The SGMRO hosts an annual SGM Health Research Listening Session to gather comments, concerns, and suggestions about SGM-related health research and related activities at the NIH from community stakeholders, in particular, representatives from SGM-focused health and health advocacy organizations. 

The last SGM Health Research Listening Session took on November 19, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET. 12 SGM health research and health advocacy organizations were invited to provide feedback, and introductory remarks were made by several senior NIH leaders. This session was free and open to the public. A video recording of this listening session can be found below.

Click here to see a session agenda or see below for a full list of invited organizations!
Click here to see a full transcript of the 2020 NIH SGM Listening Session!

2020 SGM Health Research and Health Advocacy Participants 

Bisexual Resource Center
GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ Equality
Howard Brown Health Center
Intersex Justice Project
Los Angeles LGBT Center
National Black Justice Coalition
ZAMI NOBLA-National Association of Black Lesbians on Aging
Transgender Law Center
The Houston Intersex Society
Two-Spirit Activist & AI/AN Community Member
Williams Institute
World Professional Association for Transgender Health

Past Listening Sessions:

On October 22, 2019, the SGMRO launched and hosted the agency's first-ever SGM Health Research Listening Session. The insight and feedback provided by community stakeholders helped inform the development of the NIH FY 2021–2025 Strategic Plan to Advance Research on the Health and Well-being of Sexual and Gender Minorities.

Click here to see the summary document, which highlights the session's discussion, as well as topic areas for further research derived from the session. Please note, the summary document does not represent the official positions of the NIH or any other government agency.

In addition, audio from this session is publicly available, as well as a full transcript.

Audio (mp3)
Summary Document

2019 SGM Health Research and Health Advocacy Participants 

Advocates for Youth: Khadija Khan
Center for American Progress: Laura Durso, Ph.D.
Fenway Health: Sean Cahill, Ph.D.
GLSEN: Nhan Truong, Ph.D.
Human Rights Campaign: Tari Hanneman, M.P.A.
InterACT: Arlene Baratz, M.D.
National Center for Lesbian Rights: Julianna S. Gonen, Ph.D., J.D.
SAGE: Porsha Hall
Southern AIDS Coalition: Marissa Miller
Trevor Project: Sam Brinton, M.S.
UCSF Center for Transgender Excellence: Maddie Deutsch, M.D.
Whitman-Walker Health: Sandy James, J.D., Ph.D.

2020 Listening Session
2019 Listening Session
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