Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Issues

The Health Impacts of Anti-Trans Legislation: Looking Back on NC House Bill 2 to Understand the Current Political Climate by Jen Gathings

Hi everyone! My name is Jen Gathings (she/her) and I’m a Senior Research Associate with ETR Services, LLC in Durham, North Carolina. In 2018, I had the honor of conducting a health impact assessment of NC’s HB2 and HB142 legislative actions, what came to known as NC’s “Bathroom Bills.” These bills attempted to regulate the …

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LGBT TIG Week: The Revolution Will Not Be Surveyed: Resisting Erasure and Othering of LGBTQ2S+ Community by Esrea Perez-Bill & Michael Petillo

Hello! We are Esrea Perez-Bill (she/her/they/them) with the EDIT Program at Northwestern University and Michael Petillo (he/him/they/them) with CES Partnership, LLC. We are emerging evaluators and creative researchers inviting you to coalition in radical solidarity with us against the othering/erasure of LGBTQ2S+ people (title invoking Gil Scott-Heron).     Learn about land acknowledgement and the Indigenous …

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LGBT TIG Week: LGBTQ sex ed can work!: Lessons and tips from evaluating an LGBTQ sex ed program by Ash Philliber

Hi everyone. I’m Ash Philliber (they/them), a Senior Research Associate at Philliber Research and Evaluation. Recently, I was lucky enough to work with Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands on the randomized control evaluation of IN·clued: Inclusive Health Care – Youth and Providers Empowered. This program is an educational intervention designed …

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LGBT TIG Week: Shining a light on LGBTQ+ professionals in STEM by Veronica S. Smith

I am Veronica S. Smith, founder and lead scientist of data2insight, a culturally responsive measurement, evaluation, and assessment firm with team members across the United States. I am also a 52-year-old white, bisexual, cisgender woman who has been educated, trained, and working in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) professions for 30 years. Because of …

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LGBT TIG Week: Good Relations, Chosen Family: Solidarity Building for Indigenous & 2SLGBTQ+ Research and Evaluation by Dylan Felt & Waapalaneexkweew AKA Nicky Bowman

Koolamalsi/Hello! We are Dylan Felt (she/they) and Waapalaneexkweew AKA Dr. Nicky Bowman (Mohican/Lunaape; she/her), here to talk about 2SLGBTQ+ and Indigenous solidarity, love, and family. In both our Indigenous and transgender communities, storytelling occupies a sacred space. We want to embrace that space and share with you the story of our research and evaluation partnership, …

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Best of AEA365 LGBT TIG Week: Identity as a Compass within 2SLGBTQ Evaluations: Finding Your Compass by Andrew Hartman, Brian Hoessler, Carolyn Camman & Vincent Tom

Curators’ note: Identity is such a crucial component in LGBTQ evaluation. With that in mind, we’re rerunning this article from 2020 to highlight a unique take on identity as a “Best of AEA365” feature. Hello! We are Andrew Hartman, Brian Hoessler, Carolyn Camman and Vincent Tom – 2SLGBTQ evaluators from upper Turtle Island located throughout Western Canada. …

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LGBT TIG Week: Becoming an evaluation ally to international LGBTI civil society organizations by Robin Lin Miller

I am Robin Lin Miller, Professor at Michigan State University, where I direct doctoral training in Community Psychology and am Associate Director of the Masters’ Degree and Certificate in Program Evaluation. When the Covid-19 pandemic turned the world upside down, I was finishing an evaluation of a multi-country human rights advocacy initiative to challenge barriers …

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AZENet Week: Counting the Uncounted: Affirming Evaluation Practices for Transgender and Non-binary (TNB) Populations by Trey Jenkins & Isaac Akapnitis

Isaac Akapnitis, LMSW and Trey Jenkins, MSW are first year doctoral students and staff at the Arizona State University Center of Applied Behavioral Health Policy interested in studying Transgender and Non-binary (TNB) health and wellness. In their experiences as researchers, community advocates, and as members of the TNB community, they are particularly interested in how …

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LGBTQ Week: Do you need to ask about sex & gender on your survey? By Joseph Van Matre

Curator note: This article was originally published in 2017 but we thought it would make a great addition to this week. We often rerun articles as part of our “Best of AEA365 series.” Happy LGBTQ+ Evaluator Week! I’m Joseph Van Matre, an institutional research analyst at the University of California*. Surveys are an integral part …

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LGBT TIG Week: Identity as a Compass within 2SLGBTQ Evaluations: Finding Your Compass by Andrew Hartman, Brian Hoessler, Carolyn Camman & Vincent Tom

Hello! We are Andrew Hartman, Brian Hoessler, Carolyn Camman and Vincent Tom – 2SLGBTQ evaluators from upper Turtle Island located throughout Western Canada. We’ve been exploring how our identities inform how we navigate our evaluation work as part of a submission for an upcoming journal issue on 2SLGBTQ evaluators and evaluation. Existing as queer has …

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