For Transgender Patients, a Growing Fight Over Health Coverage

by Nina Martin ProPublica, Oct. 22, 2013, 10:13 a.m Last spring, Jennifer Blair, a 62-year-old aspiring therapist who lives in Denver, noticed the kind of changes in her breast tissue — rapid, abnormal growth on one side of her chest — that would frighten any woman and alarm any physician. Blair didn’t have health insurance, … Continue reading For Transgender Patients, a Growing Fight Over Health Coverage

Edie Windsor Honored at “Eight Over Eighty” Gala

by Winnie McCroy EDGE Editor Friday Mar 7, 2014 On March 5, nearly 500 New Yorkers came together to honor 84-year-old LGBT trailblazer Edie Windsor, who was among those celebrated at Jewish Home Lifecare’s "Eight Over Eighty" gala in New York City, held at the Mandarin Oriental New York. "With 30 percent of the U.S. population … Continue reading Edie Windsor Honored at “Eight Over Eighty” Gala

Walgreens gets top score among drug chains in Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index

Index scores companies based on commitment to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender employees and customers DECEMBER 27, 2013 | BY ALARIC DEARMENT DEERFIELD, Ill. — A national gay-rights organization has given Walgreens top marks for its practices related to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. In its 2014 Corporate Equality Index, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation gave the … Continue reading Walgreens gets top score among drug chains in Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index

HOPE Fund grants LGBT Older Adult Coalition $50,000 for unique collaborative project with Area Agencies on Aging throughout the Metro Detroit Region

The LGBT Older Adult Coalition is pleased to announce that the HOPE Fund has awarded $50,000 to the coalition for 2014.  A significant portion of the grant will provide support for a cutting-edge collaborative formed between the LGBT Older Adult Coalition and all three Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) serving the Metro Detroit Region.  AAA's … Continue reading HOPE Fund grants LGBT Older Adult Coalition $50,000 for unique collaborative project with Area Agencies on Aging throughout the Metro Detroit Region

New Mexico Supreme Court Rules Gay Marriage Constitutional

The New Mexico Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in the state Thursday December 19, 2013, declaring in a ruling that it is unconstitutional to deny a marriage license to gay and lesbian couples. New Mexico joins 16 states and the District of Columbia in allowing gay marriage. Eight of the state's 33 counties started issuing … Continue reading New Mexico Supreme Court Rules Gay Marriage Constitutional

Gov. Rick Snyder ‘open’ to talks on adding gay, lesbian protections to anti-discrimination law

LANSING, MI -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, responding last week to anti-gay comments made by Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema, called the remarks "discriminatory" and suggested they had no place in any political party. Gay-rights advocates were quick to point out that Michigan law does not currently protect gays and lesbians from workplace or housing … Continue reading Gov. Rick Snyder ‘open’ to talks on adding gay, lesbian protections to anti-discrimination law