LGBTQ+ Servicemember/Veteran Bill has 26 Cosponsors, Still No Movement

Update (07/19/2021) Since the last update, H.R. 1526 has continued to garner more cosponsors; however, no additional action has been taken to move the legislation forward. Below are the House members who have joined in support of the bill: Representative Jake Auchincloss (D-MA4) Representative Jamaal Bowman (D-NY16) Representative Ed Case (D-HI1) Representative Kathy Castor (D-FL14) Representative Daniel T. Kildee (D-MI5) Representative Scott H. Peters (D-CA52) … Continue reading LGBTQ+ Servicemember/Veteran Bill has 26 Cosponsors, Still No Movement

LGBT+ Health Awareness Week: Non-Discrimination

According to the largest-ever study of transgender and gender non-conforming people in the United States, about 56% of those surveyed had experienced discrimination while trying to seek medical treatment. A 2016 survey found that 68.5% of LGBT+ people who experienced discrimination in the year before had been negatively affected psychologically, about 43.7% said discrimination had adversely affected their physical well-being. For all the legislation and … Continue reading LGBT+ Health Awareness Week: Non-Discrimination

LGBT+ Health Awareness Week: Advocacy

Did you know that the VA has a program for LGBT+ Veterans and that there are personnel at nearly all VA facilities nationwide that are tasked to help LGBT+ Veterans with care issues? In 2016, the VA started addressing healthcare issues specific to LGBTQ+ Veterans by appointing LGBT Veteran Care Coordinators (VCCs) at VA facilities. VCCs are licensed clinicians responsible for promoting best practices for … Continue reading LGBT+ Health Awareness Week: Advocacy

March 10th is National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day #NWGHAAD

Every year on March 10 — and throughout the month of March — local, state, federal, and national organizations come together to shed light on the impact of HIV and AIDS on women and girls and show support for those at risk of and living with HIV. This year marks the 16th annual observance of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD). The HIV/AIDS … Continue reading March 10th is National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day #NWGHAAD

Bisexual Health Awareness Month, Theme: #Equity

Later this month, LGBTQ+ Health Awareness Week will take place but the month of March is dedicated to raising awareness of the bisexual+ community’s health and well being with Bisexual Health Awareness Month. Launched in 2014 by the Bisexual Resource Center (BRC), Bisexual+ Health Awareness Month is a campaign dedicated to raising awareness about the bisexual+ community’s social, economic, and health disparities, advocating for resources, … Continue reading Bisexual Health Awareness Month, Theme: #Equity