Ending Exclusions Under Obamacare

By: Andrew Shaughnessy @andrewshag For the LGBT community health is a complicated matter. It is further complicated when health insurance companies deny or exclude certain forms of coverage that for some are basic health needs. For LGBT folks seeking gender-affirming health care coverage barriers exist at every turn — until the Affordable Care Act. OrContinue reading “Ending Exclusions Under Obamacare”

Benson & Hedges Targets LGBTT Communities in Puerto Rico

  Juan Carlos Vega, MLS Blogging for the Citizens’ Alliance Pro LGBTTA Health of Puerto Rico, National Latino Alliance Pro Health Equity and the Network for LGBT Health Equity     This is bad! As health professionals, community prevention programs, and the Puerto Rico Department of Health strive to reduce tobacco use prevalence among island inhabitants, we have busted BensonContinue reading “Benson & Hedges Targets LGBTT Communities in Puerto Rico”

Press Release: LGBT Cancer Survivors’ Voices Spotlight CRACKS in Health CarE SYSTEM

  by Liz Margolies, LCSW  Director, National LGBT Cancer Network     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 11, 2013 CONTACT: Cathy Renna, 917-757-6123, cathy@rennacommunications.com   LGBT Cancer Survivors’ Voices Spotlight CRACKS in Health CarE SYSTEM   MAKES PRACTICAL, LIFE-SAVING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PROVIDERS New York, NY….June 11, 2013….The National LGBT Cancer Network released a new report today thatContinue reading “Press Release: LGBT Cancer Survivors’ Voices Spotlight CRACKS in Health CarE SYSTEM”

Deconstructing a Disparity: Association of Violence and Discrimination with Smoking Among Sexual Minority Youth Adults

This afternoon, I attended some intriguing presentations from the Population Center’s Summer Institute graduates. Among them, John Blosnich, PhD candidate of Public Health Sciences at West Virginia University stuck out as a researcher looking into violence and discrimination within the context of LGB youth smoking rates. In his presentation, titled:  “Deconstructing a Disparity: Association ofContinue reading “Deconstructing a Disparity: Association of Violence and Discrimination with Smoking Among Sexual Minority Youth Adults”