NIH Spends $358K to Reduce Health Disparities Among LGBTQ Youth of Color

Melanie Hunter, CNS News, July 1, 2014

The National Institutes of Health has awarded $357,783 to the Fenway Community Health Center in Boston, Mass., to reduce health disparities in LGBTQ youth of color.

The purpose of the grant is described as “to establish a sustainable community-based participatory research process to reduce health disparities among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer youth of color.”

According to the grant, LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) youth of color abuse alcohol, tobacco, and drugs, engage in risky sexual behaviors, and attempt suicide “in high rates that are disproportionate to those of both white LGBTQ youth and heterosexual youth of color.”

“Such evidence underscores the pressing need for interventions to improve the health of LGBTQ youth of color, many of whom face ‘tricultural’ experiences of stigma: homophobia from their racial/ethnic groups, racism from the majority white LGBT community, and the intersection of homophobia and racism from the culture at large,” the grant said.

The grant proposes that four Boston-based organizations with a long history of collaboration join forces to create a Project Team to “conduct a community needs assessment to identify a priority health condition” in the first year. In the second and third year, the groups will come up with a pilot intervention research study to address that condition.

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  • LGBTQMIAPDLOLPLPLTH yoots of color, go straight to the top of the affirmative action totem pole. Because the new Amurrikan dream is to be black and Hispanic and young and some sort of trannyfreak.

    • Oil Can Harry

      The only reason LGBT/BLTonRYE youths of color abuse cigarettes, booze and drugs is because you dirty Amren racists put these innocent children on the school-to-smokeshop pipeline, the school-to-gay bar pipeline and the bathhouse-to-crackhouse pipeline.

      I hope you bigots are proud of yourselves!

    • Adolf Verloc

      The proliferation of letters from the original LGBT has been bewildering. I am particularly intrigued to see “A” for Asexual among some of the letter salads. And wasn’t “queer” supposed to be a slur not too long ago?

      • ElComadreja

        Like blacks they can’t seem to make up their minds on what they want to be called. “Queer” works for me.

        • Since blacks constantly re-brand themselves to keep us off-balance, my suspicion is that “fa**ot” will soon be de-rigeur, and they will pretend to be “offended” when we mistakenly refer to them as “gay” or “queer”.

  • Does this mean that being a sex pervert is now some sort of “disability”? Someone at the National Institute of Health clearly has haunted house music playing in their head.

    • Lagerstrom

      Not only that, but they have their own little pedestal to stand up on.

      • dukem1

        pirouette on

    • Martel733

      Actually they get HIV on purpose to get social security disability. That gives them all day to protest on taxpayers expense.

      • r j p

        It is referred to as “breeding”. Once they get it they feel they can have indiscriminate sex with anyone.

  • propagandaoftruth

    What?

    NIHLGBTWTF what?

    • Sighisoara

      That’s just about what I was going to type. And what on earth is ‘queer’ as opposed to ‘gay’? Wasn’t ‘queer’ an insult way back a few days ago? Actually I probably don’t want to know, never mind.The ridiculousness just can’t get any more insane, but then it always does.

      • I always thought that the Q in the Grand Acronym meant Questioning, and I don’t mean Questioning Diversity.

      • propagandaoftruth

        And what on earth is ‘queer’ as opposed to ‘gay’?
        —————
        Some queer or gay or whatever gets paid to make this garbage up to torture everyone else. Probly the same dude who named fonts…

        San Serif, Ariel, Wingdings…

        • Adolf Verloc

          Hey, I know a lot of Wingdings and they are fine people!

          • propagandaoftruth

            Sure, just as long as they don’t do it in the streets on some float in a gay rights parade, neither picks my pocket, breaks my leg…

            Oh, then there’s Mardi Gras…

  • Lewis33

    I know why they are not healthy and so does everyone else. I used to have a gay black neighbor and he was by far the most…ahem, adventurous shall we say, with his number (and low quality) of partners.

    • Tarczan

      I hope you moved.

  • ZB01

    The nicest thing that anyone could say to someone involved in that ‘lifestyle’ is to give it up; it’s a complete dead end (and a bunch of other things, all negative).

    • Kenner

      Or worse, positive.

      • Pro_Whitey

        (rim shot)

    • bilderbuster

      It’s a happy, gay lifestyle and they have the drug abuse and suicide rates to prove it.

  • JackKrak

    Ok, I’m laughing (crying?) at this as much as anyone else but if you’re familiar with the grant process, you know it’s going to work out like this –

    $357,783 on in the account
    minus $100k+ salary for the “coordinator” (it’s Mass.)
    minus $100k+ for staff of 7-10 “community outreach” workers who will recruit and sign up the handful of beneficiaries needed to justify the whole thing and keep the tap flowing for next year
    minus $50k+ for printing, advertising, facebook campaign and events to publicize the project (need to get pics for grant proposal next year and some faces to put on the cover)
    minus $50k for “office supplies”, meaning new iphones and macs for everyone

    Whatever’s left goes for pizza at the monthly meetings and a big party at the end of the year to celebrate all the hard work they put in.

