April 17, 2017

 

Rama, who is on our Youth Advisory Board, just came out with a podcast. It's about her experience with medical and insurance providers as a trans person. She discusses her struggles and offers some ways providers can improve their interactions with trans people.

Check it out here:

October 4, 2016

Gage Gillard | He/Him/His

Youth Advisory Board Member | Ypsilanti, MI

Michigan Forward in Enhancing Research and Community Equity (MFierce), is a partnership of community organizations, youth advocates, and public health researchers working together to reduce STIs among young sexual and gender minority youth in Southeast Michigan. MFierce is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Community Approaches to Reducing STIs Program and is...

June 27, 2016

Zachary Crutchfield | He/His/Him & They/Them/Their 

Youth Advisory Board Member | East Lansing but coming to Ann Arbor soon!

Michigan Forward in Enhancing Research and Community Equity (MFierce), is a partnership of community organizations, youth advocates, and public health researchers working together to reduce STIs among young sexual and gender minority youth in Southeast Michigan. MFierce is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

March 28, 2016

 

Artemis Willow Gorde | She and They | YAB Member | Troy, MI

 

Michigan Forward in Enhancing Research and Community Equity (MFierce), is a partnership of community organizations, youth advocates, and public health researchers working together to reduce STIs among young sexual and gender minority youth in Southeast Michigan. MFierce is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Community Approaches to Reducing STIs Program...

March 16, 2016

A high percentage of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ+) youth are faced with many daily challenges, ranging from food insecurity to not having money for other basics like housing. Simply not having enough money is only part of the picture. Another importance piece is access to financial knowledge, skills, and resources.

 

Financial capability is possessing the knowledge on financial matters to confidently take effective action that best fu...

March 8, 2016

BUILDING TODAY’S LGBTQ YOUTH ADVOCATES

 

Gage. Michigan Forward in Enhancing Research and Community Equity (MFierce), is a partnership of community organizations, youth advocates, and public health researchers working together to reduce STIs among young sexual and gender minority youth in Southeast Michigan. MFierce is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Community Approaches to Reducing STIs Program and is a project of the Center...

September 14, 2015

 

 

Zach. As someone who has never been out of the country before, the idea of going to the Netherlands and other countries surrounding the Netherlands was both exhilarating and terrifying at the same time. On the one hand the opportunity was incredibly invaluable, and on the other, the idea of traveling on my own and then navigating Amsterdam until I found my people was difficult and anxiety inducing. However I was pleasantly surprised when I arrived. I w...