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Elton John Condemns Ga. Lawmaker for Suggesting People with HIV Should be Quarantined

Elton John Condemns Ga. Lawmaker for Suggesting People with HIV Should be Quarantined

Oct 23
Elton John called Georgia State Representative Betty Price's comments that people living with HIV should be quarantined as "horrific, discriminatory, and astonishingly ill-informed."

Positive Women's Network USA Launches Interactive Multimedia Series

Positive Women's Network USA Launches Interactive Multimedia Series

Oct 23
Positive Women's Network - USA Launches #PWNCares, featuring a series of short videos in which real women living with HIV address important topics, followed by virtual coffee table chats offering real-time conversation and Q&A.

Univ. Students Given Incentives to Stay Healthy

Univ. Students Given Incentives to Stay Healthy

Oct 22
The University of Vermont has created a Wellness Environment for students that encourages a healthy lifestyle. The program originally started with 120 students and has grown to 1200 this semester.

Court, for Now, Blocks Immigrant Teen's Access to Abortion

Court, for Now, Blocks Immigrant Teen's Access to Abortion

By Jessica Gresko | Oct 21
An appeals court is blocking, for now, an abortion sought by a pregnant 17-year-old immigrant being held in a Texas facility, ruling that the government should have time to try to release her so she can obtain the abortion outside of federal custody.

Share Your Toothbrush? Yuck! Six Reasons That's an Unhealthy Idea

Share Your Toothbrush? Yuck! Six Reasons That's an Unhealthy Idea

Oct 20
When health officials discovered a hepatitis A outbreak in California this summer, they swiftly issued health warnings about how to avoid the disease. Among the many suggestions: Don't share toothbrushes.

SAGE Relaunches National LGBT Elder Housing Initiative Website

SAGE Relaunches National LGBT Elder Housing Initiative Website

Oct 20
SAGE, the nation's largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBT elders, has relaunched its National LGBT Elder Housing Initiative website.

Equality Caucus Shames PA Senators for Putting Transgender Kids at Risk

Equality Caucus Shames PA Senators for Putting Transgender Kids at Risk

Oct 19
Leaders of the legislature's LGBT Equality Caucus said the state senators who voted yesterday to deny health care to transgender young people should be ashamed of themselves.

AIDS Institute Calls on Medicaid to Stop Using Price of Hep C Drugs as Excuse

AIDS Institute Calls on Medicaid to Stop Using Price of Hep C Drugs as Excuse

Oct 19
Today, The AIDS Institute sent a letter to Seema Verma, Administrator of Medicaid, urging her to enforce Medicaid law and compel states to lift their restrictions on hepatitis C drugs.

The Impact of Eating Disorders on the LGBTQ Community

The Impact of Eating Disorders on the LGBTQ Community

Oct 19
Eating disorders are an under-discussed yet significant health issue affecting the LGBTQ community.

On GLAAD Spirit Day, Wear Purple to Show Solidarity With LGBTQ Youth

On GLAAD Spirit Day, Wear Purple to Show Solidarity With LGBTQ Youth

Oct 19
October 19 is GLAAD Spirit Day, a means of speaking out against LGBTQ bullying and standing with LGBTQ youth, who disproportionately face bullying and harassment because of their identities.

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