NALGAP Letter to DHHS Secretary Thompson
In a May 1, 2003 letter to Tommy Thompson, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, the NALGAP board expressed "deep concern" about reports that DHHS is attempting to censor funding applications to remove words like "homophobia" and "transgender."
About LGBTQ Persons and Addiction...
NALGAP's document Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drug Problems & Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Individuals for an overview of of LGBT substance abuse issues
NALGAP’s Position Statement on Reparative or Conversion Therapy
NALGAP's mission is to confront all forms of oppression and discriminatory practices in the delivery of services to all people and to advocate for programs and services that affirm all genders and sexual orientations.
By Patrick Moore
GAY COMMUNITY: High and at Risk
Next weekend's gay pride festivities in Los Angeles are likely to be the usual rollicking celebration of battles won and hardships overcome. The gay community is rightfully proud of its response to the first decades of the AIDS epidemic. And we have reason to rejoice in ongoing civil rights advances. But, as we celebrate, there is still a vexing problem we need to come to terms with: the centrality of drugs and alcohol to gay culture.
TEN THINGS LESBIANS AND GAY MEN SHOULD DISCUSS WITH THEIR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS
The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) says lesbians and gay men should discuss substance use, alcohol and tobacco with their physicians or other health care providers. The recommendations come from a survey of GLMA members that produced lists of 10 health care concerns for the two groups.
An LGBT Companion Document
An LGBT Companion Document to the U.S. Secretary of Health & Human Services’ national health objectives for the next ten years, Healthy People 2010, presents 120 lgbt-specific objectives, including sections on tobacco and on substance abuse. This landmark project of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) involved several NALGAP members and other lgbt health professionals and advocates.
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