Transgender Health Disparities Are Subject of New Study

Transgender is an umbrella term used to describe people whose assigned sex at birth is not fully aligned or congruent with their current gender identity or expression. Prior research has documented a high prevalence of adverse health outcomes in some transgender communities, including mental health distress and suicidality, substance use, cigarette smoking, and HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Social … Continue reading Transgender Health Disparities Are Subject of New Study

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

Health reform is finally here! You have a right to equal access to health care. Get covered today!

On Saturday, March 8th from 12:00pm – 3:00pm, Affirmations, along with Advantage Health Centers, MichUHCAN, and Jamison & Green Associates present an Obamacare Education and Enrollment Event. This event will be part of a larger effort to encourage the LGBT community to get Out2Enroll. Health care reform through Obamacare ensures equal access to health care coverage for … Continue reading Health reform is finally here! You have a right to equal access to health care. Get covered today!

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