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Moffitt Cancer Center Research Aims to Reduce Health Care Disparities

The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/transsexual, queer/questioning and intersex (LGBTQI) population has been largely understudied by the medical community. Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center found that the LGBTQI community experience health disparities due to reduced access to health care and health insurance, coupled with being at an elevated risk for multiple types of cancer when compared to non-LGBTQI populations.

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San Diego Clinic Finds High Need for Treatment of Transgender Youth

A new study has confirmed that transgender youth often have mental health problems and that their depression and anxiety improve greatly with recognition and treatment of gender dysphoria. The results will be presented Saturday at The Endocrine Society’s 97th annual meeting in San Diego.

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ASA Files Amicus Brief With Supreme Court in Support of Marriage Equality

The American Sociological Association (ASA) filed an amicus curiae brief yesterday with the Supreme Court of the United States in the same-sex marriage cases currently pending before the court. The ASA’s brief highlights the social science consensus that children raised by same-sex parents fare just as well as children raised by different-sex parents.

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Alabama Supreme Court Decision to Halt Same-Sex Marriages Hurts Children, Defies U.S. Constitution, Expert Says

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Alabama, Federalism and Same-Sex Marriage: A Foreshadowing As To How the U.S. Supreme Court Will Rule?

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Politics and Law Expert Discusses Timing, Ramifications of Supreme Court's Decision to Take on Same-Sex Marriage

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Ellen Andersen, associate professor in gender, sexuality, and women’s studies and political science at the University of Vermont, weighs in on the Supreme Court's decision to rule on gay marriage

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Study Finds Transgender Children Are Clear About Their Identity

A visible and growing number of transgender children in North America live in alignment with their gender identity rather than their natal sex, yet scientific research has largely ignored them. No longer, says Nicholas Eaton, PhD, an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Stony Brook University. Dr. Eaton and his colleagues at the TransYouth Project have started the first large-scale, national study of socially-supported transgender kids.

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Landmark Study to Track ‘Pioneer’ Generation of Transgender Children

A groundbreaking new study, believed to be the first to focus on transgender children living as their identified gender in all aspects of their lives, finds that those children's gender identity is deeply rooted.

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Media: Need Legal Perspective to Comment on #LDS Press Conference in Utah? Cliff Rosky of @uutah & @sjquinney Available Today. #fairness4all

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Trans Buddy Program to Support LGBT Patients

Fear of being stigmatized by health care professionals is a barrier for many patients who are members of the LGBT community — it’s one of the most-reported reasons transgender individuals do not go to the doctor. Kale Edmiston and Lauren Mitchell, Ph.D. candidates at Vanderbilt, want to change that. This month the pair, along with a dedicated group of volunteers, will begin serving as advocates for a pilot program called Trans Buddy.