Each week HuffPost Gay Voices, in a partnership with blogger Scout, LGBT HealthLink and researcher Susana Fajardo, brings you a round up of some of the biggest LGBT wellness stories from the past seven days. For more LGBT Wellness, visit our page dedicated to the topic here.
Helping LGBT People Through the Cancer Journey
It’s finally here! A new set of best practices for helping LGBT folks through the cancer continuum was just published. It contains the best, most promising, and most recommended ways to help during any stage of the cancer process. The report took 18 months to create and is the brainchild of LGBT HealthLink and theNational LGBT Cancer Center Network. See the report and interactive web page.
Why Covering Transgender Medical Care Makes Sense
The evidence just keeps adding up. Trans people without access to medical care are less likely to be employed and more prone to depression and self-destructive behavior. Plus, the cost for transgender-specific medical care is negligible for companies. Not covering them is bad for business and health says the New York Times.
10 Tips for Bisexuals to Banish Winter Blues
Shorter days, less sunlight, and cold nights can get a person down during this time of year. Here are 10 tips for bisexuals to beat off seasonal glooms. While these tips are geared mainly toward bisexuals, any LGBTQ person could learn a lesson here.
Gap in New HIV Infection Rates Widens
The CDC recently came out with new numbers for HIV infections. While most groups saw a decrease in new HIV infections some minority groups, especially gay and bi men of color, saw an increase. “Health disparities have turned HIV from an infection into an injustice,” said Jonathan Mermin, director of the National Center for HI/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention.
Financial Support for LGBTQ Organizations Drops
LGBTQ organizations lost $6.3 million dollars of revenue from foundations 2013 to 2014, a new report from the Movement Advancement Project found. These organizations are on the front lines fighting for LGBTQ health, civil rights, and legal protection, among other things.
Suicide Risk Higher for LGB College Students
LGB college students are at higher risk for suicide compared to their straight peers, a new study found. This isn’t the first study to find this, again we see how mental health needs to be a priority for our communities.
Only Half of MA Girls Doing Bisexual Things Identify as Bisexual
A new study in Massachusetts found that of all the high school girls doing bisexual things, 46.8 percent of them identified as straight . Only 53.2 percent were bisexual. Perhaps unsurprisingly, 8.1 percent of girls were bisexual but overall 10.5 percent had engaged in bisexual behavior.