Category Archives: LGBTQQIA

ANNOUNCEMENT: Seeking Transgender Individuals to participate in a study examining experiences of gender affirmation


  • Do you identify as a trans man, trans woman, genderqueer, two-spirit, man or woman of transgender experience, or similar trans identity?
  • Are you between the ages of 18 and 50?
  • Have you experienced another person recognizing your gender identity and saying or conveying so in a way that was positive for you in at least two contexts (for example, with friends, family, partners, service providers, at school, or at work)?
  • Are you available for an in-person interview in the San Francisco Bay Area?

 If so, you may be eligible to participate in a one-time interview for the Gender Affirmation Study. Participation is voluntary and confidential. Interviews will be conducted by a female-bodied gender variant graduate student. Eligible participants will be compensated with a $30 gift certificate to their choice of a selection of businesses owned and operated by trans individuals as thanks for participation.

If interested, please contact Anja Bircher at (415) 871-4752 or

ANNOUNCEMENT: LGBT & Aging Conference: Equality: Opportunities Now

What does Culturally Competent Care post DOMA look like? The striking down of the Defense of Marriage Act has far reaching implications for the LGBT community, including federal taxes, Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, Medicaid, Medicare. Also learn about best practices, HIV in older adults, local resources and more.

Keynote Speaker: Shane Snowden

Date: October 23, 2013

Location: Santa Clara

Registration Fees:

Early Bird = $99 — Register by September 30 and Save!
General = $119
Senior/Student = $50


Continuing Education Credits are an additional $15 for each group.

JOBS: For youth ages 16-24: LGBTQ Content Developers Position

Click here for the online application and more information. is a site run by Inspire that provides information and support for teens going through tough times.  The LGBTQ Content Developers will be a small, but powerful group of 10 young people ages 16-24 who live in California, identify as LGBTQ, and are passionate about helping their peers deal with issues surrounding sexuality and gender identity.

LGBTQ Content Developers will

  • Propose, develop, and deliver youth relevant LGBTQ content in the form of blog posts, fact sheets or real life stories presented in audio or video format. Content Developers will come up with the topics, tone and formats best suited for delving information and support around issues such as gender identity, sexual health and romantic relationships.
  • Provide feedback on the LGBTQ content currently available on in order to identify gaps, possible revisions and generally help us make sure it is the best it can be for young people.
  • Help us meet the diverse needs of the LGBTQ youth community and promote acceptance by identifying areas for growth and expansion

No travel is required, but there will be a virtual orientation. No experience required. Relevant volunteering/nonprofit work experience is a plus.

The deadline to submit the online application is JULY 21ST.