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Doctor Refuses Treatment for Lesbian Couple's Baby

FAMILY | By Winnie McCroy | Feb 19
A Michigan lesbian couple has finally received a reply from a doctor who refused to treat their baby girl last fall because it was incompatible with her personal and religious beliefs.

HRC Demands End to LGBT Discrimination at Hospitals

NATIONAL | By EDGE | Nov 12
The HRC's new reports reveals that LGBT Americans are still facing discrimination in health care. They demand that facilities adopt inclusive non-discrimination policies.

Former HHS Head Sebelius Accepts LGBT Medical Professionals Award

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 9
On Thursday, September 11, the Honorable Kathleen Sebelius, 21st U.S. Secretary of Health & Human Services, will be honored with the GLMA Achievement Award during GLMA's 32nd Annual Conference in Baltimore, MD.

International Medical Manual Entering the Late 20th Century?

INTERNATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 3
Break out your platform glitter shoes: The World Health Organization might just be preparing to party like it's 1973.

Health-Care Fears Loom Large in Gay Marriage Cases

NATIONAL | By Rick Callahan | Aug 25
Dozens of same-sex couples are challenging Indiana's and Wisconsin's gay marriage bans in a case being heard Tuesday in the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. Looming large in the case is the issue of medical emergencies they face.

The State of Transgender Healthcare

HEALTH | By Pat Magee, MSW | Aug 23
I've yet to meet a gay or lesbian person who needed to be treated medically for their sexual orientation. But many, if not most, transgender people require medical treatment to find some sense of relief and comfort with their bodies.

Mass. Legislators Approve Funding for Prostate Health Awareness

LOCAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 7
On June 30, The Massachusetts’ House of Representatives and Senate created a new education and awareness program dedicated to prostate cancer.

HHC Launches First LGBT Health Clinic, in Harlem

LOCAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jun 24
On June 5, HHCs Metropolitan Hospital Center in East Harlem opened its new LGBT Health Center, which aims to better serve and remove barriers to care for New York City’s LGBT populations.

Gay Couples Find Uneven Access to Health Insurance

HEALTH | By Ann Sanner | Mar 30
Nearly every day for three months, Carl Bechdel had to make calls or send emails to try to get family insurance coverage for his husband and himself under President Barack Obama’s landmark health law.

Fenway Offers Free LGBT Health Care Webinar

PERSONAL TECH | By Winnie McCroy | Mar 26
The National LGBT Health Education Center at the Fenway Institute will host a free educational webinar, "Creating Inclusive Health Care Environments for LGBT Patients and Staff," on Wednesday, March 26.

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