In a gathering, more research on results of faith-based HIV treatment programs was highlighted as a priority, as well as strategic communication about the good work done by these organizations, and more intensive networking and sharing of good practice models. >>>
The Obama Administration on Friday released new guidance clarifying that the Affordable Care Act prohibits insurers from discriminating against same-sex spouses who wish to purchase health coverage as a family. >>>
Eating disorders impact a "disproportionate" number of gay men, according to a new Salon article. This week, HuffPost Live spoke at length with a number of gay men who say they've struggled with eating disorders.
Growing acceptance and legalization of same-sex marriages in the United States and around the globe will fuel the travel and hospitality industries and boost spending by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender consumers, experts say. >>>
A new analysis from the Williams Institute shows that LGBT people are much more likely to struggle with issues of hunger than the general population. Contrary to cultural stereotypes that LGBT people (especially white gay men) are financially well off, many are unsure where their next meal is coming from.
As president of Affirmation: LGBT Mormons, Families and Friends, Randall Thacker has met many members of the LGBT community who have faced pain, frustration and confusion when reconciling their sexuality with their Mormon faith. >>>
LGBT activists are calling on the president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to ensure that following the Olympic Charter's principle of non-discrimination, Principle 6, becomes a requirement for future Olympic hosts. >>>
Facebook has 1.2 billion users – and now it has nearly as many gender categories to match. The social media website unveiled a new feature today that allows users to jettison male or female and describe themselves by dozens of “gender” labels. >>>
Scientists have found evidence to support the existence of a male genome which may influence homosexuality. Dr Michael Bailey, from Northwestern University, studied 400 sets of twins to determine if some men are genetically inclined to be gay.
“It really is time for smoking to come out of the closet as the top issue health issue affecting LGBT people today,” a leading LGBT health researcher tells BuzzFeed. New statistics released alongside the 50th Anniversary Surgeon General’s Report on Tobacco and Health reveal high costs of smoking within the nation’s LGBT communities.
Community members have voted to include gay and lesbian residents in Orange County’s Vietnamese new year’s parade. The 51-36 vote on Saturday comes a year after lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people were barred from the Tet parade in Westminster.