On Monday, August 3, several organizations, including the Human Rights Campaign, the National Education Association, and the American Civil Liberties Union released “Schools in Transition: A Guide for Supporting Transgender Students in K-12 Schools.” The report, which addresses issues such as names and pronouns, dress codes, and puberty and medical transition “represents an important milestone in reducing health disparities among transgender youth, something that we are also working toward at the Fordham University Center for Ethics Education,” stated Dr. Celia Fisher, Center Director.
Posted in Contemporary Ethical Issues, In the News
Tagged ACLU, Brian Mustanski, Celia B. Fisher, Center for Ethics Education, Classroom, college, Education, elementary school, Fordham University, gender, gender non-conforming, Health disparities, high school, HIV Prevention, human rights campaign, LGBT Ethics, Melissa Dumont, Mimi Arbeit, National Institute on Minority Health Disparities, New York City, Northwestern University, Transgender, youth
Originally published May 12, 2015 on HRC Blog
by Alison Gill, Senior Legislative Counsel
Today, the American College of Physicians called for action to address the entrenched disparities that LGBT people face in the healthcare system. The position paper, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, asked medical providers, insurers, patients and others to address critical needs for members of the LGBT community, like non-discrimination protections, comprehensive healthcare coverage for transgender people, inclusive visitation policies, and research and training to better address the numerous health disparities LGBT people experience.
Posted in Uncategorized
Tagged Alison Gill, American Association of Medical Colleges, American College of Physicians, Annals of Internal Medicine, Conversion Therapy, Health disparities, Healthcare Equality Index, human rights campaign, LGBT, LGBT Ethics, Transgender
There has been a recent increase in public attention to health disparities in the incidence and treatment of suicide, substance abuse and sexual health risks among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth (LGBTY). Although there is clearly a need for prevention and treatment programs for LGBTY under the age of 18, few such programs exist, due in substantial part to limited research knowledge. Fordham University Center for Ethics Education Director Dr. Celia B. Fisher and Fordham HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute faculty member Dr. Brian Mustanski address this issue in a recent article in The Hastings Center Report.
Posted in Bioethics, Contemporary Ethical Issues, Evidence-Based Ethics, Fordham University HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute
Tagged Adolescents, bisexual, Brian Mustanski, Celia Fisher, Children's Research, Fordham University, Fordham University HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute, gay, Health disparities, Institutional review board, lesbian, LGBT, LGBT Ethics, Northwestern University, Research Ethics, Responsible conduct of research, The Hastings Center Report, Transgender, waivers of permission, youth
Dr. Brandon Brown
By: Elizabeth Yuko, Ph.D.
A new video from the University of California Irvine attempts to decrease the stigma attached to HIV through the personal stories of those affected by HIV/AIDS in Peru. Focusing on the only gay men’s health community center in Peru (Epicentro), the video features the work of Dr. Brandon Brown, the director of the Global Health Research Education and Translation (GHREAT) Initiative in the Program in Public Health at UC Irvine and a Fordham University HIV Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute (RETI) fellow.
Posted in Bioethics, Contemporary Ethical Issues, Fordham University HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute
Tagged AIDS, Brandon Brown, Clinical Trials, Epicentro, Female Sex Workers, FSW, HIV, HPV vaccine, Human papillomavirus, LGBT Ethics, LGBTQ Ethics, Lima, Peru, Sexually transmitted disease, Thomas Coates, University of California Irvine, Vaccines
Members of the Theatre of the Oppressed NYC at a performance.
By: Elizabeth Yuko, Ph.D.
The most powerful art can do more than entertain us: it can also inform, engage, and challenge our points of view. The Theatre of the Oppressed NYC aims to do all four.
The Theatre of the Oppressed NYC (TONYC) was founded in November 2010 by Katy Rubin, when, upon returning to New York City from Brazil, she discovered a lack of “popular theatre” — interactive theatre created by communities facing oppression — in the city.
Posted in Contemporary Ethical Issues, Fordham University Conferences and Events
Tagged Forum Theatre, HIV, Homelessness, Katy Rubin, LGBT Ethics, LGBT Homeless Youth, LGBTQ Ethics, New York City, Popular Theatre, Theatre of the Oppressed, TONYC