Notice Number: NOT-OD-19-146
Release Date: September 17, 2019
Sexual and Gender Minority Research Office (SGMRO)
Sexual and gender minority (SGM) populations include, but are not limited to, individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, asexual, transgender, two-spirit, queer, and/or intersex. Individuals with same-sex or -gender attractions or behaviors and those with a difference in sex development are also included. These populations also encompass those who do not self-identify with one of these terms but whose sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or reproductive development is characterized by non-binary constructs of sexual orientation, gender, and/or sex.
The Sexual & Gender Minority Research Office (SGMRO) coordinates SGM-related research and activities at the NIH by working directly with NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices. The SGMRO was officially established in September 2015 within the NIH Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives.
Section 404N of the 21st Century Cures Act (Public Law 114-255), signed into law on December 13, 2016, calls upon the Director of the NIH to encourage efforts to improve research related to the health of SGM populations. To achieve this goal, in part, the SGMRO will host a workshop on bisexual health. The purpose of this workshop is to gather scientists to discuss research questions and opportunities across diverse fields in bisexual health including key health inequities, social determinants of health, considerations throughout the life course, and issues associated with intersecting identities.
The Bisexual Health Workshop will be held on September 23, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., EDT. The workshop will be publicly available to view live at https://videocast.nih.gov/summary.asp?live=33404.
Please direct all inquiries to:
Sexual & Gender Minority Research Office (SGMRO)