Posts Tagged ‘LGBT’

January 26 seminar: “Putting the ‘T’ in LGBT Health:  How to Measure Gender Identity in a Large Health Survey”

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Almost no data exist on transgender Americans, a group that continues to face widespread discrimination and possible related adverse health consequences.

Data collection on this marginalized group presents significant challenges to general population health surveys like the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS).

In this January 26 seminar, part of the Center’s 2016 Health Policy Seminar [ Read full post ]

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Seminar today: The Importance of CHIS in LGBT Research and Data Collection with Gary Gates

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

gary_gatesThe California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) represents one of the largest ongoing population-based data collection efforts in the country that has included measurement of sexual orientation for more than a decade.

In today’s seminar, Gary Gates, the Blachford-Cooper Distinguished Scholar and research director at the UCLA Williams Institute, will demonstrate how CHIS has … [ Read full post ]

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Sunday: “T-Dance” supports transgender research and California Health Interview Survey data collection

Friday, June 5th, 2015

CHIS_LogoThe Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law is holding a dance at the Edison club in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday to raise money and awareness in support of transgender health, research and rights. Part of the proceeds will go toward adding gender identity questions to the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS), as … [ Read full post ]

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LGBT seniors and social isolation

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

CHIS_Logo_80pxLGBT seniors often feel they don’t fit in with a youth-focused LGBT community and can become socially isolated as a result, according to an article in Edge. The story cites a UCLA Center for Health Policy report based on California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) data that say that half of gay and bisexual men in … [ Read full post ]

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Report: Adolescents growing up LGBT in America

Thursday, August 9th, 2012
A new report published by the Human Rights Campaign surveys Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender youth to measure key factors that impact their daily lives including:
  • A sense of being accepted by family, peers, and the larger community
  • Access to LGBT affirmative support and services
  • Negative experiences such as verbal harassment, cyber-bullying, exclusion from activities
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