Category: Health

Court Finds Minnesota Transgender Surgery Ban Unconstitutional

Court Finds Minnesota Transgender Surgery Ban Unconstitutional

[ 0 ] November 16, 2016

  A Minnesota district court ruled this week that transgender people on the state’s Medical Assistance progam in Minnesota deserve access to medically necessary services related to gender transition. Since 2005, surgical treatments for gender dysphoria have been excluded from coverage even though equivalent treatments were covered under the federal Medicare program and private insurance plans. […]

Avoiding Holiday Ho-Hums

Avoiding Holiday Ho-Hums

[ 0 ] November 7, 2016

by porter gilberg –  There’s no time like the holidays. Whether or not your family is supportive of your gender identity, the holidays can still be a real pickle. Fortunately, my parents are supportive of their queer, gender non-conforming child, but that doesn’t make the holidays any less stressful (for me or my Jewish mother). […]

SIX HEALTHY FOODS THAT SATISFY EVERY URGE

SIX HEALTHY FOODS THAT SATISFY EVERY URGE

[ 0 ] August 10, 2016

from edge media network –   Hard and bulging-we see them everywhere these days. From Olympic sports stars and professional athletes to local gym bunnies and tatted bartenders, attaining that ripped body has become a way of life-almost necessary in some circles. Regardless of one’s motivation, getting in great shape is always a good idea […]

AIDS/LIFECYCLE: THE RIDE OF A LIFETIME

AIDS/LIFECYCLE: THE RIDE OF A LIFETIME

[ 0 ] June 3, 2016

by tim parks –  As the famous saying goes, “The journey of a lifetime begins with a single step” and in the case of those participating in AIDS/LifeCycle, the ride of a lifetime begins as soon as their feet are placed on the pedals. During the course of the seven-day event, bicyclists will trek 80 […]

HIV AND PrEP STIGMA

HIV AND PrEP STIGMA

[ 0 ] June 2, 2016

IMPACT LGBT HEALTH CARE Recent anti-LGBT bills such as the bathroom bill in North Carolina and religious freedom bills across the U.S. have highlighted the continuing need to address discrimination towards LGBT individuals. While these laws have captured the attention of the general public, stigma and discrimination within the healthcare system continue to go over […]

WE NEED MORE COMPASSION ALONG WITH PrEP

WE NEED MORE COMPASSION ALONG WITH PrEP

[ 0 ] February 8, 2016

SEXUALITY: by dr. chris donaghue, phd, lcsw, cst –  The foothold of sexual shame and stigma run so deep that they are easily unearthed, even with the creation of a new medication that promises to end the HIV epidemic. As a critical psychologist, who is aware of the pitfalls and damage of Western medicine and […]

FDA Eases Restrictions on Blood Donations From Gay Men

FDA Eases Restrictions on Blood Donations From Gay Men

[ 0 ] December 21, 2015

  Federal health officials are lifting the nation’s 32-year-old lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, but major restrictions will remain on who can donate. Medical groups and gay activists have long said the ban could no longer be justified, based on modern testing methods. The Food and Drug Administration said Monday […]

Long Beach AIDS Ride 2015

Long Beach AIDS Ride 2015

[ 0 ] November 11, 2015

Join The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach and St. Mary Medical Center’s CARE Program in the 3rd Annual Long Beach AIDS Ride on Sunday, November 15. Register for our bicycling event that has something for everyone and raises funds towards HIV/AIDS services in Long Beach. Participate in a simple 8 mile family fun ride down Long […]

AHF Commends SCRUFF Mobile Dating App For Free STD Testing Ads

AHF Commends SCRUFF Mobile Dating App For Free STD Testing Ads

[ 0 ] October 22, 2015

LOS ANGELES (October 22, 2015) –  Following the explosion of international media attention on a provocative Los Angeles billboard campaign launched in September by AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) to draw attention to the risk of mobile dating app users contracting STDs like gonorrhea and chlamydia, the organization applauded SCRUFF, one of the largest location-based dating […]

British Study Shows Majority of Gay and Bi Men Abandoning Condoms

British Study Shows Majority of Gay and Bi Men Abandoning Condoms

[ 0 ] October 12, 2015

Are gay and bi men giving up on safe sex? According to a new study, they may be. A recent survey on sex and relationships conducted by British publication FS Magazine showed that of the 3,100 men who were asked, a whopping 72 percent didn’t use a condom the last time they had anal sex. […]

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