    • You’re absolutely right! That’s precisely how the money will be used. After the funds are quickly depleted, they’ll apply for another grant and the entire process will just repeat itself.

      • Each successive year, they will also claim to need more money.

        And some people honestly wonder why this country is going broke.

        • RyanP

          After several years the program will grow 10 fold. A Republican will suggest reducing their funding by 3 percent and will quickly be labelled a Nazi!

    • David Ashton

      Same in Britain.

      • Magician

        I just submitted it to AmRen but

        A 36 year old Romanian is trying to make 40000 British pounds in two years mostly off benefits

        He was asked “are you embarrassed”

        And his response was “I don’t care”

        By the way, I am older than him but he looks like he is in early 50s

    • dukem1

      To coin a phrase…Good work, if you can get it.

  • Einsatzgrenadier

    If they really wanted to reduce health disparities among “LGBTQ youth of color” they would stop importing so many of them into the country and force those already here to get out. A growing third world population means more wasted government expenditures and more strain on the nation’s health services.

    • They don’t really want to reduce any health disparities. As JackKrak pointed out above, the real object is to waste money. These poor LGBTQXYZWTF “yoofs” of color are being used as a stage prop to elicit sympathy from taxpayers who would otherwise be infuriated at the way our money is being spent on this sort of bureaucratic bloat.

    • Tarczan

      But don’t you have any compassion for their children?

    • Ella

      It means more HIV cases from abroad as the NIH no longer requires testing of immigrants. The laws were viewed as discriminatory. The US govt. deliberately brings in poor health immigrants from Mexico, Central America and Africa(HIV). Equatorial regions pose more risk for diseases.

      • Chagas disease will become a major problem in areas of the USA inhabited by opossums. This parasite can complete its life cycle in an armadillo without needing to enter an insect vector.
        Chagas is a protozoan, and infections by these can be devilishly hard to cure (like malaria).

        • bilderbuster

          Opossum and armadillo will soon be on the menu for our new neo-con invaders.

  • Dave West

    “tri-cultural experiences of stigma.” Is this really happening in the country that once conquered an entire continent; it’d be nice if this was all just an ultimate April fools joke by the media. America gets more pathetic with each passing day.

    • ElComadreja

      This country is no longer populated by the type of people that conquered the continent and won two world wars. We couldn’t do any of that today.

  • Simonetta

    “…improve the health of LGBTQ youth of color, many of whom face
    ‘tricultural’ experiences of stigma: homophobia from their racial/ethnic
    groups, racism from the majority white LGBT community, and the
    intersection of homophobia and racism from the culture at large,”

    Now this is a whole lot of politically-correct horsepoop. Granted Lettuce, Bacon, And Tomato youth of color face a lot of hostility from other people of color, because, as we all know, people of color are the most backward, meanest, savage homophobic jerks on earth – especially to their own children who are sexual minorities.

    But LBTs of color don’t experience racism from the majority white LettuceBaconTomato community. White LBTs are much more interested in having sex with LBT boys of color than they are discriminating against them. “…and the
    intersection of homophobia and racism from the culture at large,” is a silly thing to say because they already said the same thing in the previous phrases of the sentence, and anyone in the culture at large is rarely going to have any opportunity to interact with LBT boys of color because there are so few of them around.

    In my experience as a member of the culture at large, we find the one or two LBT boys of color that we might meet once every ten years to be far more interesting as exotic people than we do at finding creative ways to intersect homophobia and racism on their poor confused little butts.

    Most members of the culture at large are far more interested in how they are going to pay the rent, fix the car, fix the cavities in their teeth, and making sure that their own kids are growing up OK than they are with the intersection of homo-whatever and racism. As I recall, that intersection is a few blocks south of the intersection of Main and Elm streets, if you’re looking to find it.

  • dd121

    Don’t do those things and you won’t get AIDS. My solution costs nothing.

    • dukem1

      But your totally, like lousy solution would inhibit these future rocket surgeons from gettin’ their freak on..
      You a playa’ hata…
      This country is just so screwed…I don’t mean screwed up…just plain screwed.

    • Unfortunately, your solution involves more personal responsibility than these “yoofs” are willing to accept.

      • dd121

        I know, I was being a bit factious Personal responsibility isn’t in their vocabulary..

  • Lagerstrom

    It seems a long way off, but one day this crap will come to an end.

  • Giovanni704

    “Tolerance is the last virtue of a depraved society” – James Kennedy

  • TXCriollo

    Lgbt stands for lettuce gay bacon and tomato i love the reaction homosexual supremacy groups react to that

    • TruthBeTold

      How about Lethal Germs and Bio-hazard Transmission.

    • Matt Turner

      I thought the ‘G’ stood for garlic.

  • TruthBeTold

    I had sent this piece to AR a couple days ago but it wasn’t picked up.

