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Nurses the ‘Front Line’ of Caring for LGBT Elders

From UAB news: More than 2 million older adults identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, and they have specific physical and mental health needs of which nurses need to be aware, according to a recent publication in the Journal … Continue reading

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Heterosexual Assumptive Mindset May Hinder Healthcare for LGBTs

In her HealthLeaders Media post, Alexandra Wilson Pecci examins how the assumptions of heterosexuality may lead to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) men and women not being forthcoming with their healthcare providers. This can lead to care that is … Continue reading

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Discrimination and the Aging Woman

Rebecca Richman writes for the online magazine 10 Thousand Couples about the discrimination that women face as they age: When women grow old, gender discrimination is magnified. In a society that focuses on youth, older women face many different types … Continue reading

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Bethlehem, Penn. Health Clinic Hopes to Fill Void in Providing Solid Care to LGBT Community

When you think of health services that are specifically oriented to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people (LGBT), you may think primarily of sexual transmitted disease and HIV/AIDS testing and treatment or gender transition services. Novus Adult Care Services in … Continue reading

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Gay Men’s Health Collaborative’s Medical and Social Approach to GBT Men’s Health

METROWEEKLY magazine reports that Gay Men’s Health Collaborative (GMHC) hopes to provide gay, bisexual and transgender men of Northern Virginia a place outside of the city to provide health and social services. On the testing end, GMHC holds its Rainbow … Continue reading

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Philly’s Drexel U to Offer Certificate in LGBT Health

Drexel University in Philadelphia, Penn. is offering, what is believed to be, only the nation’s second certificate course in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT)Health . To start, Professor Robin Brennan has the class engage in an exercise to give … Continue reading

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San Francisco Offers Transgender Health Care As Part Of City’s Universal Health Care Plan

Some more good news for the transgender men and women out of San Fran. From The Huffington Post:  In 2007, San Francisco became the first city in the nation to offer universal health care to its citizens through the Healthy SF … Continue reading

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