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Advocacy groups issue hospital guide for treating transgender patients

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
A group of LGBT advocacy organizations have jointly released a unique, groundbreaking publication to provide guidance to U.S. hospitals seeking to improve health care for transgender patients. [ Read more → ]
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Record number of healthcare facilities commit to equal care for LGBT patients

Thursday, July 11, 2013
WASHINGTON – U.S. hospitals and clinics are increasingly committed to equality for LGBT patients, according to a report released Thursday by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation. [ Read more → ]
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Parents sue S.C. hospital over child’s gender assignment surgery

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A couple filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the state of South Carolina for what they say was an unnecessary sexual assignment surgery performed on a toddler they later adopted. [ Read more → ]
Photos of Allen Mansell and Roger Gorley and their family.

Daughter of man arrested at husband’s bedside: Hospital statement is ‘absolute and utter bullshit’

Friday, April 12, 2013
LEES SUMMIT, Mo. -- The daughter of a Missouri man who was arrested after refusing to leave the bedside of his spouse at a Kansas City hospital earlier this week, is speaking out, and has called the hospital's statement of events "absolute and utter bullshit." [ Read more → ]
Roger and Allen

Ban me from my partner’s bedside? You’d have to arrest me too!

Thursday, April 11, 2013
Marriage Equality is about being able to hold the hand of the person you love when they are sick and need your love and compassion the most. It’s about making decisions that all people will eventually have to make about life and death, and who you want with you at the end of your life. Two men have all the legal papers they were told they needed. They followed the law, and still, one man is in a hospital bed while his life partner is restrained and dragged from the premises. [ Read more → ]
Roger Gorley (right) with his partner Allen.

Missouri man arrested, handcuffed, banned from bedside of sick partner

Thursday, April 11, 2013
LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. -- A Missouri man has been arrested for refusing to leave the hospital bedside of his sick partner after a family member requested that he do so. [ Read more → ]
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Lesbian couple denied hospital rights despite legal, domestic partnership

Sunday, August 19, 2012
LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- A lesbian couple in Nevada was told by an admissions officer at a local hospital that they would need a medical power of attorney for one partner to make decisions for another in the event of a crisis, despite being in a legal domestic partnership sanctioned by the state. [ Read more → ]
Trinitas Regional Medical Center, Elizabeth, N.J.

Gay, HIV patient denied medication, visitors ‘for going against God’s will’

Saturday, June 2, 2012
ELIZABETH, N.J. -- A gay HIV-positive man says in court that a hospital denied him treatment and visitors, as the doctor remarked, "This is what he gets for going against God's will." [ Read more → ]
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Hospital that denied visitation rights to lesbian partner rescinds decision

Thursday, December 22, 2011
FRANKLIN, Tenn. -- A Tennessee woman who was denied visitation rights with her lesbian partner at the Rolling Hills Psychiatric Hospital in Franklin has been allowed a special visit and will commence regular visits during hospital's normal visitor's day Sundays. [ Read more → ]
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Linda Harvey urges parents to refuse care for their children from gay doctors

Monday, October 24, 2011
Linda Harvey of Mission America has a message for parents: don’t let your child be treated by a gay or lesbian doctor or nurse. On her radio show yesterday, Harvey said that parents should prohibit gay and lesbian health care employees from attending to their children because their sexual orientation is “erroneously influential to children.” [ Read more → ]
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Obama orders hospital visitation rights for same-sex partners

Thursday, April 15, 2010
President Obama mandated Thursday that hospitals extend ... [ Read more → ]
Fresno CRMC

Fresno hospital agrees policy changes for partners of gay patients

Wednesday, December 16, 2009
FRESNO -- Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno has agreed to make policy changes and conduct staff trainings to ensure that the rights of its LGBT patients and family members are properly respected, according to the ACLU. The changes are in response to a demand... [ Read more → ]
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