Seem Familiar? Behind the Scenes of the iCON Video

Peter Ceglarek I have been fortunate enough to work on the iCON project since its inception. Not only will iCON do a world of good, but I have had the chance to work with a world of different subprojects. And I’ve loved it. So when I was asked to make a promotional video for iCON,... Continue Reading →


Health Access Initiative Launches! Application is now open

Michigan Forward in Enhancing Research and Community Equity (MFierce) is launching the Health Access Initiative (HAI), a free quality-improvement program for local primary care clinics, health centers, and STI testing and treatment sites to better serve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) youth. MFierce is focused on implementing structural change, or “upstream” strategies to... Continue Reading →

Road Less Traveled: Drawing connections between HIV & IPV

Peter In late September, I presented with Connect-to-Protect (C2P)—a coalition aimed at creating structural change to reduce vulnerability to HIV among sexual minority men and trans women—at a training aimed at teaching people from HIV and domestic violence service organizations about the intersections between HIV and intimate partner violence (IPV—a more current and broad term... Continue Reading →

Sexuality-based workplace discrimination impacts health

Alanna At the American Public Health Association’s annual conference, Jose Bauermeister, Director of SexLab, presented “Sexuality-based discrimination and sexual minority young men’s health in the Detroit Metro Area.” This presentation used data from the United for HIV Integration and Policy (UHIP) Study, and looked at varying levels of sexuality related discrimination experienced by participants.  The... Continue Reading →

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