“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”

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”

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”

We’re working toward a tobacco-free future for LGBT communities!

Here at the National LGBT Cancer Network Summit in NYC, we wanted to get in on the Surgeon General Report excitement! #SGR50

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,Continue reading “One Data Set Does Not Fit All”

Everything’s up to date in Kansas City!

Ricky Hill Guest Blogger, Reporting from the National Conference on Tobacco or Health. Greetings from the National Conference on Tobacco or Health in Kansas City! It’s Ricky again! You may remember me from my previous post here on the Network’s blog, The Shame of Pride. Yes? No? REGARDLESS. I’m here in the Show-Me-State on aContinue reading “Everything’s up to date in Kansas City!”

Taking your internet-know-how to the NEXT LEVEL

Daniella Matthews-Trigg Program Associate Reporting from Netroots Nation 2012         Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the amount of cool blogs out there that you want to read? I have often wished to myself, “If only there was some way to combine the updated posts of all of the blogs I wantContinue reading “Taking your internet-know-how to the NEXT LEVEL”

Thoughts on Creating Change Conference

Hector Martinez Blogging Scholarship Winner Reporting from Creating Change January 2012 Baltimore, MD         It has been a privilege to attend The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Creating Change Conference. I want to especially thank the beautiful people at The Network, Dr. Scout, Gustavo and Daniella for their support. These last fewContinue reading “Thoughts on Creating Change Conference”


by Hale Thompson, Guest Blogger for the Network for LGBT Health Equity at Netroots Nation 2011 Blogging for the Network at Netroots has renewed my enthusiasm for social media, transgender health promotion, and community building. Grateful for the opportunity, I learned on so many different levels– from ways to write a more effective tweet, toContinue reading “BUILDING NETWORKS, ‘REBUILDING THE DREAM’”

Branding and Design in Advocacy

By Hale Thompson, Guest Blogger for the Network for LGBT Health Equity at Netroots Nation 2011 Logos and tag lines–branding–are really important, underutilized communication tools in the advocacy world. Designers from the Obama 2008 campaign and the Democratic National Committee presented some key tips for creating a brand that will help move you or yourContinue reading “Branding and Design in Advocacy”