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Denee Mallon, at the center of an appeals case for Medicare to consider coverage of transgender care - Craig Fritz, AP
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BREAKING NEWS: Medicare Exclusions for Transgender Care Lifted       

Since the 1980s, Medicare has excluded transgender care from its plan, denying coverage to people with disabilities and elderly people needing this essential and life-affirming care regardless of medical necessity. This week, an appeals panel of the Department of Health and Human Services lifted the denial, opening the doors for […]

ACA for the LGBTQ
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ACA for the LGBTQ

The Affordable Care Act was designed to increase access to health care for more Americans, and that includes the chronically underserved LGBTQ community.

Keeping Our Gender Creative Children Healthy
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Keeping Our Gender Creative Children Healthy

The distinction between gender and sexual orientation continues to be confusing for some. The simplest definition that I have appreciated is that gender is who you are, and sexual orientation is who you want to be with as a partner.

Spring Cleaning for Queer Mental Health    
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Spring Cleaning for Queer Mental Health    

It is finally Spring! The season of redemption and rebirth, family time, and Seder and Easter tables. Spring is the time we deep clean our homes, gather all that we no longer need or use, and expunge the clutter that holds us back. At this time of year, is it […]

Using Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression Data in Research and Health Care
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Using Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression Data in Research and Health Care

The last time you went to a health care provider, whether it was for an ingrown toenail or a sexually transmitted infection, did the provider ask you questions about your sexuality or gender?

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Health disparities in the LGBT community

The LGBT community faces health disparities in both access to health care and quality of health care. We confront stigma from health care providers who may not understand our health concerns, or who may be too distracted by our sexuality or gender expression to be able to focus on our presenting concerns.