Author Archives: Michael Johnson

LGBTQ Scientists

If you work in a science related field, you have undoubtedly heard of the push for “stem.” STEM is an acronym for “science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.” Higher education institutions across the United States are trying to bolster their STEM … Continue reading

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The LGBT Checkbox on Medical Forms

The Washington Post recently published a piece on its advice column about the importance of including check boxes on medical forms to identify LGBT people. The advice column included quotes from Hector Vargas, executive director of GLMA, and Liz Margolies, … Continue reading

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Victory in California!

If you have not heard, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that includes specific recommendations for the inclusion of LGBTI health in continuing medical education (CME). The law amends the current cultural competence law to include information … Continue reading

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LGBTQ Foster Kids

For this week’s blog posting, I want to bring attention to a report that was recently released by the UCLA’s Williams Institute. They received a federal grant to do a landmark phone survey of foster kids in Los Angeles, and … Continue reading

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Cervical Cancer Screening for LGBTQ Women

We know that some LGBTQ women do not utilize cervical cancer screening tests as often as heterosexual women do. Although a number of research studies have identified some of the reasons for lower screening rates among LGBTQ women, more data … Continue reading

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