Before the start of the commission on the status of women (CSW) – the annual two-week gathering of member states at the UN to discuss progress towards gender equality and women's empowerment – there was disquiet at the Vatican's apparent silence over the wording of the conference's outcome document.
Studies have shown that intimate partner violence can increase the risk of HIV infection by around 50% and that one in three women experience violence by their intimate partner during their lifetime. There is also evidence that violence, or the fear of violence undermines access to treatment, care and support services for women living with HIV.
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 study has found that adolescents with lesbian moms had higher levels of self-esteem and lower levels of conduct problems compared with peers in families that have a mom and a dad. Importantly, this is the first study to compare adolescent–parent relationships and well-being in families where the parents — both lesbian and straight — were all continuously coupled. >>>
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. >>>