September 07, 2009

LGBT Helping Hands 9/7/09-National LGBT Cancer Network

Welcome to another new feature at Straight, Not Narrow, "LGBT Helping Hands." This will be a daily feature highlighting an organization that is reaching out helping hands to LGBT people.

Our first one is the National LGBT Cancer Network, describing itself as "the first program in the country to address the needs of all LGBT people with cancer and those at risk."

The National LGBT Cancer Network works to improve the lives of LGBT cancer survivors and those at risk by:

Educating LGBT people and health providers about the cancer risks and survivor experiences of gay men, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people.

Increasing awareness of LGBT cancer risks and survivor experiences via the internet and other media.

Advocating for high quality research on LGBT cancer risks, treatment and survivorship.
Giving voice to LGBT cancer survivors through participation on the Boards of local and national cancer organizations.

Offering consultation to doctor's offices, cancer screening and treatment centers, social service organizations and website managers on inclusion of LGBT people in both their outreach and services.

Click here to find out more about the National LGBT Cancer Network.


  1. One mistake in this blog entry. Our country's first LGBT cancer program is called, Out With Cancer. More information about Our With Cancer can be found on You can also follow @lgbtcancer at Twitter. LGBT cancer survivors are encouraged to email for more information at

  2. Should anyone have a suggestion for an organization to feature here, please let us know by e-mail and we'll be happy to do so, there's no need to co-opt the post for another group.