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Missouri Hospital Incident Highlights Need for Awareness and Training on LGBT Health Protections

This looks like it could be another example where new policies protecting LGBT health rights are not promoted as widely as needed. Obama’s presidential order from nearly two years ago clearly said any hospital who wanted to get Medicaid or Medicare payments must treat same-sex partners as family. Later clarifications even went further, making sure hospitals went out of their way to allow patients to designate partners who would have powers beyond simply visitation.

The Network for LGBT Health Equity
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April 11, 2013

Mark Regnerus was coached to pretend his study wasn't biased

New evidence shows that Mark Regnerus was given media training that specifically outlined how he was to discuss his biased, Witherspoon Institute-funded study to distract from the obvious anti-LGBT bias.

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LGBTQ Inclusive Immigration Reform

I have been fighting for the full inclusion of LGBTQ voices in immigration reform since 2008 along side many powerful undocuqueer people. We have gone a long way and we still have much to accomplish so our movements can be united. Needless to say, for us in GetEQUAL, immigration reform is needed and it is a moral imperative for our country. This legislative battle has become a focal point in our organizing because of the lived experience of some of our leaders, including myself.

Huff Post Latino Voices
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April 11, 2013
April 12, 2013

Nova Scotia Transgender Teen Ignites Change In School Restroom Policy

After a transgender teenager was ordered to a suspension by her Nova Scotia high school for using the women's restroom, the school board has dropped the punishment and is changing its policy to meet the needs of all students.

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Comprehensive Immigration Reform is an LGBT Issue

LGBT demonstrators were among the tens of thousands of immigrant reform activists who rallied outside the U.S. Capitol and in 30 cities around the nation on April 10 as a group of eight senators reached tentative agreement on a broad immigration bill. Leaders of LGBT organizations were featured speakers in solidarity for immigration reform.

LGBT POV
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April 11, 2013

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