California LGBTQ Health and Human Services Network
July / 27 / 2018
August Network Call 

Please join us Thursday, August 2nd at 10am for a discussion of current state and federal budget information, legislative updates, and administrative actions affecting LGBTQ health and human services in California. 

This month we will be hearing from Jennifer Chou, from the ACLU of Southern California. Jennifer will be sharing about how to ensure comprehensive sexual education in our schools and an upcoming advocacy opportunity.

We are carefully watching the federal conversation regarding potential changes to ACA Section 1557, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex. Katie Keith, from Out2Enroll, will be available to share if there are any updates or actions taking place. 

The Network will also be introducing our new statewide program to reduce LGBTQ tobacco-related disparities and sharing how you can get involved.

August 2, 2018
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Call in Number: 866-906-7447
Conference Code: 4914724#
Web Conference: Link

In This Issue

The Net work Listserv  is available for member use to share information about upcoming LGBTQ events, campaigns, sign-on letters, share resources, and find partners for collaboration.

Social Media Toolkit

Do you smoke during stressful times? Americans with mental illnesses have a 70 percent greater
likelihood of smoking than the general population. LGBTQ folks smoke at higher rates than their peers. Our latest Social Media Toolkit offers current statistics on tobacco-related disparities faced by LGBTQ people, as well as links to mental health and tobacco cessation resources. 

#Out4MentalHealth Events

July 31 -  Supportive Families Safe Homes - Hollywood, CA
August 2 -   Ally Training & How To Support LGBTQ Youth ( RSVP) Oroville, CA  
August 3 -  Ally Training & How to Support LGBTQ Youth - Woodland, CA
August 8-10 -  Gender Spectrum Inclusive School Network - Willits, CA
August 15 -   LGBTQ Awareness, Sensitivity, & Competency - San Luis Obispo, CA
August 20 -  Supportive Families Safe Homes - Redding, CA
August 21 -   Planning & Implementing Bisexual Discussion Groups - San Diego, CA
August 21 -  LGBTQ Awareness, Sensitivity, & Competency -   (RSVP) - Chico, CA
August 22 -  Ally Training & How to Support LGBTQ Youth - San Bernardino, CA
August 24 -  Ally Training & How to Support LGBTQ Youth - San Luis Obispo, CA

Regional Mental Health Task Force Calls
August 8th, 3:00 pm - Los Angeles (SFV)
August 13th, 3:00 pm - San Luis Obispo
August 22nd, 3:00 pm - Shasta
August 29th, 3:00 pm - Sonoma
September 5th, 3:00 pm - Fresno
Contact   Mandy Taylor for call in information

California Mental Health Think Tank Call
Please join us for our quarterly Think Tank call to share and discuss the status of LGBTQ mental health in our communities throughout the state. 
August 22nd, 1:00 pm - Contact Mandy Taylor for call in information

The CA LGBTQ Health and Human Services Network is proud to announce we are directing the LGBTQ Statewide Coordinating Center for California's Tobacco Control Program. The LGBTQ Statewide Coordinating Center is funded by Prop 56. 

We provide expertise and training on how to properly engage with LGBTQ communities, preventing and reducing tobacco use among LGBTQ Californians, and addressing tobacco-related health disparities within LGBTQ communities. We also provide assistance to other CTCP-funded projects to reach their goal to eliminate tobacco use by 2035 in California. 

Upcoming Event:

August 22, 10:00 am -  Webinar  - How to Join Our Advisory Committee. 

Advisory committee members will have the opportunity to network with other LGBTQ specified organizations and community members from throughout the State, advocate at a District Days and Advocacy Days, the ability to author op-eds and articles for major publications and the LGBTQ Coordinating Center's Website and listserv, and the opportunity to provide knowledge and insight on a Communications Plan for the project. 

For more information, contact Dannie Cesena, Program Coordinator, at or at 714.594.9514.
Upcoming LGBTQ Events

August 9 - 12 - Gender Odessey - Seattle, WA
August 15th LGBTQ Tobacco-Related Health Disparities (RSVP- Aneheim, CA
October 19 - 20 -  Improving OUTcomes Conference  - Sacramento, CA
September 29 - 30 -  Queerness and Games Conference  - Montreal, Canada
October 4 - 5 -  LGBTQ People of Color Mental Health Conference  - New York, NY
October 10 - 13 -  GLMA Annual Conference on LGBT Health  - Las Vegas, NV
October 19 - 20 -  Improving OUTcomes Conference  - Sacramento, CA
October 23 - 24 -  Cultural Competence Summit  - Riverside, CA
November 9 -  EDGY Conference  - Los Angeles, CA