health

World Health Org panel finds so-called "LGBT-related disorders" baseless, harmful

A World Health Organization (WHO) panel, upon review, recommends that "homosexuality-related psychological disorders" be removed from the most widely used diagnostic reference book because such categories are harmful and scientifically baseless. The Advocate and Science Magazine broke the story.

Read More

VIDEO: CDC features dangers of smoking while HIV+ in historic collaborative campaign

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has announced an historic partnership between its tobacco and HIV divisions in the form of the Tips From Former Smokers Campaign.

Read More

"Bi the way, our health matters too!" – It's Bisexual Health Awareness Month!

Today officially marks the kick-off of Bisexual Health Awareness Month, brought to you by the Bisexual Resource Center (BRC). This year's theme, "Bi the Way, Our Health Matters Too!", will address disparities in physical and mental health facing the bisexual community. Created by the US' oldest nationally-focused bi organization, Bisexual Health Awareness Month is the first social media campaign to address this topic.

Read More

American Academy of Pediatrics: How pediatricians can help LGBT youth

The American Academy of Pediatrics released a new policy statement that included language based on extensive research that showed 84% of open LGBT teens reported verbal harassment, 30% were physically assaulted and 28% dropped out of school and stigmatization

Read More
March 28, 2013

CDC encourages people to quit smoking with LGBT-inclusive campaign

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Office of Smoking and Health has launched a new campaign aimed at encouraging people to quit smoking, and the campaign includes members of the LGBT community.
Read More

San Francisco Public Healthcare Removes Exclusions To Transgender Care

San Francisco's health access program, Healthy SF, will remove exclusions that deny medically necessary transition-related care to transgender people.

Read More

World's Largest Trans-Specific Conference in Philadelphia Today--June 2

Today marks the kick-off of the three-day long Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference (PTHC). With more than 2,000 people expected to attend, this 11th annual gathering represents the world’s largest trans-specific conference. According to its Web site, the conference offers “workshops and activities focused on the health and well-being of transgender people, communities and allies.”

Read More
September 28, 2011

Holistic Campaigns Address HIV Epidemic among Young Gay and Bisexual Black Men

In response to news that HIV is on the rise among Black gay and bisexual men, GLAAD spoke to health advocates in the Black LGBT community and learned of holistic campaigns that address this epidemic.
Read More

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - health