healthcare

Meet Britney: A South Carolinian accelerating LGBT acceptance in healthcare and beyond

GLAAD interviews Britney Nesbit, a student at The Medical University of South Carolina, working to make healthcare a safer space for LGBT individuals.

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LGBT and looking for healthcare coverage? Visit Out 2 Enroll

The deadline to enroll for healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act is coming up on February 15, 2015, and Out 2 Enroll is working to ensure that eligible LGBT people can access the coverage offered.

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Snapshots: NBC, marriage equality, Dallas dads, and more

Wonder what we’re up to at GLAAD?

Be sure to check out GLAAD's Blog each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment, and online media.

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A look at safer sex and healthy living for bi men and women

The month kicked off with a look at "Mental Health & Biphobia," including the top 10 health concerns for people who are bi. Now, BRC is bringing "Sexual Health" and "Nutrition & Movement" to the forefront.

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How the media is criminalizing HIV, why that's a problem, and what we can do to fix it

This problem is severe and undoubtedly multifaceted, but has to do in heavy part with the heightened stigma that exists within the African-American community—the stigma that LGBT and mainstream media perpetuate when they turn a blind eye to people of color and people who are HIV+.

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Chris Christie to trans people: No birth certificates without surgery

In addition to the recent "Bridgegate," he vetoed a bill today that would have allowed transgender residents of New Jersey to receive updated birth certificates accurately reflecting their gender identity, rather than their assigned gender.

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Connecticut prohibits healthcare discrimination against transgender patients

Connecticut is set to become the fifth state requiring health insurance providers to cover treatment related to transgender people's transitions and prohibit anti-trans discrimination, the Advocate reports.

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The White House shares 5 ways Obamacare helps the LGBT community

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is being cited by the White House as an example of the government's work towards equality for LGBT people in the country, and an infographic explains how.

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Despite Medicaid ban on transgender healthcare, NY Health Commissioner says he's "working hard" on transgender issues

"New York has been a leader, and continues to be a leader, in promoting transgender issues," said Commissioner Shah in response to a question about whether the New York Department of Health will repeal a discriminatory regulation in the state's Medicaid program that bans transgender people from accessing healthcare they need.

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