Tag: LGBTQ

Thousands join Budapest Pride march against anti-LGBTQ law

Thousands of Hungarians joined the annual Budapest Pride march on Saturday to support LGBTQ people and protest against a law that limits teaching about homosexuality...

Minnesota Gov. Bans ‘Conversion Therapy’ By Executive Order

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz (D) signed an executive order Thursday putting an end to the practice of subjecting LGBTQ youth to “conversion therapy,” a discredited...

The Miss USA Pageant Will Have Its First Openly Transgender Contestant This Fall

As Pride Month draws to a close, Kataluna Enriquez has an extra-special reason to celebrate.  The 27-year-old on Sunday beat out 21 other contestants for...

California Bans State Travel To Five More States Over Anti-LGBTQ Laws

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California added five more states, including Florida, to the list of places where state-funded travel is banned because of laws that...

‘Treat Youth With Gender Dysphoria as Individuals’

Young people with gender dysphoria should be considered as individuals rather than fall into an age-defined bracket when assessing their understanding to consent to hormone...

There Are Some People I’ll Never Come Out To. Here’s Why That’s OK.

I’ve spent the majority of my life as a straight-presenting girl and woman, and I’m currently in a relationship with a straight man. Because of...

Is HIV Criminalization the No. 1 Barrier to Ending the Epidemic?

For many people, being told that they are HIV positive is no longer a death sentence. But for Robert Suttle, a Black gay man and...

The Ultimate Guide to Coming Out

Coming out is when you decide to tell people about your gender or sexual orientation. We live in what you might hear called a heteronormative...

Transgender Resident Speaks Up on Coming Out in Medicine

Evelyn Carroll, MD, had planned on coming out as a transgender woman to her colleagues at the Mayo Clinic for the better part of a...

Disgraced Doctor Surrenders License After OSU Sex Abuse Scandal

Ted W. Grace, MD, a doctor implicated in the Ohio State University sex abuse scandal dating back decades, has surrendered his license to practice medicine...

Type 1 Diabetes and Transgender Identity: Is There a Link?

The prevalence of type 1 diabetes among transgender and gender diverse patients is higher than in the general population, research suggests. This has been reported...

Coming Out Later in Life

Revealing that you’re lesbian or gay marks an important milestone in your life. Thanks to greater societal acceptance, people are coming out earlier in life....

Nonfatal Opioid Overdose Rises in Teen Girls

More adolescent girls than boys experienced nonfatal opioid overdose and reported baseline levels of anxiety, depression, and self-harm, according to data from a retrospective cohort...

In Transgender Youth, Obesity Impacts Effects of Sex Steroids on HDL-C

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In transgender and gender-diverse young people receiving sex steroids, obesity exacerbates the decrease in high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) levels and...

Large Study Finds Trans Men on Testosterone at Risk for Blood Clots

Over 10% of transgender men (females transitioning to male) who take testosterone develop high hematocrit levels that could put them at greater risk for a...

Biden Overturns Trump Ban on Transgender Troops

President Joseph R. Biden has overturned the ban on transgender people serving in the US military ordering that it must accept all Americans willing to...

Joe Biden: White House website adds gender-neutral pronouns as Biden meets LGBT+ demands

People can now select gender-neutral pronouns when contacting the U.S. government, as President Joe Biden signed a raft of executive actions on his first day...

No Need to Stop Estrogen in Transgender Women Before Gender-Affirming Surgery

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Transgender women can safely maintain their estrogen hormone therapy during gender-affirming surgery without an increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE),...

Many Health Plans Must Cover Full Cost of HIV Prevention Drugs

Private insurance will be required to cover drugs such as Truvada, which offer protection against HIV infection, without making plan members share the cost. Ted...

Kennedy, NIMH Demand Urgent Action on COVID-19 Mental Health Toll

A public–private partnership, led by mental health advocate Patrick Kennedy and the head of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Joshua Gordon, MD, PhD,...

LGBTQ Adults Often Miss Out on Cholesterol Meds

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) adults are less likely to take cholesterol-lowering...

Transgender Cancer Patients May Not Realize Treatment Can Interact With Their Hormone Therapy

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Transgender cancer patients often were not told of potential interactions between cancer treatment and gender-affirming hormone therapy, a case series...

Don’t Miss Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Transgender Patients

Cardiovascular disease risk is elevated among transgender individuals seeking gender-affirming hormone therapy, according to a retrospective study in 427 patients. The transgender population often experiences...

HIV PrEP Referrals Lag for Black MSM, Trans Adults

State health departments were most likely to refer heterosexual adults for HIV preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) appointments and least likely to refer transgender and Black adults,...

New AHA Scientific Statement on Heart Health for LGBTQ Adults

Cardiovascular health should be routinely assessed and addressed in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning (LGBTQ) adults, the American Heart Association (AHA) concludes...