LGBT Health News
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Original Date of Publication: 01 Aug 2001
Original Source: http://www.lgbthealthchannel.com/news/archive.shtml
Below is lgbthealthchannel's archive of important news affecting the health and wellness of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities from before 2005. (See also LGBT Health News 2005+)
- According to the FBI, Sexual Orientation-Based Bias Crime Is Rising at an Alarming Rate in the United States
(Nov. 23, 2004)
Sexual orientation-based bias crime is now the second-highest category of hate crime offenses in the U.S., according to new information from the FBI. Previously the third category behind race and religion, 1,430 hate crime offenses based on sexual orientation were reported in 2003, accounting for 16.4% of the total number of reported bias crimes.
- Hepatitis Immunization Rates Remain Less than Half for Gay and Bisexual Men
(Sep. 30, 2004)
The sixth annual multi-city survey of men who have sex with men (MSM) conducted by the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) in the summer of 2004 shows that more than half of the nation's gay and bisexual men are not protected against hepatitis A and hepatitis B, although vaccination rates are on the rise. Routine vaccination against both hepatitis A and hepatitis B is recommended for all gay and bisexual men by the CDC and the GLMA.
- Increasing Number of Companies Offer Domestic Partner Health Insurance Benefits (May 6, 2004)
Washington - U.S. businesses are continuing to extend domestic partner health insurance benefits to gay and lesbian workers, according to an analysis released on May 6, 2004.
- Human Rights Campaign Lauds Landmark Supreme court Ruling Striking Down State Sodomy Laws (June 26, 2003)
The Human Rights Campaign lauded the Supreme Court's landmark ruling today that struck down discriminatory state sodomy laws in 13 states on the basis that they violate Americans' Constitutional right to privacy.
- The Time Is Now: Get Tested (Jun. 27, 2003)
Since first reported in 1981, HIV/AIDS has had a disproportionate impact on gay and bisexual men. Even today, after more than 20 years of education, gay and bisexual men comprise more than 40 percent of the 40,000 new HIV infections each year.
- HIV/STD Risks in Young Men Who Have Sex with Men Who Do Not Disclose Their Sexual Orientation
(Feb. 7, 2003)
Young men who have sex with men (MSM) who do not disclose their sexual orientation (nondisclosers) are thought to be at particularly high risk for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection because of low self-esteem, depression, or lack of peer support and prevention services that are available to MSM who are more open about their sexuality.
- Human Rights Campaign Praises Family Physicians' Support for Same-Sex Families
(Oct. 18, 2002)
The American Academy of Family Physicians passed a resolution Oct. 16, calling on the group to support legislation that "promotes a safe and nurturing environment, including psychological and legal security, for all children, including those of adoptive parents, regardless of the parents' sexual orientation."
- Stop Using Lubricants and Condoms Containing Nonoxonyl-9, says Gay Lesbian Medical Association
(Sep. 26, 2002)
Nonoxonyl-9 (N-9), often used in the manufacture of lubricants and lubricated condoms, does not protect against HIV transmission, and may actually increase vulnerability to transmission in some cases.
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