Category Archives: LGBTQ rights

LGBT Healthcare Bill of Rights

Healthcare is not an easy subject for many who identify as sexual and/or gender minorities.  Many have had negative experiences with healthcare encounters, have heard horror stories from their friends, or, fearing the worst, simply avoid risking any encounter with … Continue reading

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Kelli Dunham calls for LGBT Culturally Competent Care on NPR Blog!

“Health News from NPR” just posted an excellent article by nurse Kelli Dunham focused on health disparities in the LGBT community that are aided and abetted by inadequate care for LGBT people and their families.  She points to the recent … Continue reading

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Open Enrollment for HealthCare.gov starts on November 15th!

With the US mid-term elections, Ebola, and act-alone terror attacks, there is not much oxygen left in the current news cycles for information about the Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment period that starts on November 15th, and lasts through February … Continue reading

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The matter of choice

This past week I saw the new HBO documentary “The Case Against 8,” which was fascinating, and inspiring.  The film makers followed the case for over 5 years, filming interactions involving the lawyers and the plaintiffs as the process unfolded. … Continue reading

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New LGBT Policies Adopted by the AMA

Announcement from Gay Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA): In GLMA’s second year participating as a voting Delegate in the American Medical Association (AMA) Annual Meeting, the AMA addressed a handful of important issues related to LGBT health. GLMA was capably represented … Continue reading

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