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Transgender Children: Making The Change Early

While not a common issue, growing up feeling like your body is the wrong gender is a struggle. About 700,000 people in the U.S., or 0.3% of the population identify as transgender in 2014. This often translates into stress for individuals and families because society has rigid guidelines for how it identifies an individual’s gender. In a shocking 2013 study, 41 percent of …

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Turkish Police Detained Trans Women in Istanbul

Turkish Police Detained Trans Women in Istanbul

Turkey Women’s Movement, met the day before the March 8 International Women of Kadikoy. As they dispersed after the action, trans activists were stopped by the police and asked to be taken into custody. Trans women got into taxis after other protesters prevented their detention. However, trans women were detained in taxis that were stopped by the police.   Police …

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Hogwarts Legacy: Harry Potter Game

Harry Potter Game will Allow Players to Create Trans Characters

The forthcoming Harry Potter game Hogwarts: Legacy will allow players to create trans characters, according to a new report. The news comes after the author of the Harry Potter novel series, JK Rowling, has faced repeated accusations of transphobia relating to her social media activity. Hogwarts Legacy, announced last year, is set to be published in 2022 by Warner Bros …

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Tomas V. Raskevicius

The Birmingham Lithuanian Community publicly stands for LGBTQ+

The Lithuanian Community in Birmingham United Kingdom is one of the first Diaspora communities which publicly supports Tomas Vytautas Raskevičius, a member of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania and the chairman of the Human Rights Committee, as the only homosexual of 141 members of the Seimas. The Parliamentary elections were held in Lithuania on 11 and 25 October …

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Alarming Facts About Meth In The Gay Community

Alarming Facts About Meth In The Gay Community

Crystal meth has become an epidemic in the gay community, especially in larger cities where “party and play” (PnP) is a well known scene.  While party and play can include any type of drug use combined with sexual activity, it usually refers to crystal meth. Following are some unfortunate facts regarding crystal meth use in the gay community: Meth abuse is …

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Health & Healthcare

Removing Health Stereotypes Within The Trans Community

A recent study published in the journal of LGBT Health (Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., 2014), reported findings that reveal health disparities among the transgender community within the U.S. These studies involved comparing transgender participants to non-transgender, otherwise known as cisgender, participants. The common assumption is that the transgender community suffers from more cases of sexually transmitted diseases, along with other …

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Health & Healthcare

LGBT Health in Natural Disasters and other Emergencies

Whenever there is a public emergency or a natural disaster, health centers generally become a nerve center of activity. However, when disaster is pending, health centers should take measures to ensure that they can provide the necessary assistance and resources to the area’s most vulnerable populations, including the LGBT community (LGBT Health Education. org). Specific issues health centers should be concerned …

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Many Transgender People Are Completely Avoiding Doctors

Many Transgender People Are Completely Avoiding Doctors

It can be difficult for many individuals to have discussions about their sexual history with a physician. It’s not uncommon for people to consider it uncomfortable. But, for many transgender people, the conversation never happens because they do not seek out health care, according to Adrian Juarez, PhD, a public health nurse and assistant professor in the University at Buffalo School …

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Health & Healthcare

7 Ways To Improve Healthcare For The Transgender Patient

Many healthcare workers lack the training to deal with the unique issues the transgender community faces. While others disapprove of the lifestyle of the LGBT community for one reason or another. This can compromise the patients’ care. That’s according to a study in LGBT Health that discusses the issues the transgender patient faces and measures that can be taken by …

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Health & Healthcare

Cervical Cancer Risk for Lesbians

The risk factors for developing cervical cancer are the same for all women regardless of gender identity and sexual orientation (LGBT Health Education .org). That said, bisexual women and lesbians are ten times less likely to get tested for cervical cancer. Regular screenings, however, have been shown to be the best way to catch it early when treatment options and outcomes are the best. …

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