comfortable posting a minimum of 4 blog entries while at the conference, representing the Network and have your own computer (or other device) with wireless connection.

4) Include where you would be coming from?

Applications will be reviewed and decisions will be made no later than Friday, July 19th. If you have any questions please contact


Summit · Uncategorized

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, National Native Network, National Latino Tobacco Control Network, and our very own Network for LGBT Health Equity. It was so great to see so many connections being made throughout these organizations, but at the same time it was so overwhelming! So many amazing points were made that there is absolutely no way I would be able to summarize all of it without writing a megillah.

That being said, I think it’s important to give you all some takeaways shared by each of the organizations.

Break Free Alliance – It’s about leveling the playing field. We don’t want exemptions in any policy.

National African-American Tobacco Prevention Network – One data set does not fit all.

Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment and Leadership— Leadership is not just the 3 D’s: Doctors, Deans, and Directors.

National Native Network— The burden of commercial tobacco is incredibly relevant to our communities, and needs to be discussed from this commercialized position.

National Latino Tobacco Control Network— Speak, speak, and loudly!

Network for LGBT Health Equity— Every segment of our community is different and changing, so we have to constantly be having these conversations.

Again, I think that a lot of this is information that those of us in the trenches already know. As one member of the audience put it, “We’re not just preaching to the choir; we’re preaching to the preachers.” But, it’s still nice to be in rooms where these conversations are still relevant, still immediate. I think that our next challenge is to really stay energized and excited about the work that we do, all while working together and continuing our coalition building.

Creating Change · Creating Change 2011 · National Coalition for LGBT Health · Uncategorized

Conversations with Exhibitors.

Hector Martinez
Blogging Scholarship Winner
Reporting from Creating Change
January 2012
Baltimore, MD



The exhibition booths at the Creating Change Conference look great. I stopped by a couple of them to ask some questions. I asked Dave Reynolds,  Project Director from the Safe & Healthy LGBT Youth Project, what his plans are for creating change in 2012.  He would like to see the LGBT movement grow to rural areas of the US in the Midwest and the South. He travels to places like Alabama and Oklahoma. The LGBT movement is dramatically distinct from California and the East Coast. Our LGBT brothers and sisters from these rural areas are dealing with barriers such as empoyment discrimination and even face threats from the community. He went on to say that he would love to see the LGBT movement expand and grow in every state.

I also spoke to Tres Watson, Executive Director with Canvass for a Cause and he had two plans for 2012. The first is to double their efforts in California. Canvass for a Cause is dedicated to Queer politics sucha as marraige equality and voter engagement. His second plan is to see the scope of his work expand to rural areas and politically conservative that traditionally exclude Queer issues.

Break Free Alliance

Call for Abstracts & Scholarships: Promising Practices National Tobacco Control Conference in New Orleans

Shared by Emilia Dunham

Program Associate



We’d like to share a fantastic opportunity from our partner disparity Network, Break Free Alliance’s National Tobacco Control Conference: Promising Practices!

Call for Abstracts and Scholarship Application Now Open!

Promising Practices National Tobacco Control Conference April 17-18, 2012, New Orleans, Louisiana 

The call for abstracts and scholarship application process is now open for Promising Practices to Eliminate Tobacco Related Disparities: The Power of Communities, April 17-18, 2012, New Orleans, Louisiana.
The deadline to submit your abstract and/or your scholarship application is September 14th, 2011 at midnight, Pacific Daylight Time.
Visit our Call for Abstracts page for more information about the submission process, and our Registration/Scholarships page to find out more about scholarships.
Stay up to date with all things “Promising Practices” on Break Free Alliance’s conference Facebook page!

Scholarship Opportunity

Accepting Student Scholarship Applications for SRNT Conference!

Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco

Not many of us don’t end up going to one of the conferences that has a lot of valuable information about tobacco, Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT), because some of it is pretty dry science — but there’s a lot of good information there.  So to help make sure we get the latest news without having to sit thru all the presentations…. the National LGBT Tobacco Control Network would like to announce its 2nd annual Blogging Scholarship to SRNT!  If you think you’d be a good person to go to SRNT, and blog about all the latest and greatest you hear about so we can all feel the burn, then — come on down. 

The Network will pay your way, guarantee you as much caffeine as you need, and even set you up with some experienced researchers to kinda give you the inside track while you’re there.  All you have to do is keep a daily blog of the happenings, amuse us, inform us, just don’t bore us!  Check out what last year’s recipient did!

 If you think you have what it takes you must apply…

This opportunity is open to STUDENTS ONLY… and of course people from traditionally underrepresented populations are triply encouraged to apply. All scholarship applications will be reviewed by a tiny panel of judges to determine this years recipient. 

Applications are being accepted for only a couple days! You have until January 27th, 5 pm EST.  So hurry up already!

SRNT will be held in Baltimore MD, Feb 25-27.

How to apply?  Send an email  telling us in a BRIEF Paragraph or so, why you are the best person to blog your heart out from SRNT, and the best person to give anyone interested in LGBT tobacco all the inside dope. Excessively long application emails will be read last. Please put BLOGGING SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION in your subject line.

Creating Change 2010 · Scholarship Opportunity

Network to Give Out Scholarships for Creating Change 2010!

February 4-7, 2010
Dallas, TX

APPLICATION DUE: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 by 5pm EST

Once again, the National LGBT Tobacco Control Network is looking to send a few fellow advocates to participate in another great training, networking, and skill building opportunity. We are currently offering approximately 5 Scholarships to the Creating Change Conference.

What is Creating Change you might ask?

Creating Change is the one and only time each year that more than 2,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates from every corner of the country converge to strategize, socialize and mobilize for LGBT equality. It features top-level trainings, workshops, networking sessions and action-planning with our movement’s best thinkers and brightest innovators — oh yeah, there’s also tons of opportunities for socializing, meeting up with old friends and making lots of new ones.  For more conference details you can go to

So, if you are working on, or advocating for LGBT tobacco issues, we want you to apply for a scholarship and join us this year at Creating Change!

Scholarships will cover: airfare, ground transport, conference registration and double occupancy hotel for three nights, & per diem reimbursement.

Please Note: If you are selected by our Scholarship Committee to attend the conference you will be asked to represent the Network. We will be asking scholarship recipients to create blogs, tweets, videos etc. that can be uploaded to our social networking sites to document the conference. In addition, you will be asked to sign-up in shifts to assist in manning the Network booth.

Application details:

Once again, applications are due Tuesday, December 29, 2009 by 5pm EST

Applications will only be accepted by email at

Please ensure the subject line reads: CREATING CHANGE SCHOLARSHIP

To apply, please email BRIEF responses to the following questions:

1) Briefly describe what your involvement has been in the tobacco control community over the past year?

2) Briefly describe why you would be good at promoting, the on the spot, conference happenings through the Networks social media sites such as creating blogs, tweets, video blogs etc.

3) Briefly describe why would you be valuable to the network (besides already being in the network, because that is a huge value already) to help promote our activities and create more awareness of the Network at the booth and overall at the conference?

4) Briefly describe if you are from of an underserved population?

5) Do you need a Full or Partial scholarship?
(Please mark with an X if you are applying for Full Scholarship or Partial Scholarship)
If you choose partial scholarship, please mark with an X what funding categories you will be applying for.

___ Full Scholarship (Airfare, Hotel, Registration, Ground Transportation, Per Diem $1095)

___ Partial Scholarship
___ Airfare (approx $350)
___ Conference Registration ($300)
___ Food/Per Diem ($160)
___ Ground Transportation ($60.00)
___ Hotel (3 nights/shared $225)

Applications will be reviewed by our review team and decisions will be made no later than December 30, 2009.

If you already plan on attending the conference we want to know! Shoot us an email so we can meet up with you in dallas!See you there!