    This black woman doesn’t like white gay men expropriating black female culture:

    Dear white gays

    www thedmonline com/dear-white-gays

    • IstvanIN

      That was kind of interesting. I didn’t know White gays were expropriating black culture! I didn’t know White gays were getting weaves and quoting Madea! And hanging out with black girls! An entire subculture I never knew about. On the other hand I should have guessed since White people in general are always stealing black’s culture because everything we have we stole from them.

      Seriously, does the negro whine ever change? the non-black people who get to enjoy all of the fun things about blackness will never have to experience the ugliness of the black experience, systemic racism and the dangers of simply living while black No, Ms. Mannie, blacks cause all those problems for themselves. Nothing about whiteness will get a white person in trouble the way blackness can get a black person shot down in his tracks. Blackness doesn’t get your homies shot, acting like thugs does. I could go on quoting this loser but I think we have all heard the diatribe over and over.

      No lady, Whites are not your problem, you are your problem. I would also advise White gays to avoid blacks because I would venture to guess that your homies commit more crimes against them than they do against you. Just like your people commit more crimes against every other group than they do against you. In fact your people commit more crimes against themselves than anybody else does against them.

      As a final note I noticed your signature: Sierra Mannie is a classics major from Ridgeland. Aren’t the classics a European thing? Are you appropriating White culture?

      • dukem1

        To them, classics are Maya Angelou and Biggie Smalls.

      • Blacks driving motor vehicles on paved roads is a cultural appropriation I find particularly annoying.

        • r j p

          I don’t even want to talk about black drivers after my last experience.
          They think they own the road and always have right of way.

      • ElComadreja

        Europeans stole all of their culture from Africa and then forced them to go live in dung huts and become illiterate through white racism.

  • A Freespeechzone

    Nothing is going to change their behaviors—even when it’s forced on us as being ‘normal’.

  • Ella

    Does it study how older men prey on young male teens who question their sexuality and introduce them to the world of materialism and drugs?

    • r j p

      Does it study how many of them are regularly having congress with “down low” types who are looking for nothing but a hole?

      • ElComadreja

        Homosexuality is rampant among blacks.

        • bilderbuster

          They turn homo the instant the jail door closes.

  • Tarczan

    “Such evidence underscores the pressing need for interventions to improve the health of LGBTQ youth of color, many of whom face ‘tricultural’ experiences of stigma: homophobia from their racial/ethnic groups, racism from the majority white LGBT community, and the intersection of homophobia and racism from the culture at large,” the grant said.

    So the blacks hate them, the white queers hate them, (they called themselves queers in this story) and everybody else hates because they are both queer and black. Jeesh this s*** is complicated.

    • Rhialto

      It’s a very minor point, but “grant” has no knowledge of set theory; only some familiarity with set theory verbiage.

  • IKUredux

    Death to the alphabet community. Really? We are supposed to spend time and money on this crap? Seriously? These people are to be shunned. These people are sick. Our country is now so perverted, so sick, such a freakin’ joke. Apparently, a country is now defined as nothing more than the lawful ability to have sex with anybody and anything. And, according to a judge in Australia, there is nothing wrong with incest. Seriously, a dumb ass judge in Australia, says there is nothing wrong with incest. According to him, the problem with incest was MERELY the probability of birth defects. Now, since there is birth control, and abortion, why shouldn’t brothers and sisters and mothers and sons and fathers and daughters have at it? OMG, and by that I mean: Oh My God. What has happened to us? Is this moral turpitude part of the reason we have allowed ourselves to become overridden with the third world?

  • MekongDelta69

    LGBTIQABCXYZ Pi Squared

    There. That’s my contribution to the above article.
    They both are ludicrous, but mine’s much shorter.

    • r j p

      It’s just LGBTIQABCXYZ^2. Pi is what lesbians eat.

  • Bill

    So they added a ‘Q’ into the mix? Seems to me that ‘Q’ sums up what all the other letters represent. So it comes full circle back to queer.

  • Gentleman Jim Crow

    Why do they need the “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender” part, doesn’t “Queer” cover the lot of them?

    • They each want their own special category. Apparently, “inclusivity” is desireable only when it can be forced upon the rest of us, but is entirely inappropriate when applied to these hypocrites.

    • bilderbuster

      Queer/Fa66ot,
      Tomato/TomAto!

  • Roninf9

    ‘According to the grant, LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender,
    queer) youth of color abuse alcohol, tobacco, and drugs, engage in risky
    sexual behaviors, and attempt suicide “in high rates’

    For their entire lives these mentally ill sex perverts are told their mental illness and sex perversions are not only acceptable but superior to Puritanical, boring, white bread, and bigoted hetero-normal behavior. In fact, the more abnormal they are they more they are celebrated. Why would they think that doing any of this other destructive behavior is wrong.

  • WR_the_realist

    So sexual deviants of color tend to screw up their lives real good, by doing stupid things that nobody is ever forced to do. For that reason my tax dollars must be spent on them.

  • bilderbuster

    They only smoke Virginia Slims menthol.