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The fight continues for equal rights in D.C.-based healthcare facilities

The fight continues for equal rights in D.C.-based healthcare facilities
A prominent gay rights organization says eight of 17 Washington-area hospitals do not explicitly include a reference to sexual orientation in their patient nondiscrimination policies. The report released Monday by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation follows President Barack Obama’s mandate that...
June 8th, 2010 | Read More

More than 50% of new HIV cases in the U.S. occurred among young homosexuals

More than 50% of new HIV cases in the U.S. occurred among young homosexuals
NEW YORK — New HIV infections are increasing among homosexuals, drug users and prostitutes who don’t seek help because of laws that criminalize these practices, the head of the U.N. AIDS agency said Monday. Michel Sidibe, the head of UNAIDS, said “it is unacceptable” that 85 countries...
March 17th, 2010 | Read More

UNAIDS: Funding cuts could lead to HIV ‘nightmare’

UNAIDS: Funding cuts could lead to HIV ‘nightmare’
(AP) — Cuts in donor funding could cause an HIV “nightmare,” the United Nations’ AIDS agency chief warned Monday. Michel Sidibe appealed to government and private donors to keep investing in the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, an international financing institution. He...
March 10th, 2010 | Read More

Join the AIDS fight with just the click of a button

Join the AIDS fight with just the click of a button
(AP) — With a simple click, U.S. travelers buying airline tickets via some travel agencies and Internet sites can now donate $2 or more to fight AIDS in developing countries. The United Nations and former President Bill Clinton launched the donation effort Thursday called MassiveGood. It aims to...
March 8th, 2010 | Read More

Study reveals decrease in bullying amongst schoolchildren

Study reveals decrease in bullying amongst schoolchildren
(AP) — There’s been a sharp drop in the percentage of America’s children being bullied or beaten up by their peers, according to a new national survey by experts who believe anti-bullying programs are having an impact The study, funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, found that the percentage...
March 8th, 2010 | Read More

Michigan faces public health nightmare

Michigan faces public health nightmare
According to a recent study conducted by the American Public Health Association, gays and lesbian who live in intolerant states (ahem, such as Michigan), are more prone to depression. Researchers report that gay people who live in states prohibiting legal recognition for same-sex couples are: 248.2%...
March 5th, 2010 | Read More

Cause Commandos rally support from the gay community for rebuilding efforts in Haiti

Cause Commandos rally support from the gay community for rebuilding efforts in Haiti
A gay couple working on the ground in Haiti has launched the website CauseCommandos.com to rally support from the gay community and provide medicine, food, and tents to those affected by the region’s devastating earthquake. A former Haitian resident, Montgomery made his mark on the community there...
February 11th, 2010 | Read More

Kent County Health Dept. Initiates New Program To Promote HIV/AIDS Awareness

Denise Bryan, Michael Woerner, and Drew Stoppels The Kent County Health Department has been utilizing the latest in social networking trends in an effort to recruit and organize volunteers willing to educate our community on the importance of HIV/AIDS testing. GET INVOLVED Please call: 616.632.7187 Recently,...
January 11th, 2010 | Read More

American Jewish World Service Creates Fund to Promote LGBT Rights in Uganda

Photo taken from advocate.com NEW YORK, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In response to egregious human rights violations against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals in Uganda, American Jewish World Service (AJWS) has established the URGENT LGBT UGANDA FUND. The fund will...
January 8th, 2010 | Read More

First HIV Positive Man To Enter U.S. Since Restrictions Were Lifted

A gay Dutch man will be the first HIV-positive person to enter the United States since HIV travel restrictions were lifted by the Obama administration on January 5th. 45 year old Clemens Ruland and his HIV-negative partner Hugo Bausch, 50, are set to arrive at JFK airport in New York at 4.20pm local...
January 7th, 2010 | Read More

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