Trump HHS Reverses Obama-Era Non-Discrimination Policy

By | 2019-11-06T16:22:33-05:00 November 6th, 2019|National, News|

The Department of Health and Human Services’ press release announcing a change in the administration of its grants had an innocuous-sounding title, one that said its purpose was to ensure that HHS regulations do not "impose specific public policy requirements beyond U.S. statutory requirements."

U.S. Rep. Katie Hill Resigns

By | 2019-10-30T16:54:24-04:00 October 30th, 2019|National, News|

Keen News Service U.S. Rep. Katie Hill, an early leader among first-term members of the U.S. House and the first openly bisexual person elected to the House, resigned Sunday night. In a letter posted at [...]

Costa Rica Campaign Seeks to Bolster Marriage Equality Support

By | 2019-10-23T16:58:50-04:00 October 23rd, 2019|National, News|

More than 30 groups have joined a campaign designed to increase support for marriage rights for same-sex couples in Costa Rica. Sí, Acepto (“Yes I accept” in Spanish) formally launched in August and includes ads that feature LGBTI Costa Ricans’ relatives, friends and teammates. The campaign also includes workshops on the issue that will take place across the country.

CNN LGBTQ Town Hall Overview

By | 2019-10-14T17:14:27-04:00 October 14th, 2019|National, News|

The bar had been set pretty high for CNN’s Oct. 10 town hall on LGBTQ issues for Democratic presidential candidates. It was the first national television broadcast by a major media outlet of an LGBTQ-specific [...]

Pope Francis Meets With Pro-LGBTQ Priest

By | 2019-10-09T17:50:16-04:00 October 9th, 2019|National, News|

A decision by Pope Francis to host a private meeting at the Vatican on Monday with an American Catholic priest who has been an outspoken advocate for the church to embrace LGBT Catholics is being viewed as yet another signal that Francis may be leaning toward changing the church’s long-held position of condemning homosexuality.

A High-Stakes Fight

By | 2019-10-02T12:25:40-04:00 October 2nd, 2019|Michigan, National, News|

Standing on the precipice of the first-ever transgender-specific case to face the Supreme Court of the United States, it'd be understandable if plaintiff Aimee Stephens, 58, seemed nervous or distraught ahead of the Oct. 8 [...]

Debate 3 Shows Buttigieg Has Staying Power

By | 2019-09-18T15:39:34-04:00 September 18th, 2019|National, News|

No LGBTQ-specific issues came up during the third national Democratic presidential debate Sept. 12. That, and the fact that LGBTQ issues have been barely mentioned in the previous two national Democratic debates, is likely to [...]

Pro-LGBT Measures Up in Health Care

By | 2019-09-05T14:11:22-04:00 September 4th, 2019|National, News|

WASHINGTON — Strides are being made in the world of LGBT health care despite a hostile presidential administration, Human Rights Campaign officials write in their annual Healthcare Equality Index. Among the strides: more than half [...]

Positive Thoughts: Viral Control

By | 2019-08-07T16:22:45-04:00 August 7th, 2019|National, News|

By Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr. Robert Yarchoan, MD, is the director of the Office of HIV and AIDS Malignancy (OHAM) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). In addition, he is a researcher at the NCI [...]