Topics :: GLBT health care

The State of Transgender Healthcare

By Pat Magee, MSW | Saturday Aug 23, 2014
I've yet to meet a gay or lesbian person who needed to be treated medically for their sexual orientation. But many, if not most, transgender people require medical treatment to find some sense of relief and comfort with their bodies.

Mass. Legislators Approve Funding for Prostate Health Awareness

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Jul 7, 2014
On June 30, The Massachusetts’ House of Representatives and Senate created a new education and awareness program dedicated to prostate cancer.

HHC Launches First LGBT Health Clinic, in Harlem

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Jun 24, 2014
On June 5, HHCs Metropolitan Hospital Center in East Harlem opened its new LGBT Health Center, which aims to better serve and remove barriers to care for New York City’s LGBT populations.

Castro Health Center on Track

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Friday Jun 20, 2014
San Francisco’s largest HIV/AIDS-related nonprofit is continuing to build a gay men’s health and wellness center in the Castro neighborhood as it also aims to re-launch one of its fundraising events.

Lyon-Martin Explores Merger

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Monday May 26, 2014
Lyon-Martin Health Services, a nonprofit that provides primary medical care to women and transgender people regardless of their ability to pay, and HealthRight 360, which offers substance abuse counseling and other programs, are exploring a merger.

Testing, Testing: (It’s As Easy As) 1, 2, 3

By Kilian Melloy | Monday May 26, 2014
When the subject of testing for STIs comes up, one might find one’s mind flashing on risk factors and possible results for an HIV test. But HIV isn’t the only (or even the nastiest) bug out there.

Gay Couples Find Uneven Access to Health Insurance

By Ann Sanner | Sunday Mar 30, 2014
Nearly every day for three months, Carl Bechdel had to make calls or send emails to try to get family insurance coverage for his husband and himself under President Barack Obama’s landmark health law.

Fenway Offers Free LGBT Health Care Webinar

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Mar 26, 2014
The National LGBT Health Education Center at the Fenway Institute will host a free educational webinar, "Creating Inclusive Health Care Environments for LGBT Patients and Staff," on Wednesday, March 26.

Y-Hep to Open New Clinic in Philly

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Mar 24, 2014
Y-HEP, Philadelphia FIGHT’s Youth Health Empowerment Project, announced the opening of a new family care clinic for youth at its facility at 1417 Locust Street in Center City.

Castro Health Center Progresses

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Monday Mar 17, 2014
The San Francisco AIDS Foundation’s CEO said recently he’s hopeful the nonprofit will be able to open its health center for gay and bi men in the Castro district in December, but he still won’t talk about money for the project.