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Transgender man leads ‘Men’s Health’ magazine cover model competition

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
When transgender vlogger and activist Aydian Dowling entered Men's Health's Ultimate Guy Search for a shot at being on the cover, he never imagined he'd receive such an outpouring of encouragement. ...

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Study: HIV drug can prevent new infection when taken before and after sex

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
For the first time, a study shows that a drug used to treat HIV infection also can help prevent it when taken before and after sex between two men. ...

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Reports: Transgender Americans face staggering rates of poverty, violence

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
In a year when transgender Americans are experiencing unprecedented visibility in the media, and popular culture, while simultaneously suffering extreme violence, two new reports detail the widespread discrimination and inequities the transgender population faces. ...

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Uncovering the ‘B’ in LGBT: Bisexuals say invisibility leads to social, health disparities

Saturday, February 7, 2015
Bisexual Pride
When President Barack Obama uttered those three words at this year’s State of the Union address -- lesbian, bisexual, and transgender -- it was a milestone for LBT activists fighting for visibility in a minority world still dominated heavily by ...

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LGBT Americans face greater social, economic disparities in South, Midwest, Mountain states

Thursday, December 18, 2014
The Williams Institute reviews social climate, demographic, economic and health indicators, and highlights disparities between states with and without LGBT non-discrimination laws. ...

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Medicare, Medicaid propose new rules to recognize same-sex spouses

Thursday, December 11, 2014
The new regulations would revise language to ensure terms like "spouse" and "representative" include gay and lesbian spouses for the purposes of healthcare visitation and decision-making. ...

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Georgia public health department launches HIV/AIDS website

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
ATLANTA -- Health officials in Georgia have launched an online clearinghouse for information related to HIV and AIDS in the state. The Georgia Department of Public Health announced the launch of the Georgia CAPUS Care Portal. ...

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Puerto Rico partners on U.S. project to develop HIV vaccine

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Puerto Rico's governor says the island's largest public university is partnering with federal agencies to oversee a U.S.-funded project aimed at trying to develop a prophylactic vaccine for the HIV virus that causes AIDS. ...

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Exposure to hate speech on Facebook undermines users’ mental health

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
A new study from Italy finds that social networking sites like Facebook have a negative impact on individuals’ mental well-being, as well as their levels of social trust, because of their exposure to hate speech and other offensive content. Researchers ...

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Cincinnati to cover transgender procedures under city’s health insurance

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Cincinnati, Ohio
CINCINNATI, Ohio -- Medically necessary procedures related to a person's gender identity will be covered under the City of Cincinnati's health insurance starting next year. reports that City Councilman Chris Seelbach, the city’s first openly gay council member, led ...

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