Author Archives: Thomas Lawrence Long

About Thomas Lawrence Long

Associate professor-in-residence, School of Nursing, University of Connecticut; editor and writing coach

Happy & Healthy Queer Vacations

With the arrival of the Memorial Day holiday in the U.S., the American vacation season begins. While some of us of a certain age will recall that “gay vacation” or “gay resort” usually meant something that was not “family friendly” … Continue reading

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I Am Joe’s Man Gland (Revised): Prostate Health for Queer Men

Readers of a certain age will recall that present in almost every physician’s office from the 1950s to 1980s were back issues of the monthly Reader’s Digest, a compendium of condensed literature and non-fiction, including a semi-regular feature on human … Continue reading

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HIV/AIDS 30 Years On: MSM Ignorant, In Denial

For more than three decades we have lived with HIV/AIDS. The earliest years of the epidemic were characterized by both dread and hope, anxiety and action. Community-based peer education and activism emerged among sexual minority collectives. When public officials failed … Continue reading

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Transgender Day of Remembrance, November 20

In the hopes that this memorial will one day become unnecessary, we mark Transgender Day of Remembrance (November 20) with attention to health issues. The 2011 Institute of Medicine report The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People: Building a … Continue reading

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Medical-Colleges Group Releases Standards for Treating LGBT Patients

Announced today by the Chronicle of Higher Education: The Association of American Medical Colleges has released a set of guidelines aimed at helping medical schools better train physicians to treat people who are LGBT, don’t identify with a gender, or … Continue reading

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