• The Harvard Medicine Magazine Winter 2020 issue has dedicated the majority of its articles to LGBT Health.

Topics include:  Insight on intersexuality from the 1800’s, the care of intersex people today, the vital need for better LGBTQ healthcare, sexual and gender minority persistent stress and mental health consequences, the recording of gender and sexual orientation in health records and patient privacy protections, and more.  See: (most can be found in the care delivery section).

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to support research projects to advance the measurement of constructs relevant to health research with sexual and gender minority (SGM) populations. Research projects are solicited in two areas: (1) measurement of SGM status and (2) measurement of SGM-related constructs.  Quantitative or mixed-methods approaches are encouraged

For more information, please see the full FOA by clicking hereApplications are due March 13, 2020 by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

  • NIH Sexual and Gender Minority Research Office releases its summary document for a first-ever held scientific workshop on bisexual health research (Dec 11, 2019).

A group of researchers with expertise in bisexual health, measurement and other disciplines, convened to discuss the most recent scientific findings on bi/bi+ health and to identify knowledge gaps and research opportunities.  See:  summary document and if interested, an archived videocast of the workshop is available for public viewing.



  • 2nd annual Fenway/Harvard Medical School Continuing Education Advancing Excellence in Sexual and Gender Minority Health Conference 

March 20th to 22nd, 2020 at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel.  

The focus of the conference is in learning how to provide high-quality care for patients who identify as a sexual or gender minority.  For more information click here.



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Saturday, March 9, 2019 
10:00am - 6:00pm

Location: Austin Hall, Harvard Law School,
1515 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

For a few years now, LGBTQ graduate students from across the entire Harvard University campus have put together an incredible one-day conference. This year two medical students participate as leaders on the event team: Casey Orozco-Poore and Amina Rahimi. With their leadership and vision -- there are three healthcare panels for the first time!

Full conference schedule and information...

Healing Within: LGBTQ Healthcare & Wellness
Moderater: Jessica Halem, LGBTQ Outreach and Engagement Director, Harvard Medical School
• Yolo Akili Robinson, Executive Director and Founder, BEAM (The Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective)
• Valerie E. Stone, M.D., MPH, Chair, Department of Medicine, Mount Auburn Hospital; Charles S. Davidson Professor, Harvard Medical School
• Lakesha Williams, M.D., Resident Physician, Tufts Family Medicine Residency at Cambridge Health Alliance

Transgender & Non-Binary Healthcare
Moderator: Casey Orozco-Poore, M.D. Student, Harvard Medical School
• Robbie Goldstein, M.D., Ph.D., Medical Director, Transgender Health Program; Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Assistant in Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
• Noah E. Lewis, Esq., Executive Director, Transcend Legal
• Jenny Siegel, M.D., Medical Director, Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery

Intersex Identity and Medical Justice
Moderator: Emily Quinn, Artist, Activist
• Arlene B. Baratz, M.D., Radiologist, Temple University School of Medicine Pittsburgh site; Coordinator of Medical and Research Affairs: AIS-DSD Support Group; Chair, Medical and Research Policy Committee: interACT- Advocates for Intersex Youth
• Faith Cheltenham, Vice President, BiNet USA
• Alesdair H. Ittelson, Director of Law & Policy, interACT: Advocates for Intersex Youth
• Sean Saifa Wall, Co-Founder, Intersex Justice Project


  • Hanging in the Balance: Portraits from the BAGLY Prom

Work by Zoe Perry-Wood

Zoe Perry-Wood’s photographs are the result of a ten-year project photographing the Boston Alliance of Gay & Lesbian Youth (BAGLY) Prom. These powerful images capture the balance between youth, vulnerability and defensive self-protection.

Please join us for a discussion with the artist:

Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019
5:00 PM
Goldenson Building (200 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA), Room 122
Harvard Medical School

6:00 PM
Prom-themed reception
Transit Gallery
Gordon Hall (25 Shattuck St, Boston, MA)
Harvard Medical School

This event is sponsored by the Countway Library of Medicine and the HMS Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership.

For more information, please email:
All members of the Harvard community – as well as affiliated hospitals – are welcome to attend.
NO RSVP required.