Topics :: GLBT health care

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.

New SAMSHA Guide Helps Support LGBT Kids

By Winnie McCroy | Sunday Mar 9, 2014
In its continuing effort to foster the well-being of LGBT kids, the Family Acceptance Project (FAP) at SF State University has developed "Helping Families to Support their Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Children."

U.S. Representatives Push to End Gay Blood Ban

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Feb 5, 2014
On Jan. 30, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (D-IL) observed National Blood Donor Month with a call for the need to reevaluate the donation criteria that prevents men who have sex with men (MSM) from donating blood for life.

Medical Marijuana Right for New York, Say ASOs

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Feb 4, 2014
New York AIDS Service Organizations applauded Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposals to provide support for people living with HIV/AIDS, including access to medical marijuana.

University of Arkansas Medical Conference Focuses on LGBT Health

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Jan 15, 2014
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is holding a free conference on Jan. 16, focusing on health care disparities in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) population.

Obamacare Enrollment for LGBTs

By Lindsay King- Miller | Monday Jan 6, 2014
Hoping the Affordable Care Act will close the "health care gap," the National LGBT Health Education Center at The Fenway Institute has partnered with the Center for American Progress to release "Optimizing LGBT Health Under the Affordable Care Act."

Cancer’s Early Warning Signs

By John Maroussas | Saturday Jan 4, 2014
Most of us are aware that the recovery rate from most cancers is markedly better if the treatment comes at an early stage. Here are some warning signs that should be taken seriously.