GLBT health

Cancer rates higher for lesbian, gay, and bisexual community

A study by the Boston University School of Public Health has found a need to create health programs specifically promoting the well-being of lesbian, gay, and bisexual cancer survivors. The research was lead by Ulrike Boehmer, associate professor of community health sciences.

Get All the Facts About the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association

The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) is a national nonprofit organization based in San Francisco. GLMA’s mission is to make the health care environment "a place of empathy, justice and equity." The organization began in 1981 as the American Association of Physicians for Human Rights. It became the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association in 1994 to broaden its visibility, leadership, education and advocacy.

Standing Up for the Right to Be Ourselves

Standing Up for the Right to Be Ourselves

Gay nurses bring diversity and unique perspectives to the nursing workplace.
So why should they have to play “don’t ask, don’t tell” at work?

Gay Advocacy Groups Campaign for Same-Sex Hospital Visitation Rights

According to the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, a national advocacy group for gay civil rights, hospitals don't always recognize same-sex partners as family because of homophobia, inadequate staff training or other policy flaws.

Fighting Tobacco Disparities in the Gay Community

Fighting Tobacco Disparities in the Gay Community

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons are 50% to 200% more likely to smoke than the rest of the population, according to the National LGBT Tobacco Control Network.

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